Boating Accident Attorneys in New Jersey
Understanding How Damages Are Awarded in a Personal Injury Case
One of the most commonly asked questions in a boating accident personal
injury case is, "What compensation can I receive?" This question
cannot be truthfully or accurately answered without a full assessment
of your case by a New Jersey personal injury lawyer. If an attorney tells
you otherwise, Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law advises you to seek
another more reliable opinion. Compensation is based on proving who was
at fault in your accident and the degree to which this person was responsible.
Comparative Negligence Laws
In the state of New Jersey, damages are only awarded if you are not more
than 50% liable for you injuries. The legal term for this is the "comparative
negligence rule" and the skill of your lawyer frequently determines
the degree of fault that is assigned in a case. By thoroughly investigating
and reviewing the facts of your case, we strive to show not only whose
negligence caused the accident, but how their actions were the main contributory
factor. The severity of your injury is another major factor in establishing
the worth of a case.
The consequences of a minor fracture from a boating incident are much less
than a severe spinal cord injury from a car or truck accident. Additionally,
an important element in determining compensation is how your injury has
or will affect your life. An insurance company may try to lessen the true
impact or extent of your injury in order to lessen the compensation that
is paid. We know the tactics that are used by insurers and how to document
the facts surrounding your case. Our purpose is to obtain the full compensation
you are owed.
Why Hire Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law After an Accident?
Our lead attorney worked for years as an associate in one of the largest
personal injury firms in northern New Jersey, never losing a trial during
This experience and skill has resulted in the following kinds of results:
- A $525,000 settlement in a back injury case
- A $420,000 settlement for a pedestrian knockdown incident
- A $400,000 jury verdict in a back injury trial
According to information from the U.S. Coast Guard, operator inattention
or inexperience, excessive speed, alcohol and improper lookout were the
primary reasons for boating accidents. Each of these situations was avoidable
but the negligence must be legally proven. This is where having an attorney
who is experienced and accomplished can bring about the result you desire
in your case.
How Our Firm Can Assist You
We work to obtain fair compensation for your hospital and medical bills.
This includes not only those incurred to this point but ones that resolve
care and treatment that you may need in the future. If you have lost wages
or your business income has fallen as a result of your injuries, we strive
to see that this becomes part of the compensation you are paid. We also
pursue damages for severe injuries that cause long-lasting pain, disfigurement,
and other areas that deserve compensation. In many personal injury cases,
punitive damages that we obtain are the ones that truly go towards making
up for the negative effects that have been caused.
We caution you to be wary of fast settlement offers from insurance companies.
In the vast majority of cases, these offers come at a time when you are
in financial trouble and in great need of help. Unfortunately, such settlements
are also routinely well below the full amount of compensation that could
be paid in your case. We work to see that you are correctly compensated
for your injuries and the other consequences of your accident.
to find out about pursuing the maximum possible compensation.