Sarasota Boating Accident Lawyer
If you sustained injuries in a boating accident near Sarasota , Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can help you understand your rights and take action against the at-fault boater who caused your accident. We will review your case at no cost to you and explain how your options for pursuing compensation. Let us handle your legal case while you focus on healing from your injuries.
When you work with our team, you will work with the firm owners directly. Let our family help your family get back on your feet again. Call us today at (855) 529-0269. A Sarasota boating accident lawyer will evaluate your case and offer advice on taking legal action.
We Know the Common Causes of Sarasota Boat Accidents
As boating accident attorneys, we know the common causes of boat accidents and how to prove these cases. We can help you pursue compensation in a Sarasota boat accident case, no matter if it occurred in Sarasota Bay, in the Gulf of Mexico, while navigating the Intracoastal, or near Beer Can Island. A Sarasota boating accident lawyer wants to review your case at no cost to you if you suffered injuries when:
- Another boater collided with your boat
- You were a passenger on a boat during an accident
- You were thrown from a boat because of careless or negligent boating
- You were in the water swimming and hit by a boater
- A boater with a larger boat hit your kayak, canoe, or another small vessel
We can build a solid case and pursue compensation on your behalf if we can prove another boater acted negligently and was at-fault in your accident. Some common causes of Manatee County boat accidents include:
- Inexperienced boaters attempting maneuvers above their skill level
- Boaters piloting unfamiliar watercraft
- Excessive speed, dangerous maneuvers, or other reckless behaviors
- Boating while drunk or drugged
- Boating while distracted, causing them to overlook smaller boats and swimmers
If you are ready to get started with a free review of your Sarasota boating accident case, call (888)220-6513 today. Our initial consultations for boating accident cases are always free.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Can Take Legal Action on Your Behalf
The owners of Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, Jason and Debi Chalik, take on every case they handle personally. You will work hand-in-hand with an owner of the firm to build a strong case and pursue the compensation you deserve.
In many boating accident cases, the facts of the case give us a lot of insight into the cause of the accident. This is especially true when the at-fault boater was distracted, drunk, or inexperienced. However, we still need to collect evidence to prove our case and build a solid argument for the payout you deserve. In addition to investigating your accident and proving negligence and liability, you can expect us to:
- Protect your rights
- Manage all communication related to your case
- Enlist the help of accident reconstruction specialists, medical expert witnesses, and others
- Confirm the value of your accident-related damages
Occasionally, our investigation also uncovers additional liable parties. For example, imagine the at-fault boater rented the ski boat they were driving from a local marina. If we can prove the marina staff knew the boater was drunk when he picked up the boat, we may be able to hold the boat rental company financially responsible for the accident as well.
Recoverable Damages in a Sarasota Boating Accident Lawsuit or Insurance Claim
Our goal when we take on your boating accident case is to recover the maximum compensation available based on the facts of your case by negotiating an out-of-court settlement or representing you in a civil trial. When this occurs, you can expect to recover compensation to cover a variety of damages. This may include:
- Medical treatment, prescription drugs, and related care costs
- Ongoing care costs
- Costs of home renovations necessary to accommodate disabilities
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Repair or replacement of your boat
- Repair or replacement of other damaged personal property
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If your loved one passed away following a Sarasota boating accident, the team from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers offers our sincere condolences. We know the last thing you want to think about at this time is fighting for an insurance settlement or taking a case to court. That is why we will handle your case every step of the way. Call us today at (855) 529-0269 to learn more about filing a wrongful death case against the negligent boater.
Florida Limits How Long We Have to Hold the Negligent Party Liable in Court
Like other states, Florida puts a time limit on how long we have to take legal action in a boating accident case. Florida’s statute of limitations gives us only four years to file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue compensation for your damages. In some cases, there may be deadlines we need to meet sooner.
We encourage you to reach out to our team to discuss your case as soon as possible after your injuries stabilize. We can even meet you at Sarasota Memorial Hospital or another facility where you are undergoing treatment. Getting started early ensures we have access to as much evidence as possible and can build a strong case.
Talk to a Sarasota Boating Accident Lawyer Today
If you suffered injuries in a Sarasota boating accident, the attorneys from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, Jason and Debi Chalik, are here to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. A Sarasota boating accident lawyer can go to work for you today, reviewing your case, collecting evidence, and representing your best interests throughout the claims process.
Call (855) 529-0269 today for your no-cost case review and to learn more about your right to pursue damages from the negligent or reckless boater who caused your injuries.