A Boating Accident Attorney Can Help You after an Accident
Denver, CO, is home to many boating enthusiasts who spend time cruising the Chatfield and Cherry Creek reservoirs and nearby lakes. Unfortunately, as with any other vehicles, boats can cause serious accidents when negligence is involved. From fatal injuries to property damage, boating accidents can change your life in many profound ways. If you have been injured on the water due to another party's negligence, a boating accident attorney at Vigil & Alford can pursue compensation for losses such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact our offices online to schedule a free case review, or call our offices in Denver (303-756-9935), Colorado Springs (719-632-4333), or Castle Rock (303-756-9935). Attorneys Jimmy Vigil and Kim Alford Everette can help you collect the restitution you deserve and need.
Why Boating Accidents Happen
Common causes of boating accidents include:
- Alcohol or drug use
- Operator distraction
- Operator inexperience
- Equipment failure
- Failure to observe others
- Failure to observe right-of-way rules
- Broken navigation lights
- Obstructed vision
- Sharp turns
- Crowded waters
- Hazardous weather conditions
By building detailed and compelling cases based on hard evidence, our attorneys have helped many victims of boating accidents to collect the compensation they deserve.
Damages in Boating Accidents
Boating accidents can cause serious injury or death. Even those who take every precaution can fall victim to a negligent boat operator. Our attorneys at Vigil & Alford represent victims and their families to ensure that they receive compensation for losses such as:
- Past and future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Destruction of personal property
- Lost wages and diminished capacity to earn a living
- Accommodations for a disability, such as home modifications and wheelchairs
There are cases in which victims and their families can receive punitive damages. Punitive damages are additional funds the defendant must pay to the plaintiff. These damages are intended to punish the defendant for their negligence.
How Our Boating Accident Attorneys Can Help
The causes of boating accidents may seem absolutely clear to victims, but the truth is that proving negligence on the part of a third party is no simple matter. It requires an apt understanding of Colorado's boating laws and the capacity to gather all pertinent evidence that can be used to prove your injuries were no fault of your own. Meanwhile, it is reasonable to expect that the party who caused your injury will secure legal representation that will take extensive measures to attempt to prove that your injuries were only partially the fault of their client, or that their client was in no way responsible. By building detailed and compelling cases based on hard evidence, our attorneys have helped many victims of boating accidents to collect the compensation they deserve.
Book a Free Consultation
Vigil & Alford believes that our clients should focus on healing while we work for them. We are cognizant of the tremendous difficulties a boating accident can cause for you and your loved ones, and are dedicated to helping you rebuild your life. To find out how we can help, schedule a free consultation by sending an inquiry online or by calling our Edgewater location at (303) 756-9935 today. You can also reach our Colorado Springs office at (719) 632-4333, or our satellite office in Castle Rock at (303) 756-9935.
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