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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for being hit by a speed boat


    Standing on the pier or dock, or even cruising the water in your own boat, the last thing you expect is to be hit by a speed boat. Many speed boats travel at speeds of between 60 and 120mph, so as you can imagine, being hit by a speed boat could cause serious damage to your boat and injuries to you and your family.

    For those injured after being hit by a speed boat, it’s not all bad news. You could claim personal injury compensation if the driver was speeding and driving dangerously – so provided it has been less than three years since your accident, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a claim. Just speak to our personal injury advisors for confidential advice; there’s no obligation to proceed if you change your mind.

    Travelling at speed

    Because speed boats travel at such high speeds – it’s why they are the boats of choice in Hollywood films where people need to make a quick getaway – there is the potential for serious injury to occur if you are hit by a speed boat. You could be struck whilst standing on a pier or dock if a speed boat ploughs into you. You’re more likely to sustain serious injuries such as head injuries/brain injury, spinal injuries, lacerations and broken bones if you’re struck directly by a speed boat, but you could still be injured if you are in your own boat when a collision with a speed boat occurs.

    The impact can not only damage your boat, it could leave you suffering from whiplash or tendon/ligament injuries, cuts and bruises and other minor injuries. Dangerous drivers shouldn’t be allowed to get away with their negligent actions, so if you have been struck by a dangerous speed boat driver, we’re here to help. You can find out how much compensation you could claim by taking the 30-second test on our website, but bear in mind this is only an indication. Our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis and will be able to use their wealth of experience to assess your claim and work out your personal injury settlement.

    Should you claim?

    Absolutely – you’re entitled to claim if somebody else’s negligence has caused your injuries. You may be unable to return to work until you have recovered, affecting your family financially. You may even need ongoing medical treatment in the future and be left suffering and in pain. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now to find out how we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

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    Date Published: July 27, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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