Deadline to File a Boat Accident Claim

Deadline to File a Boat Accident ClaimWhile boat accidents may seem uncommon, they do happen and can result in serious injuries. Similar to a car crash, a boat accident will usually be caused by someone else’s negligence. If you are seeking compensation against the negligent party for any injuries you may have suffered, you need to be aware of the deadline to file a boat accident claim.

Deadline to File a Boat Accident Claim | Statute of Limitations

Georgia permits two years from the date of the boating accident in which you can bring your claim. That period of time is called the statute of limitations. If you try to file a boating accident claim after the statute of limitations runs out, your case will be tossed out and you will not be able to receive compensation. We do not want to see that happen to you so we highly encourage that you hire a lawyer right away so that they have ample time to build a strong case for you and bring it before your statute of limitations runs out.

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Deadline to File a Boat Accident Claim | Compensation

There are several factors that go into the dollar amount you will receive. If you owned the boat that got hit, you could receive compensation for the damage to that boat. You will also receive compensation for your medical bills, physical therapy, emotional distress, pain and suffering, lost wages, and any follow-up care related to the boating accident. These things are the factors that go into how much your compensation award should be. The insurance company will most likely offer you a settlement early on to get rid of you, but it is almost always a very low amount and we will negotiate for more. If they do not give us a reasonable amount then, we will take them to trial to get you the result you deserve.

If you have been seriously injured in a boating accident and want to receive the fullest and fairest amount of compensation, then please do not hesitate to call our Atlanta boat accident lawyer to set up a free consultation.