Cory Watson Attorneys is a personal injury law firm that has been working on boating accident victims’ behalf in Alabama for nearly 40 years. We have a team of attorneys who are ready to help you hold the negligent party in your accident accountable for your injuries. The law allows you to seek damages if you are recovering from injuries from a boating accident, and our Bessemer boating accident attorney from our firm can help you do it.
For most of us, a day trip on a boat is just good fun. Unfortunately, some boat operators act negligently, and when they do, it causes accidents. Boating accidents are dangerous and frequently lead to serious injury. If you’re in the Bessemer area and suffered injury in a boating accident, you can discuss your situation and learn about your legal options during a free consultation with a member of our team.
How Our Bessemer Boating Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case
To seek damages after a boating accident, you must prove the accident caused your injuries and other losses. You must also prove another party’s negligence caused the accident. Examples of the kind of negligence that can lead to boating accidents include but are not limited to the following:
- Operating a boat while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Excessive speeding
- Failure to observe Alabama’s boating safety laws
- Failure to maintain a seaworthy boat
When you bring your boat accident case to Cory Watson Attorneys, we can look at the facts and determine who should be held liable for your injuries. After we figure out who the negligent parties in your boat accident are, the next step is building a case that you suffered injuries in the accident.
Our attorneys can communicate with your healthcare providers to get the full extent of your physical injuries along with the total cost of your accident-related medical bills. After this is done, we can calculate the damages we will demand on your behalf. The way we see it, the most important thing we can do for our clients is to take care of their case paperwork and the details. That way, you can take care of getting better.
For a free legal consultation with a boating accidents lawyer serving Bessemer, call 877-562-0000
Who Is Liable in an Alabama Boating Accident Case?
Accidents happen, and even though most of them are unintentional, people get hurt just the same. In most boating accident cases, the liable party is one or possibly more than one boater who failed to operate their boat safely.
Whether you were a passenger or an operator of a boat that was hit, if another boater’s negligence caused your accident, we can help you pursue them for damages.
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How Much Will You Seek in Damages for My Boating Accident in Bessemer?
In all of our cases, Cory Watson Attorneys will seek to recover the maximum amount of damages possible on your behalf. There is no set number for how much we will demand, because no two boating accident cases have the same facts or damages. When it comes to your particular case, the amount of damages we will demand on your behalf depends on several factors, such as:
- Transportation costs from the accident scene to the hospital (e.g., ambulance, airlift)
- The cost of any immediate post-accident medical care
- The cost of any long-term post-accident care (e.g., physical therapy, follow-up medical procedures, in-home nursing)
- The cost to repair your boat (if it was hit) or the fair market replacement value for it
- Reimbursement for lost wages due to your boating accident-related injuries
The higher the dollar amount all that totals up to, the higher the damages we will demand on your behalf.
Does Cory Watson Attorneys Have a History of Winning Cases?
Cory Watson Attorneys has been practicing personal injury law for almost 40 years. During that time, we’re proud to say we’ve collected over $3 billion worth of recoverable damages for our clients. For us, there is no better reward for our work than knowing we helped a client get the compensation they needed to put their life back together after an accident.
We can’t promise that we’re going to win your boating accident case. We promise, however, to protect and assert your right to seek recovery from the Bessemer boating accident. We will do everything we can under the law to help you collect the damages you are due.
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You Have a Limited Time to Act After a Bessemer Boating Accident
One of the most important things Cory Watson Attorneys does for our clients is to gather evidence by interviewing witnesses. Memories fade over time. So, by bringing your case to us sooner than later, you allow us to begin interviewing witnesses and gathering information while everyone’s memory of the accident is fresh.
Additionally, Alabama law limits the time you can seek financial recovery from a negligent party after a boating accident. Per Ala. Code § 6-2-38, Alabama generally gives injured parties two years from the accident date to recover damages. We encourage you to reach out to us as soon as you can to start on your case. You will lose your right to sue for damages if you miss the state’s statute of limitations deadline.
The Costs of Hiring a Boat Accident Attorney in Bessemer
No one expects to suffer an injury in a boating accident. If you’re in this situation, you have medical bills and maybe even lost wages to worry about. So, it’s perfectly understandable that you would be short of the funds to hire a lawyer. The good news is Cory Watkins Attorneys wants our clients to put their energy into recuperating from their injuries, not worrying about how to pay our fees.
So, we’ll handle your boating accident case on contingency. That means there will be no fee for our legal services until after we win your case in court or reach a mutually agreeable settlement. If we can’t do that for you, we’re not going to bill you. That’s how deep our commitment to our clients runs. If we don’t win for you, we won’t ask for a penny.
Call Us Today for a Free Consultation About Your Bessemer Boating Accident
Cory Watson Attorneys is all about client service. That’s why in addition to taking cases on contingency, we proudly offer a free, zero-obligation consultation to all prospective clients. You can call our office and speak to one of our attorneys about your boating accident, and it won’t cost you a dime, even if you eventually hire another attorney.
We’re here as a community resource for Bessemer. We want to help you through your boating accident case, but that can’t happen until you reach out to us. It won’t cost you a thing, but the advice you get from us might help put you firmly on the road to recovery. We want to talk to you, and we’re here to help. Call us today for a free case consultation.