Martin County Boating Accident
Florida's waterways are some of the most beautiful in the country, making them incredibly popular for recreational boating. Residents and tourists alike flock to the coast 12 months out of the year to take advantage of the endless opportunities the water provides.
Whether you prefer relaxing on a gently bobbing sailboat or waterskiing behind a speeding motorboat, you can do so in the Sunshine State; however, neither of these activities is without danger. In fact, doing anything on the water poses certain risks, and boaters need to exercise extreme caution at all times to avoid devastating accidents.
If you were hurt in a boating accident despite, you may be entitled to compensation for all resulting damages. To determine if you have grounds for a claim, contact Donaldson & Weston.
Our strategic personal injury lawyers take great pride in helping innocent accident victims recover the funds they need to move on with life. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of the leading boating accident attorneys in Martin County.Tactics Insurance Adjusters Use to Undervalue or Deny Claims
It is wise to seek legal counsel before filing a boating accident claim because insurance adjusters are not above using devious tactics to deny or at least undervalue claims. They are especially inclined to challenge claims that are seeking a considerable amount in damages because their primary objective is to protect the insurance company's bottom line. Tactics they might use to challenge a boating accident claim include:
- Shifting Fault to the Victim: If they cannot deny their policyholder's liability, the insurance company may attempt to shift at least some percentage of fault to the injured party. Depending on their alleged reason for doing so and the claimant's ability to challenge the assertion, this could serve to reduce the final payout considerably.
- Misleading the Claimant Regarding the Amount of Coverage Available: If the insurance adjuster leads the claimant to believe the liable party's total coverage is much less than it actually is, the claimant may feel inclined to seek less in damages. If you think the opposing party has only $100,000 in coverage, for example, you might reason that a claim seeking any more than that has no chance of being approved. And since some compensation is better than none, you might seek only $100,000-even if you incurred a lot more in damages.
- Monitoring Social Media Accounts: It is common for insurance adjusters to monitor the online presence of claimants. They will scour every profile for any evidence that the injured party is exaggerating the injuries or otherwise attempting to defraud the insurance company.
If you want to file a boating accident claim in Florida, turn to Donaldson & Weston. We are committed to providing each and every client with personal attention, customized legal solutions, and the honest, open, and straightforward answers they deserve. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with a compassionate personal injury attorney in Martin County.