If you or a loved one suffered injuries while boating in Rockledge, Andrew Pickett Law, PLLC can help you hold the liable party accountable for the damages you endured. We can file a claim or lawsuit against them. Injured boaters, passengers, and others can review their legal options and next steps with our Rockledge boating accident lawyer.
We are a contingency law firm, so if we accept your case, we can start on it promptly without any upfront attorney’s fees or costs. We get paid only if you win your case.
Andrew Pickett Can Fight for Your Recovery After a Rockledge Boating Injury
Attorney Andrew Pickett advocates for injury victims who experienced traumatic, life-changing accidents that leave them vulnerable and in need of compensation that can help them rebuild their lives. If getting compensation for you and your family after a Rockledge boating accident means going to court, Andrew will take on the challenge.
The former prosecutor has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for clients and tried to verdict more than 50 jury trials in ten years, demonstrating his commitment to going all the way for his clients. He and his team of paralegals, who each have 20-plus years of experience working for insurers and insurance defense funds, can advise you on the best way to pursue your recovery.
Recoverable Damages in a Rockledge Boating Accident
After suffering losses in a boating accident in Rockledge, our injury attorney can seek compensation for your:
- Current and future medical expenses, including emergency care
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost income, bonuses, tips, and other benefits
- Reduced or lost earning capacity
- Property damage (including the repair or replacement of your boat)
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Other intangible losses
- Other accident-related expenses
Wrongful Death Damages in a Rockledge Boating Accident
Our firm’s Rockledge boating accident lawyer can file a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one suffered fatal injuries in a boating crash someone else’s negligence caused. If awarded, wrongful death damages can help you pay the deceased’s medical expenses and funeral and burial costs.
They can also replace the lost income the decedent would have made and other losses. We can determine which family members can file this action and explain how these cases work during your initial free consultation.
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How Our Attorney Can Help Your Rockledge Boating Accident Case
The legal work that Andrew Pickett and his experienced paralegal team can do for you or an injured loved one will save you time. This is time you can use toward healing from your accident and catching up on other matters important to you. The firm’s legal team:
- Investigates the accident and collects evidence to establish what happened and prove your case
- Names all parties responsible for your injuries and losses (multiple parties could be liable)
- Builds a case that proves liable parties were negligent in causing your accident
- Negotiates with an insurer for a favorable settlement that meets your needs
- Manages all communications with insurance companies and attorneys for the opposing side
- Fights for your award at trial if we cannot recover compensation for you outside of court
Filing Deadlines for Injury Cases in Florida
As you seek recovery, we will protect your rights and interests. We will protect your right to sue if we cannot settle your case. Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) generally gives you four years from the accident date to sue the liable party for damages. If you plan to file a wrongful death action, you generally have two years to do so, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d). The deadline starts on the deceased’s death date.
With our attorney working on your case, we will keep track of these deadlines for you. We also will file your case within the statute of limitations.
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Proving Negligence in a Rockledge Boating Accident Case
Negligence occurs when a person or entity acts carelessly or recklessly, causing harm to those they must protect. When we meet with you about your case, we will look for elements of negligence. They are:
- The person or entity accused of harming you owed you a duty of care to keep you safe.
- They breached this duty by breaking boating laws or safety regulations or committing another violation.
- The incident that resulted from this breach directly caused your injuries.
- Because you suffered injuries, you also endured financial and non-financial compensatory damages.
Multiple Liable Parties Are Possible in Rockledge Boating Accident Cases
Negligent parties who may owe you compensation may not have been on the scene when the accident occurred. This includes manufacturers of defective parts or entire vessels.
It could include people who serviced the boat or the company responsible for checking the staff’s credentials or training them on how to operate boats or boating equipment. We can seek damages from each liable party’s insurer in your case.
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Call Today to Learn How Our Boating Accident Lawyer Serving Brevard County Can Help
If you or a loved one is recovering from a boating accident that occurred in Rockledge, a team member can talk with you about it during a free initial consultation. You owe it to yourself to find out how you could hold the person who caused your accident accountable. You should not pay for damages for an accident that someone else caused.
You have rights and options, and we want to show you what recovery could look like for you and your family. Call Andrew Pickett Law, PLLC today for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the sooner we can start working for you.