West Palm Beach Improper Safety Equipment Boating Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a boating accident caused by improper safety equipment, contact the West Palm Beach attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. for help. A boating accident can leave the victim and their family dealing with many short- and long-term consequences. Some common injuries a victim might have to deal with include broken bones, torn ligaments, lacerations and scarring, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and even death.
If you or your loved one were injured as the result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation to help with expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, damaged or lost property, and pain and suffering. To learn more about your legal rights and what types of recourse you may have against those who injured you, contact a compassionate and experienced West Palm Beach lack of safety equipment on a boat lawyer at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. today by calling (561) 689-8180.
Why You Need an Attorney
Understanding the laws regarding boating accidents, particularly those caused by improper safety equipment, can be confusing and complicated. Figuring out why the equipment was improper and who was ultimately responsible for it can be difficult. An experienced attorney will know what types of legal claims you may have against those who harmed you, and who may potentially be held liable for any damages you suffered. Additionally, an attorney can speak with other attorneys, insurance representatives, and specialists to bolster your case and defend your claims. This can help ensure that you get the compensation which you are owed and that you are not pressured into settling for less money than you deserve. Having an experienced attorney represent you during this difficult time can help you achieve a better outcome.
Why Choose Us
At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., we are dedicated to giving each client the individual attention they deserve. We recognize that when a client walks through the door, they are coming to us because they have already experienced some trauma. Our goal is to help each individual and their family going forward. We do this by fighting to ensure that our clients are properly compensated for their injuries. Over the years we have collected tens of millions of dollars for our clients, so you can trust that we won’t stop fighting until you get the compensation you deserve.
Over the years, our firm and team members have received numerous awards, including being named one of the Top Ten Law Firms for Client Satisfaction in 2015 by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. Whether you are able to settle your case out of court, or whether you need an attorney who can zealously represent you through the litigation process, we have the skill and knowledge to get the results you need.
Improper Safety Equipment Cases We Handle
Improper safety equipment can cause serious injury and even death for innocent people. If you were on a boat with improper safety equipment and experienced an injury as a result, someone may be liable for your injuries.
Negligence occurs when a person with a duty to prevent foreseeable harm to others breaches their duty, thereby harming others. It is well established that individuals who operate boats have a duty to act in a reasonable manner to prevent foreseeable harm to those around them. A reasonable person would view failing to have proper safety equipment on a boat as negligent, especially since accidents can occur miles from land, other people, and help.
Failing to have proper safety equipment can result from the boat owner or operator not adhering to the proper protocol or maintaining their safety equipment. Additionally, failing safety equipment can be the result of a manufacturer defect.
Who may be held accountable for negligence in the event of improper safety equipment will depend on the particular facts and circumstances surrounding a case, but some potentially liable parties may include:
- The boat owner
- The boat operator
- The manufacturer of the boat
- The manufacturer of parts that went into constructing the boat
- Insurance company
- A government entity
Understanding negligence law and knowing who can be held liable for your injuries can be complicated. A lawyer can investigate your case to determine who was ultimately responsible for your injuries. They can then handle negotiations and, if necessary, litigation to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Dealing with the aftermath of a boat accident can be difficult for the victim and their family. Learning how to deal with injuries and limitations will alter a person’s life. If you have been in a boat accident, you should be focused on healing, not on legalities. That’s why the experienced and compassionate West Palm Beach boat accident attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. are here to help. To discuss your claim, contact us today at (561) 689-8180.