Des Moines Boating Accident Attorneys
Boating Accident Lawsuits
If you or someone you love has been involved in a boating accident, a Des Moines boating accident lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can provide you with the legal counsel and representation you deserve. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our team of experienced attorneys can protect your rights and help ensure that you are properly compensated for your losses. If you are looking to speak with an attorney in the Des Moines or Polk County area regarding a boating accident that occurred anywhere in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, or Florida, a lawyer from our firm can hear your case free of charge.
On This Page
- What Are Some Common Causes?
- What Are Some Common Injuries?
- What Compensation Can I Recover?
- Do I Need a Lawyer?
- Why You Should Choose Us to Handle Your Case
You may be eligible for financial compensation if you have been involved in a boating accident or if you have suffered injury in a boating accident as a result of one or more of the following:
- The number of life jackets on board
- Missing or inoperable safety equipment
- The boat operator lacked proper training
- Boating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Reckless or negligent maneuvering of the boat
- The boat operator was exceeding posted speed limits
Although these are some common causes of boat accidents, we understand that open waterways are unpredictable. Accidents happen in a variety of ways, and our team is here to help. Regardless of the cause, it’s important to reach out to a lawyer sooner than later. Calling a lawyer promptly gives your attorney better access to valuable evidence and ensures that you file before the statute of limitations.
LaMarca Law Group, P.C. will work with due care to help ensure you are justly compensated for your injuries or those of a loved one. We will conduct an investigation and provide a review of your case without charge. There is no fee if there is no recovery.
A boating accident can result in severe injuries, including cuts and lacerations, broken bones, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. If you have suffered an injury in a boating accident, we can help you file a personal injury claim against the liable party. If a boat operator causes an injury accident as a result of their negligence, or if injury occurs as a result of a defective product, then the negligent party or the party responsible for the defect can be held accountable.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, it may be possible to file a claim against the defendant for compensation including, but not limited to: Medical costs, rehabilitation costs, past and future loss of wages, impaired earning capacity, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. If the defendant acted in a grossly negligent manner or with a willful disregard for the safety of others, you may also be able to file for punitive damages to punish the defendant for their egregiously harmful actions. If a loved one has been killed in a boating accident, an attorney from our law firm can help your family file a wrongful death claim against the liable party.
When a boating accident leaves you with serious injuries, there are a lot of factors that may prevent you from simply moving on with your life. Physical pain, medical bills, property damage, and finances lost from missed work can all make for a stressful and overwhelming recovery period. Though filing a lawsuit may not seem like a natural way to combat your immediate stress, taking legal action actually may be your best chance of regaining stability following a boating accident.
If you decide to move forward with a personal injury claim, it’s essential to approach it the right way. Although you are most likely not qualified and therefore not likely to win your boating accident case, an experienced lawyer is more than capable of doing so. Your case is about you, what you’ve been through, and the resources you need. As a result, you should hire someone you trust to handle your case.
Injury victims who attempt to manage their affairs by themselves often fail to recover the compensation commensurate with their injury-related expenses because they lack the necessary skillset. An experienced injury lawyer will keep track of details like trial dates and paperwork deadlines, as well as talk to insurance agents, judges, and other lawyers on your behalf. Your attorney will also gather evidence, interview witnesses, and craft a persuasive argument based on the facts of your situation.
All of these skills are necessary for securing a favorable boating accident settlement. In some situations, the input of experts may be needed to support your case further. A qualified attorney will use their firm’s resources to recruit an expert to help you prove the at-fault party’s negligence. If you are serious about recovering the compensation that you need to heal and move on with your life, hiring a lawyer is your best chance of doing so.
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we’ve actively helped the people of Des Moines for decades by settling their injury lawsuits and contributing to the education of young lawyers and legal professionals. We’re a firm that is centered firmly in community outreach, as displayed by the various volunteer efforts of our lawyers. We believe that people who have been hurt by another person’s carelessness deserve the highest quality of care. To help our community, LaMarca Law Group, P.C. takes personal injury cases of all sizes, sometimes assisting people to recover millions of dollars in settlements.
When a boating accident leaves you with life-changing injuries, you’ll need an attorney who has dealt with similar cases before to take on your case. Since we’ve dealt with boating accident cases over the years, we understand how to get results. We believe in spreading knowledge when we can. As highly regarded lawyers in the community, we speak at seminars and pen articles to benefit up-and-coming lawyers so that more people can have access to quality legal services.
At our firm, we prioritize compassionate service because we know how difficult it is to recover from an accident while simultaneously filing a personal injury lawsuit. It’s easy to become overwhelmed when bills keep piling up and you’re not sure how you’re going to pay them. When another person’s negligence causes the problem, it’s even more disheartening. That’s why our lawyers put in the extra effort to make sure that you are taken care of, not just your case.
Our firm’s mission is to help people who have been hurt by others. We know that when you’re already struggling, covering the cost of high hourly rates and upfront fees are the last thing that you can afford. We believe that everyone, no matter their financial situation, should have access to a quality lawyer, which is why we work on a contingency basis. Ultimately, our payment comes from a percentage of the compensation that we win for you. If our lawyers don’t recover a settlement on your behalf, you don’t owe us a dime.
Contact Our Firm
It is in your best interest to contact an experienced Des Moines boat accident attorney if you or someone you love has been injured in a boating accident. An attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. has the knowledge, resources, and litigation skills needed to handle any type of boating injury, incident, or collision.
If you would like to schedule a free consultationin the Des Moines and Polk County area regarding a boating accident claim, we would be pleased to speak with you. Contact us today at (515) 705-0233 for a free consultation about your legal rights and options.
We have dedicated our lives to protecting the rights and futures of injured Iowans. We work to ensure that your case is handled while you focus on your recovery.