Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in a Boating Accident?
With so many great lakes in Wisconsin, there is plenty of opportunity to find the perfect spot for an afternoon of boating. Unfortunately, people often underestimate the dangers of boats. Operator error, negligence, and intoxication are among the major causes of boating accidents. Our lawyers can help if you've been injured in a boat accident.
Did you that boating accidents can be caused by more than just recreational boats? Cruise ships, cargo ships, and tugboats are also water vessels that have been known to lead to tragedy. Boating accidents can cause a financial burden on anyone involved due to medical bills, treatments, and property damage.
The team of boat accident lawyers at Gingras, Cates and Luebke are available to answer any of your questions.
Boat Accident FAQ
I was involved in a boat accident, what should I do?
2) Open a claim with your insurance carrier and the other driver’s insurance carrier. If the other driver’s insurance company calls, you are not obligated to give them a statement, so don't. If you have been injured, first seek the representation of an lawyer before providing a statement to the other person’s insurance company.
3) Finally, call Gingras, Cates & Luebke for a free, no risk case consultation.
Will the boat driver who caused my injury be punished?
When is a boat driver negligent for causing an accident?A boat driver is negligent if he or she does something that a reasonably careful person would not do in the same situation or fails to do something that a reasonably careful person would do in the same situation. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care to prevent harm to others. We have represented thousands of individuals who have been injured in vehicle accidents, including boating accidents, due to the negligence of other drivers. If you have been injured by another’s negligence, contact our office for a free, no-hassle consultation.
If a person dies from injuries involving a boat accident, can the family bring a lawsuit?
Do I still have a claim if my health insurance paid my medical bills?
Do I have the right to bring a lawsuit after a Wisconsin boat accident?
- You are the parent or legal guardian of a child. If you have legal custody of a child under age 18, then you may be able to pursue a lawsuit on behalf of your child to get your child fair and just compensation for his or her injuries.
- Your loved one died in the accident. If your spouse is tragically killed in an accident, then you have the right to bring a claim for the loss of your spouse. In addition, unless a will or other legal document dictates otherwise, you can also bring a claim on behalf of your deceased spouse’s estate for funeral and burial expenses as well as for any conscious pain and suffering that they endured. Juggling everything after someone has been killed can be overwhelming and the lawyers at GCL can help get you through the tough times.