In many ways, boating accident cases in Kenner, Louisiana, work similarly to traffic accidents. If the owner or operator of a boat acted carelessly and caused your injuries, we can help you hold them accountable.
A Kenner boating accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation based on your injuries.
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, our team offers free consultations and case assessments to victims of boating accidents in Kenner. Call us today at (504) 777-7777 to get started right away. You can learn more about our services, your rights, and the options for holding the careless boater responsible.
Recovering Compensation in a Kenner Boating Accident
In general, there are two ways you might be able to secure money for your damages following a boat collision or other watercraft accident in Kenner:
- Filing a claim based on the at-fault boater’s insurance liability policy
- Suing the at-fault boater and winning a verdict and payout in the case
Our team can handle either of these processes on your behalf if there is evidence to show the boater acted carelessly or recklessly. As a part of representing you during this process, we will also gather the necessary evidence to prove your related damages and discover the fair settlement value of your case.
This will allow us to understand what a settlement should look like in order to compensate you justly for your related expenses and losses, as well as future care needs and intangible damages. We will not recommend that you agree to a settlement offer without first understanding the value of your case.
The value of your case will depend on the type and value of the damages you experienced. Examples of these include:
- Current medical costs
- Projected future medical needs
- Lost income
- Reduced ability to earn income in the future
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
For a free legal consultation with a boating accident lawyer serving Kenner, call (337) 777-7777
Our Legal Team Represents Accident Victims Based on Contingency
If a Kenner boating accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers represents you in your case, our fees will be based on contingency. We do not ask you to pay a retainer, and you will not need to pay other fees upfront.
We put up the resources and time commitment to build your case and file your claim, and we only get paid if we win your case. Our fees come from the compensation we recover, so you do not have to spend a penny out of your pocket. If we are unable to win your case, you do not have to pay us attorney’s fees.
Some personal injury victims might undervalue their case, but we can show them—and the insurance company or jury—the full value of their injuries and losses.
Call us today to learn more about how Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you pursue a payout in your case. We are available to speak with you now. Dial (504) 777-7777.
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Kenner Boating Accidents and Louisiana Personal Injury Law
Most personal injury accident cases in Louisiana hinge on proving that negligence occurred. In general, this requires evidence to confirm:
- There was a rule that stated what the person should do
- The person violated that rule, failing to take the prescribed action
- Their violation caused an accident or incident
- The victim suffered injuries and financial damages as a result.
When it comes to boating on Louisiana waterways, there are numerous rules. According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, all boaters must follow the “rules of the road” for watercraft. In addition, statutes such as RS Art. 34:851.10 outline other duties for boat owners and operators.
Our team can identify which rule or rules applied in your case and how the liable party’s actions violated this rule and led to your injuries. We will provide the supporting evidence to your claim, using it to demand a just payout based on your losses.
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we can go to work for you today. Call (504) 777-7777 to talk to our team about your boating injuries now.
Deadlines if Your Boating Accident Case Goes to Court
Many boating accident cases never require us to file a lawsuit. Most victims we represent never go to court in their case. We may be able to negotiate for an out-of-court settlement with the insurer representing the boat owner to compensate you fairly.
However, sometimes court is necessary. We may need to file suit if the insurer and at-fault party refuse to pay you fairly or if the boater does not have liability coverage. We can help you understand when this may be necessary during your free consultation.
In general, the deadline for taking legal action against the at-fault party is one year from the accident date under CC Art. 3492. We must make sure we meet this deadline if we need to take your case before a judge.
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Speak to Our Team About Your Kenner Boating Injuries
A Kenner boating accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you seek compensation for the damages you suffered if there is evidence to support your claim. Let us review your case to assess your options.
We can take on every aspect of your case, including:
- Investigating the boating accident
- Proving the boater’s negligence
- Negotiating with the at-fault party and insurance company
- Settling your case
- Taking your case to trial
Call the Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers team serving the greater New Orleans area, including Kenner, today at (504) 777-7777. We have team members standing by to review your case and answer any questions you may have about our firm, your legal rights, or the claims process.