Even if you took all the necessary precautions, like getting your scuba diving certification and enrolling in training courses, accidents can still happen. There is always a risk when you go scuba diving, but if another party is the reason you suffered damages, you deserve justice. You may be able to recover compensation for any physical or mental injuries you sustained in a recreational or commercial diving accident.
Our scuba diving accident lawyer can help you hold the at-fault party accountable. We can collect proof of the accident and file a personal injury claim or lawsuit on your behalf. The personal injury lawyers at Ged Lawyers can get started on your case right away. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for your free initial consultation.
How Can a Scuba Accident Attorney Help Your Case?
Hiring a scuba diving lawyer gives you a legal advocate who will clarify the claims process. Managing your own case can be tricky, especially when you’re prioritizing your physical health and mental well-being.
When you partner with Ged Lawyers, our legal team will:
- Handle communications with any other party involved in your case
- Explain whether you should file an insurance claim, a lawsuit, or both
- Inform you of any filing deadlines that apply to your case
- Answer any questions you have
- Offer prompt responses to your phone calls and emails
- Collect evidence of the liable party’s negligence
- Gather proof of the losses you suffered
- Negotiate for a fair settlement
Our law firm makes it a priority to pursue the justice our clients deserve.
Work With Our Diving Accident Team on a Contingency-Fee Basis
We know that injured accident victims may avoid seeking legal guidance because they assume it’s too expensive. This is understandable, considering you may be facing costly medical bills after suffering a severe injury. When you hire Ged Lawyers, we make our services accessible.
Our team works on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not pay us anything upfront or out-of-pocket. We take a percentage of your settlement or court award after winning your case.
We also provide all prospective customers with a free legal consultation. This allows you to ask questions, seek legal advice, and decide if our firm is right for you.
You Can Recover Economic and Non-Economic Damages After a Scuba Diving Incident
Those who suffered injuries in a scuba accident they didn’t cause may be able to recover economic and non-economic losses. Your monetary damages are those that have a fixed financial value, such as:
- All your accident-related medical expenses
- Lost income if you missed any time at your job
- Reduced earning capacity, such as if you had to take a lower-paying job
- Property damage
Non-economic damages are intangible, so we will need to assign a value to these losses. You may be able to seek financial compensation for:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Reduced or diminished quality of life
If you were injured in a scuba accident while working, our legal team can explain your options for pursuing a workers’ compensation claim.
Wrongful Death Damages You Can Seek After a Fatal Scuba Accident
If you lost a loved one in a scuba diving incident, the team at Ged Lawyers offers our condolences. We will fight to help your family recover compensation and bring justice to the liable party.
Your family could benefit from financial compensation for damages like:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Accident-related medical care
- Loss of the decedent’s support and services
- Surviving family members’ mental anguish
Our wrongful death lawyers will assess your case and explain who is eligible to file the lawsuit on your family’s behalf.
Don’t Wait to Get Started on Your Scuba Diving Accident Lawsuit
If you decide to file a scuba accident lawsuit, you’ll have a limited time to act. Each state outlines a statute of limitations, which determines how long you have to file your case. Most states only allow victims of personal injury or wrongful death accidents a couple of years to file.
Once the statute of limitations expires, you won’t be able to pursue a settlement from the liable party. Our firm encourages you to start your case as soon as possible to avoid missing this deadline.
Plus, bringing your case to us right away gives us more time to collect evidence such as witness statements, the police report, and video footage. Certain evidence is time-sensitive, so it benefits us to get to work as soon as possible.
Determining Who Is Liable for Your Scuba Diving Accident
We need to prove another party’s liability before we can demand compensation from them. Our firm will gather evidence of negligence to establish their fault.
Some instances of negligence that may make a party liable include:
- Failing to check that diving equipment was in working order before renting it to you
- Inadequate training of diving instructors
- Failure to provide safety regulations at a diving job
- Failure to warn you of unsafe water conditions
Parties that our scuba diving accident attorney may hold accountable for compensating you include:
- A commercial diving company
- A recreational diving company
- Boat operators
- Scuba instructors
- Dive operators
- Dive supervisors
Our diving accident attorneys will find out how your injuries happened and pursue financial recovery from the party who caused the diving accident.
Connect With Ged Lawyers to Get Started on Your Scuba Accident Case
Scuba divers should be able to participate in their favorite hobby without fear of injury. When another party’s negligence causes your scuba injury, you have the right to demand compensation from them.
Ged Lawyers offers legal guidance to anyone hurt in a scuba diving accident. Call us today for a free consultation and learn more about how our scuba attorneys can help you.