Hobe Sound Boating Accident Lawyers

Boating is a unique pastime in that it can be exactly what you make it. Thrill-seekers can rent a speedboat and push it to the limit once they hit open water, while those who want to spend a leisurely morning fishing in silence can do so in a small skiff.

Although these two recreational activities are total opposites in virtually every way, they have at least one quality in common; both can put you at risk of injury. At the end of the day, doing anything on the water is dangerous, regardless of how experienced or safety-conscious you might be.

If you or your loved ones were hurt in an accident on the water, contact Donaldson & Weston. Our personal injury attorneys are committed to providing the personalized attention of a small practice, but we have the resources of a large law firm. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with a boating accident lawyer in Hobe Sound.

How to Calculate Damages in Florida Boating Accident Cases

One of the hardest aspects of building a strong boating accident case is calculating the total damages you have incurred. And since your financial security might be at stake, this is one stage of the proceedings where you do not want to make even a minor misstep.

Failing to consider certain damages may result in a final payout that does not actually cover everything. Even if you do account for all damages, you must still find a way to prove each one in order to recover compensation.

At Donaldson & Weston, we know how to track all the damages that can result from a boating accident, and we have the resources needed to gather evidence of every last one. Critical documents that may help us calculate and prove your total damages include:

  • Medical bills;

  • Health insurance statements;

  • Pay stubs or income statements;

  • Recent tax returns;

  • Home care invoices;

  • Pharmacy receipts;

  • Invoices for any necessary medical equipment; and

  • Estimates for repairing any property damage.

These records and receipts will help our team calculate the economic damages you have incurred, which should be fairly straightforward. Quantifying non-economic damages like pain and suffering, on the other hand, poses certain challenges, but we will do everything in our power to help you pursue every dollar you deserve.

By applying one of the widely accepted formulas for calculating pain and suffering, we can arrive at a reasonable figure for non-economic damages, as well. Then we will simply add this number to your total economic damages to determine a fair starting point for the negotiations.