Over Millions in Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients
$12 Million Boating Accident
$7 Million Automobile Accident
$3.7 Million Slip and Fall
$3.5 Million Motorcycle Accident
$2.5 Million Pedestrian Accident

Hobe Sound Boating Accident

Hobe Sound Boating AccidentBoating 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.

Call 772-266-5555 to Speak With One of the Leading Boating Accident Attorneys in Hobe Sound

If your family was involved in a boating accident and you think you have grounds for a personal injury claim, turn to Donaldson & Weston. We require no money upfront, and you do not have to pay a retainer to take advantage of our comprehensive legal services. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate Hobe Sound personal injury lawyers.

What Our Clients Say
The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again. - M.P.
After my accident, i felt like I was being pulled in a bunch of different directions. I really didn't know what to do and all I wanted was someone to shoot me straight. The lawyers at the firm were so honest and definitely pointed me in the right direction. The staff was professional. I think it’s great that only attorneys work on my case, it definitely made me feel comfortable - D.L.
After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court. - S.C.