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Denver Boat Accident Attorney

When people think of Colorado and Denver, they often think of snow caps and skiing, but the reality is that this area is alive with boating activity on our lakes and rivers. Unfortunately, serious injuries can occur as a result of a boating accident. At the Bendinelli Law Firm, our team is here to help if you need a Denver boat accident lawyer by your side. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligent actions of another individual or company, we want to help you recover compensation for your losses. Contact us today to get started with a free consultation.

Why Choose the Bendinelli Law Firm for a Boat Accident Case?

When you have sustained a significant injury due to a boating accident, you need the skilled team from the Bendinelli Law Firm to help you through this.

  • We understand the tremendous pressure and stress that traumatic events cause individuals and their families.
  • Our team understands personal injury law in the state of Colorado, and we work hard to understand the unique challenges presented by every single case.
  • We have an extensive track record of success, having recovered significant settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of individuals in Denver and throughout the state.

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How Boating Accidents Occur in Colorado

There are countless rivers, lakes, and reservoirs in and around Denver where individuals can enjoy fantastic boating and water sport activities. Unfortunately, this also opens the door to significant injuries caused by the negligent actions of boating owners and operators. 

Information presented by the United States Coast Guard shows that there were a number of recorded fatal and injury-causing boat accidents in Colorado during the latest reporting year of data available. Coast Guard data also shows that accidents can occur in a variety of ways. The data indicates that accidents occur during the operation of vessels, when loading and unloading pastures or gear, as well as as a result of the failure of the boat or boating equipment and environmental factors.

Some of the most common causes of boating accident injuries and deaths include alcohol use, excessive speed, improper lookout, operator and attention, and operator inexperience. Other common causes of accidents include machinery failure, the force of a wave or wake, hazardous water conditions, and inclement weather.

Common Boating Accident Injuries

Unfortunately, injuries that occur as a result of a boat accident can lead to significant setbacks for victims. It is not uncommon for our team to help individuals who have sustained the following types of injuries as a result of the negligence of another:

In addition to these acute traumatic injuries that occur as a result of a boating incident, we also acknowledge that individuals may experience significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of what happened. We understand that this can include feelings of anxiety, fear, and stress that last long after the incident. Both accident victims may experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

We bring up these relatively unseen injuries because we want to make sure our clients recover total compensation for all of their injuries, including the visible injuries and the unseen injuries that affect every aspect of the victim’s life.

Types of Compensation Available After a Boat Injury

There may be various types of compensation available for individuals who sustain injuries in a Denver boat accident. Our team strives to recover economic and non-economic damages on behalf of all boat accident victims that we assist.

  • Economic damages revolve around relatively calculable expenses that victims endure as a result of the boat accident. Our team will gather your bills, receipts, and estimates to help properly calculate the following:
    • Emergency medical bills
    • Ongoing doctor and hospital expenses
    • Physical therapy, rehabilitation, and medicine costs
    • Lost wages if a boat accident victim cannot work
    • Loss of future earnings in case of a disability
    • Property damage expenses
    • Various household out-of-pocket losses
  • Non-economic damages revolve around more unseen losses that an individual will endure as a result of a boat accident. These are often referred to as pain and suffering damages, and they include the types of losses that are not necessarily calculable by using receipts and bills. This includes a boat accident victim’s:
    • Physical pain and suffering
    • Emotional and psychological distress
    • Loss of enjoyment of life
    • Compensation for scarring and disfigurement
    • Loss of consortium for a spouse or family members

There is no set amount of compensation paid to boat accident victims if their claim is successful. Rather, various factors, such as the severity of the injury, the length of recovery time, shared fault, and the level of pain and suffering, will all play a role in total compensation amounts.

Time Limit to File a Boat Accident Claim

Boat accident victims need to file their claims as soon as possible. The personal injury statute of limitations in Colorado is two years from the date an injury occurs. Failing to file a boat accident claim against an alleged negligent party within this two-year time frame will likely mean that the case is dismissed. Additionally, please be aware of any insurance carriers that may be involved, as they have their own reporting deadlines that must be adhered to. 

Call a Denver Boat Accident Attorney Today

If you or somebody you care about has sustained a boat accident injury and the Denver area, reach out to the team at the Bendinelli Law Firm for help today. Our goal is to fully investigate every aspect of your boat accident claim so we can work to recover the compensation you are entitled to. We will use our resources to complete a full investigation into the claim so we can take on the other party in court. When you need a Denver boat accident lawyer, you can contact us through this website by filling out our contact form, or you can call our team at (303) 940-9900.