Baton Rouge Boat Accident Lawyer

Baton Rouge Boat Accident Attorney

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Boating is a popular recreational activity in Louisiana, especially in the summer. With an abundance of lakes, rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico, there are many opportunities for boating enthusiasts to get out on the water and enjoy themselves.

However, boating can also be dangerous. Like any other motor vehicle, boats can be involved in accidents, and people can be severely injured. Unfortunately, many boat accidents are the result of negligence, such as speeding or distracted driving.

If you or a loved one was injured in a boating accident in Baton Rouge, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. The experienced legal team at Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys can help. Our Baton Rouge boat accident lawyer is committed to protecting the rights of the injured and will aggressively advocate for you throughout the legal process.

To learn how we can assist you, call us today at (225) 230-3110 or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations.

Types of Boating Accidents

Boating accidents can involve many different types of boats, such as motorboats, sailboats, and jet skis. They can also occur in many different types of bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers, and the ocean.

Some of the most common types of boating accidents include:

  • Collisions with other boats or objects
  • Collisions with swimmers or divers
  • Collisions with the shore or a dock
  • Boat fires
  • Boat explosions
  • Slip and falls on a boat
  • Boat propeller accidents
  • Drowning
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Jet ski accidents

Due to the many different types of boating accidents that can occur, the injuries that result can be wide-ranging. Some of the most common injuries include broken bones, head injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, and internal injuries.

Common Causes of Boat Accidents

Boating accidents can occur for many reasons, but they are often the result of negligence. When someone is negligent, they can be held liable for any injuries that result.

Some of the most common causes of boat accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Inexperienced operators
  • Operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Reckless or careless operation
  • Failure to properly maintain a boat
  • Equipment failure
  • Defective boat design or manufacturing
  • Collisions with other boats or objects
  • Collisions with swimmers or divers
  • Collisions with the shore or a dock

Boating accidents can also occur when a boat capsizes, sinks, or catches fire. In some cases, the boat's owner or another party may be liable for these types of accidents due to improper maintenance or failure to warn of hazards.

Who is Liable for a Boating Accident?

If you were injured in a boating accident, you may be wondering who is liable for your injuries. Liability depends on the cause of the accident.

If the accident was caused by operator negligence, the boat's operator may be liable. If the boat is owned by a company, the company may also be liable.

If the accident was the result of a defective boat or boat equipment, the manufacturer or designer of the boat or equipment may be liable. If the boat was rented, the rental company may also be liable.

If the accident was due to a dangerous condition on the boat, the boat's owner may be liable. If the boat is owned by a company, the company may also be liable.

Boating accidents can also be caused by other boaters. If you were injured in a boating accident that was caused by another boater, the at-fault boater may be liable for your injuries.

How a Baton Rouge Boat Accident Lawyer Can Help

The process of filing a boat accident lawsuit can be complex, and you may be going up against a large corporation or insurance company. For these reasons, you must have a skilled and experienced attorney on your side. Our firm will work tirelessly to ensure you are fully compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

A Baton Rouge boat accident lawyer can help you by:

  • Investigating the accident to determine its cause and identify all potentially liable parties
  • Filing all necessary paperwork and ensuring that all filing deadlines are met
  • Communicating with the insurance company and negotiating a settlement
  • Taking your case to trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached

Call us today at (225) 230-3110 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our knowledgeable attorney.


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  • I Was Injured in a Vehicle or Big Truck Accident in Baton Rouge. How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

    At Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys, we don’t charge hourly rates or any fees at all upfront. Instead, we are paid on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that we only get paid if we win your case. This is an ideal arrangement for individuals injured by no fault of their own. It allows injured people to gain access to a quality attorney they might not have otherwise been able to afford.

    In car wrecks or big truck accidents, the injured victim is usually up against a sophisticated insurance company that uses cut-throat tactics to save money at your expense. The contingency-fee structure at Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys levels the playing field. It gives you access to a firm that has the skills, knowledge, experience, resources and expertise to cut them down to size and help get you back on top.

    If you or a loved one were injured in a wreck, contact Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys today for a free, no-risk case evaluation. You can’t and shouldn’t have to fight this battle alone. We don’t settle for less and neither should you!

  • Who Will Pay My Medical Bills For My Personal Injuries After a Wreck?

    Anyone injured in a crash in Louisiana has the right to seek compensation from those responsible for the collision, whether it was a rear-end, T-bone, or sideswipe accident. If you were injured in a wreck, you might attempt to get compensation from the negligent driver (and their insurer) or the driver’s employer if the accident involved a commercial vehicle, for example.

    In certain situations, you may have the option to seek compensation from your own insurer. Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is designed to kick in for policyholders involved in an accident caused by a driver who has no or insufficient coverage for bodily injury and property damage caused by a collision. The law prohibits these insurers from raising your premiums simply because you make an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim. The decision of whether you wish to exercise this option is up to you.

    You must understand that insurance companies typically go to great lengths to minimize or avoid payouts. Many skilled insurance adjusters are bonused or otherwise incentivized to save their employers money, even if it means getting you less than what you are owed. The insurance company is not concerned with your well-being and will not act in your best interest. That is why it is essential to have a seasoned legal advocate in your corner.

  • How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

    When contemplating whether to take legal action against a negligent party, you may fairly be wondering whether a personal injury claim is worth the trouble. Specifically, you will want to understand how much you stand to recover if you win. Under the law, personal injury victims can obtain compensation for monetary (calculable) and non-monetary (non-calculable) losses. Our personal injury services in Baton Rouge include an estimated case value after we carefully review your circumstances.

    The value of your personal injury claim will depend on several key factors, including:

    • The circumstances of your accident
    • The severity of your injuries
    • The amount of available insurance coverage

    Damages you may be able to recover in a Louisiana personal injury case include:

    • Past, current, and future medical bills related to your injuries
    • Lost wages and earning capacity
    • Loss of enjoyment of life
    • Loss of consortium
    • Property damage
    • Pain and suffering
  • What Should I Do After Being Involved in a Vehicle Accident in Baton Rouge?

    Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or anyone else has been injured or if one or more cars cannot be safely moved from oncoming traffic. 

    Louisiana law also requires you to report an accident to local police if there are any injuries or at least $500 in vehicle damage resulting from the crash. In addition, some insurance policies require policyholders to notify the police any time they are involved in a crash.

    When possible, it is helpful to use your phone to take photos of the crash scene. That includes documenting any damage to your vehicle and others, paint from other vehicles on your car, the surrounding area, traffic signs and lights where the accident happened, and further details.

    Make sure you exchange information with the other party (in case the police do not give their information to you). 

  • How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

    To obtain compensation for your injuries and losses after an accident, you will need to identify the at-fault parties and prove their liability. This is no small task, especially if you are unfamiliar with the legal process and are up against someone with considerable resources.

    When you choose our firm, we will thoroughly investigate your case and gather physical evidence, police reports, medical records, witness testimony, and other proof to build the most compelling case possible. We will also work to proactively ensure that insurance companies provide the full extent of any available coverage.

    Although some personal injury cases will inevitably go to trial, we have had significant success helping many of our clients get compensation and move on with their lives without having to go to court. If a trial is needed, our lawyers are well-equipped to fight and will do everything in our power to avoid a long, drawn-out court battle.

    Our attorneys never settle for less, and neither should you. Contact us online or call (225) 230-3110 to learn more about how our personal injury services in Baton Rouge can help you secure just compensation.

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