Do I Need A Lawyer After a Maritime Accident?
After a maritime accident, victims are often told by vessel owners that they will “take care of them,” in order to prevent getting an attorney involved. However, it is important that you contact an attorney immediately after your maritime accident to ensure that you will get the compensation you deserve. Oftentimes, if someone is injured in a boating accident, they may personally know the boat owner and not want to “go after” a friend. However, if a friend’s promise to provide for your injuries falls through, you will need legal help to ensure you receive compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills and other damages.
If you get involved with a vessel owner’s insurance company after a maritime accident, they may make promises they do not keep, or imply that they will provide you with proper compensation, but this is not always the case. It is very important that you consult with a maritime attorney after an accident to make sure you understand your rights and can make an educated decision on how to proceed.
Whether you plan on pursuing a lawsuit or not, hiring a maritime attorney is key to making sure you are informed and protected when you decide to seek compensation for your injury.
After you have been injured in a maritime accident, you should seek out an experienced attorney that has an intimate understanding of federal maritime laws. An attorney that does not focus on maritime law may not put you in the right position to get the fair compensation you deserve.
Find an Experienced Maritime Attorney
The maritime law attorneys at Latti & Anderson LLP represent clients nationwide and have been fighting for those injured at sea for over 50 years. We will make sure you receive fair treatment during the legal process and can provide you with all the information you need to make an educated decision about your case. Call our office today to schedule a consultation.
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