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What damages can I recover when I make a claim for a traumatic brain injury from a boating accident?

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Although boating is relatively safe, it doesn’t come without risks. Thousands of boaters are injured each year, often because of accidents caused by alcohol use and operator inattention.

You know just how dangerous boating accidents are, as you experienced one for yourself on the Boise River. Your open motorboat was hit by another vessel, and caused you to hit your head on the windshield. The result was a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

What You Are Entitled to After a Boating Accident

You spent time in the hospital, endured lots of testing and doctor visits, and aren’t able to enjoy some of the activities you once did prior to the crash. Although filing a lawsuit won’t make the injury go away, it can help you recover some damages from the accident.

  • Loss of Earning. Because of the type of TBI you experienced, you aren’t able to work at the same type of job you were prior to the injury, due to your inability to focus, your difficulty controlling your temper, and your memory problems. As a result, you will lose thousands of dollars each year. You may be able to recover that in a lawsuit
  • Life care costs. Doctor’s visits and taking medication will now likely become a way of life, and the costs for each add up quickly. An attorney can assess just how much you will likely have to spend because of these, and work to help you receive that amount in a settlement.
  • Pain and suffering. Your quality of life is likely to decrease because of a TBI, and you may be able to receive compensation for it. Your attorney may look at economic studies to show how you’re affected by the TBI, and ask the judge or jury to award you an amount for it.

Get the Life You Deserve

It’s not fair that your life and health have changed because of someone else’s negligence. Contact the Morton Law Offices today and schedule your free consultation to discuss how we may be able to help you enjoy your life again.

Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer