Oakland, CA asked in Personal Injury and Admiralty / Maritime

Q: I was in a boat fire in Nov 2018 .the insurance contacted me but I haven't heard from them again

Progresive contacted me. I was in the ICU burn until in a coma for a month and in there longer. I suffer from al kinds of stuff now

4 Lawyer Answers
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Maritime Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I'm sorry for your ordeal. Contact a maritime attorney who handles injury cases without delay. Boat fires, particularly on small vessels on navigable waters, can introduce legal tactics that are not available for accidents that take place on land. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Charles Webb
PREMIUM
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  • Maritime Law Lawyer
  • Seattle, WA

A: You should contact a local attorney immediately to discuss your case and statute of limitation issues, including the time limit to answer a claim if the vessel owner filed a complaint under the limitation of liability act.

Tim Akpinar and Christopher Green agree with this answer

Raul G. Delgado II
Raul G. Delgado II
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  • Maritime Law Lawyer
  • Miami, FL

A: You may definitely have a claim. If this accident happened on a boat, there is a high probability that it will be governed by General Maritime law. You should speak to an experienced maritime attorney immediately because there are different statutes of limitation for maritime claims as compared to Florida state law. Our firm handles both maritime and shoreside personal injury claims for injured people across the state.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
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A: You need an attorney. Insurance companies nearly always contact injured people to gain information about potential claims. That said, their reasons for contacting you aren't necessarily because they intend to pay you anything. Your claim is large enough that there are too many pitfalls of resolving this type of case without an attorney.

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