Richmond Boating Accident Lawyer
Providing Protection, Even on the Open Water
There are very few things more relaxing than a pleasant day spent boating
on the lake or ocean, but pleasantries can quickly take a dangerous turn
when an accident takes you by surprise. In order to protect passengers
and others who share the water, boat operators are urged to exercise the
highest level of caution and care at all times. When an individual fails
to do so, it can result in a serious, even deadly, accident that carries
long-term consequences for all parties involved.
If you have been injured in a boating accident,
Halperin Law Center wants to provide the quality legal service you need during this time.
Our seasoned Richmond personal injury lawyers are here to protect you
and your injured loved ones by holding the liable party responsible for
acts of negligence. We are on a mission to help you recover fair compensation!
Call our office at (804) 220-0223 to learn more about how we can serve you today.
We Work to Establish Liability of the Responsible Party
There are four elements to proving negligence in a boating accident:
- In the first stage, the plaintiff must show that a duty of care was owed
them. In context, a duty of care means that a boat operator must be in
compliance with local boating laws and regulations.
- Once a duty of care has been established, the plaintiff must show that
the liable party failed to adhere to this duty by breaking one or more
laws, such as being under the influence of alcohol at the time.
- In the third stage, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the injuries
sustained were a direct result of the responsible party's failure
to adhere to the established laws. This could include speeding or even
lack of lights.
- During the final stage, the plaintiff must provide evidence of the damages
suffered as a result of the defendant's acts, therefore providing
a base foundation for compensation. This can help ensure a strong case.
Have questions or seeking counsel? Get the experienced and knowledgeable
representation of Halperin Law Center in Richmond and Glen Allen! Call
our skilled boat accident lawyers today or
fill out a free case evaluation.