7 Mistakes That Ruin Personal Injury Cases - Norden Leacox

7 Mistakes That Ruin Personal Injury Cases

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Tips for a Successful Boating Accident Claim

 Get immediate medical attention for your injuries. Do not delay this, as it can raise the suspicions of the insurance company and may cause them to say that you did not get hurt as badly as you say you are.

Call a lawyer as soon as you can. The sooner the better. You do not want to let the statute of limitations run out to where you are no longer able to bring your claim for compensation.

Do not give the insurance company a recorded statement, even if they try to tell you that it will help your case go by quicker. This statement is going to be used against you to decrease your compensation. Let your lawyers handle it.

Defending Boating Accident Victims

Boating is a popular and enjoyable activity with people flocking to lakes, rivers, and oceans to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery.  This widespread use of boats, however, leads to serious injuries and deaths on a regular basis.   Boating accidents refer to an accident in any type of watercraft in which a serious injury resulted from someone else’s negligence.  Serious injuries can occur in a yacht, boat, jet ski, kayak, or fishing boat.  Boating accidents can also include accidents on a commercial boat or a cruise ship in which no boating collision occurred. If any operator of any watercraft is negligent and causes serious property damage and/or serious injury or death in your family, you have the right to be compensated.

Given the vulnerability of the occupants in a watercraft, most of the accidents result in serious injuries, such as brain damage, spinal cord damage and death.  Most boating accidents are boat-to-boat collisions and boats colliding with a stationary object.  Alcohol is a factor in a significant amount of the accidents. Due to the unique nature of boating accidents, and the serious injuries involved, it is important to hire a lawyer with experience and knowledge of boating accidents.  Unique laws apply to these cases depending on where and how they occur and a failure to have knowledge about these specific laws can be fatal to a case.

The lawyers at Norden Leacox have over 30 years of experience handling personal injury cases and boating accidents.  They will provide you with a free consultation advising you of your legal rights, what courses of action they recommend, and a strategy to try and get your case resolved.  If the case cannot be resolved out of Court, the experienced Orlando boat accident lawyers of Norden Leacox will file a lawsuit on your behalf, and aggressively represent you in court.  Although most cases settle prior to trial, if the case requires a jury trial, they will present your case to the jury

using the many years of experience they have defending insurance companies and large corporations, in addition to representing injured people.

Orlando Boat Accident Lawyers: Why Choose Norden Leacox

  • We spent many years representing insurance companies, large companies and corporations. We use that experience and inside knowledge of the Defense to benefit you.
  • We have over 30 years’ experience handling personal injury and boating accidents.
  • Boating accidents involve unique issues of law that the lawyers of Norden Leacox have extensive knowledge of.
  • Our attorneys have the experience in trial and are not afraid to face large companies and corporations in court.
  • We provide a free consultation.
  • Many people don’t hire attorneys because they assume the fees and costs are too high. We charge no upfront fees or costs, however, and we only get paid if we recover for you.

Areas Our Orlando Boat Accident Lawyers Typically Investigate

Boating accidents typically result in serious and catastrophic injuries. That’s why the lawyers of Norden Leacox extensively investigate these types of cases to ensure that we obtain full justice for our clients.

Areas we investigate in boating accidents include:

  • Licensing of the at fault boat captain.
  • Education, training and experience of the at fault boat captain.
  • Employment file for boat captain.
  • Results of Field Sobriety Tests of the impaired boat driver.
  • Blood Tests of the impaired boat driver.
  • Complete file from the investigating agency including video footage of BUI tests.
  • Receipts from any restaurants or bars the impaired boat captain was at the prior evening.
  • Criminal record of the boat captain.
  • Witness statements.
  • Photographs form the scene or of the watercraft.
  • Surveillance footage of the incident.
  • Insurance coverage for the at fault watercraft.

Call Our Orlando Boat Accident Lawyers Today

Contact Norden Leacox today to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with one of our experienced Orlando boat accident lawyers. We will answer any questions you have with no obligation to hire our firm. We can explain and help you understand the available compensation to you under the law and what to expect with the legal process.