Boating Accident in Miami
With all the coast and lakes in Florida, millions of people take to the water every year. Unfortunately, this popularity also means that the state has its share of boating accidents. In fact. Florida usually has the most boating accidents in the entire country. In 2018, there were 57 people killed in boating accidents in the Sunshine State and almost 300 people injured.
Defendants in a Boating Accident Lawsuit
The boating accident that hurt you or a loved one may have been the fault of someone else. There are numerous individuals who may be to blame for the boat mishap, including:
- Another boat driver who was operating their boat negligently
- The boat manufacturer
- A municipal or county authority that put a boat pier in a dangerous place or failed to maintain its existing piers
- A jet ski operator who caused your crash by driving their craft dangerously
You May Be Paid for Your Injuries When Someone Else Is at Fault
Even when you follow all the safety rules on the water, you never quite know what other boaters are doing or not doing. Some boat operators may be taking shortcuts when it comes to maintaining their boats. Others may be illegally using drugs or enjoying a drink while they are behind the wheel of the boat. Our point is that your safety on the water also depends on others who may not be doing their part no matter what you do.
When someone else’s negligence is responsible for the boat accident, you and your family may be entitled to financial compensation. First, you will need to be able to show the injuries that you have suffered that would make you eligible for payment. Second, you need an attorney who can fight to protect your legal rights, whether it is in a negotiation with an insurance company or a lawsuit in court.
Diagnostic and Treatment Help From 388CEDA
At 388CEDA, we can help you with both of these. First, our doctors can diagnose, document, and treat your injuries. Resources include:
- Board-certified orthopedists
- Computerized tomography
- Telemedicine appointments
- Board-certified neurosurgeons
- Pain specialists
Our orthopedists, physicians, chiropractors, interventional pain specialists, and neurosurgeons can provide you with thorough documentation of your injuries and treatment.
Common Boating Accident Injuries
Boating accident injuries can be serious. Typical injuries that boat accident victims may suffer include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken bones and fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The Insurance Company May Make You a Low Settlement Offer
As you can see, the insurance company may have a different opinion than you about the compensation that they believe you deserve. Invariably, they will think that you should get less and that is almost always reflected in the lowball settlement offers that they make. You need an attorney to fight for your interests. The insurance company thinks that they can make you any offer it chooses, and you will be grateful to receive it.
Your attorney will know what your claim is worth. They could tell you when you may be able to get more by rejecting the insurance company’s offer and demanding a better one. If the insurance company will not pay out you what you deserve, your attorney could file a lawsuit on your behalf.
We can also help you at 388CEDA. We have an extensive network of experienced boating accident lawyers whom we work with and can recommend to you upon request. When it comes to recommending a lawyer, we do the work for you so you can focus on dealing with the aftermath of your accident.
388CEDA Recommends Attorneys Upon Request
Dealing with legal and medical issues after your boating accident in Miami is unpleasant, time-consuming, exhausting, and is taking place while you are trying to recover from your injuries. The more help that you can get quickly, the better off you are. At 388 CEDA, we put resources into your hands that assist you in dealing with the details, lowering your stress level during a difficult time. Call us today at 1.800.388.CEDA to learn what we can do for you.
388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with experienced attorneys.
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Why More People Are Injured or Killed in Pedestrian Accidents Recently
Several factors seem to indicate that this disturbing trend is here to stay:
- The rise in SUVs means that more drivers are traveling in heavier vehicles, causing more serious injury to passengers.
- More motorists are driving distracted since they use their mobile devices behind the wheel. As a result, they miss seeing pedestrians in the crosswalks.
- More people are moving into the urban core of their city and abandoning cars, meaning that there are more people walking.
- There are more cars and trucks on the road than at any previous point in time.
Even having a crosswalk clearly marked is often not enough to protect pedestrians from an accident. Many motorists simply drive right through the crosswalk regardless of whether a pedestrian is trying to cross the street. Florida will hit drivers with a minimum fine of $164 and up to three points on their license for failure to stop at a crosswalk. However, even these penalties do not get all drivers to stop when legally required.
As dangerous as the United States is for pedestrians, Florida is even worse. The state has a death rate almost twice as high as the national average. Nationally, 1.55 pedestrians out of every 100,000 are killed each year. Florida has the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the country, with 2.73 out of every 100,00.
Injuries in a Pedestrian Accident Can Be Serious or Fatal
Because of the sheer size of the car that collides with a defenseless person, pedestrian injuries will likely be significant. Even if a person survives a pedestrian accident, they are likely facing serious bodily harm in the short and long term. Almost half of pedestrians involved in an accident will suffer an injury to their face, head, or neck. Common pedestrian accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other neurological injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Fractured bones
- Dislocated shoulders
No matter where you received medical treatment, you will need to have your injuries diagnosed and cared for before filing a claim or lawsuit. Even if you did not suffer critical injuries, very few pedestrians ever emerge from an accident unscathed.
If you have not yet sought medical treatment, you should do so in the immediate days after an accident. Otherwise, it would be difficult to recover money for your claim because you could not show that you were injured. Proving your injuries requires something in writing. Therefore, a full medical exam after an accident is a must. You would need a complete diagnostic check, even if you received treatment at the scene.
388CEDA’s Diagnostic and Treatment Services
As an injured pedestrian, you would need to show that you were both injured and that another driver was at fault for your injuries. At 388CEDA, we can help you with both parts of that process. Our board-certified doctors can examine and diagnose you. Resources include:
- Imaging services, including MRIs and computerized tomography
- Orthopedic care from board-certified orthopedic physicians
- Interventional medicine
- Chiropractic care
- Interventional pain specialists
Then, we can recommend an aggressive attorney to you upon request. We work with a network of lawyers who help injured pedestrians recover the money that they legally deserve after an accident. Your attorney would help you file a claim with the insurance company and give your side of the story when liability is decided. If necessary, they can sue the driver in court if a reasonable settlement cannot be agreed upon.
Contact 388CEDA and We Can Recommend Attorneys Upon Request
When you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, there are numerous things to worry about, including mounting bills and your physical health. 388CEDA could help make your life easier as you seek to recover both physically and financially. Call us today at 1.800.388.CEDA as soon as possible, so our experienced team can get to work on your behalf. The less that you have to worry about after an accident, the more you can focus on getting better. One thing that you should not have to worry about is whether your legal rights are protected.
*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with aggressive attorneys.