Rocky Cannon Attorney
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Kansas City Area Personal Injury Attorneys
Missouri Lake Watercraft Accident Attorney
Have you been injured on a watercraft such as a speed boat, sailboat, hovercraft, jet ski or waverunner on a lake in Missouri? If so, then you may be able to hold accountable the person that caused the accident. You may be able to seek monetary compensation for all of your personal damages. A good accident attorney will be able to help you maximize or increase your recovery and help you return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.
Personal damages can include pain and suffering, loss of employment income, and unpaid medical bills. Of these, pain and suffering can be the most difficult to prove. A certain amount of pain and suffering can be inferred from the types of injuries a person has received from an accident. Unique to watercraft accidents or crashes is that a person may have experienced drowning, near drowning or long exposure to cold water.
Other types of injuries that can occur in watercraft accidents include broken bones, whiplash, cuts, burns, scaring, dismemberment, and death. Most of these will require some type of medical attention and, in some cases, extensive medical attention with long periods of rehabilitation. If an injured person does not live near the lake where they were injured they may have not only received treatment at the nearest hospital to the body of water they were injured at, but also from doctors, clinics and/or hospitals near where they live. All of these medical records from these medical providers will need to be obtained by a person’s accident attorney. That is why it will be important to keep track of all persons or entities that provided you medical or rehabilitation treatment from your accident. The more information you have about who treated you the better, but at a minimum their name and location should be sufficient.
Also, in a watercraft or boating accident, there can be multiple injured persons, each with their own claim. Therefore, it is important to get a good accident attorney on your case as soon as possible to make sure your claim is not lost in the mix. Call Rocky to get started.
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