boat burned in a fire by negligence of the bowner next to me.?
THE BOAT NEXT TO ME CAUGHT FIRE DUE TO OWNER NEGLIGENCE, HE RAN A HOUSE EXTENSION CORD INTO HIS BILGE ON A GASOLINE POWERED BOAT. iT RAINED THAT NIGHT AND BURNED, CAUSING DAMAGE TO MY VESSELL. i HAVE PICTURES OF THE CORD, A FIRE MARSHALL REPORT AND HIS INSURANCE IS IGNORING ME. I DID NOT HAVE INSURANCE. WHO DO I SUE. DAMAGES ARE IN THE EXCESS OF 25,000. i ALREADY KNOW I SCREWED UP WITH NO INSURANCE. WHAT ARE MY ALTERNATIVES
Asked By: Tomwetnwild - 11/12/2010
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ASAP, you must fill out this form and file it with whatever boating authority handles registration in your state... More
Answered By: benthic_man - 11/13/2010
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talk to a legal person /solicitor regarding this matter
Answered By: lindsay - 11/12/2010
Talk to a lawyer. Only ask for what is fair, if you are not prepared to go all the way don't start. Good luck. Or at least better luck!! :)
Answered By: ricsudukai - 11/12/2010
You need an attorney. You may not only be able to sue the owner and his insurance company, you may also be able to sue the marina.
Answered By: Donny - 11/12/2010
Marinas usually require a boat owner to carry insurance at all times while renting a berth. If you didn't keep any insurance in place, you're pretty much out of luck. This rule also applies if you had rented a land based storage unit. Nobody is responsible for your property no matter whose at fault. You should check... More
Answered By: Derrick S - 11/12/2010
You definitely need to seek some professional legal advice, preferably on a 'no-win-no-fee' basis. I can't say as regards the USA - surely a highly litigious country, as indeed is the UK nowadays, but here in the UK, you sue the perpetrator and hope they are insured, or have some money of their own, for your redress... More
Answered By: Girly Brains - 11/12/2010
If U have contacted the insurance company in writing with a certified copy of the accident report copy of your estimates if they don't reply with a appraiser for your damage then contact an Attorney.U don't have to have insurance if there is not mortgage and U can afford to absorb the loss if it's your fault.And where... More
Answered By: 45 auto - 11/12/2010
For sure, this is a "legal" question and really doesn't belong here... More
Answered By: Capt. John - 11/12/2010
Beyond what I'm sure you now understand is a difficult problem, and your acknowledgment that you screwed up, could I suggest that there are plenty of used boats on the market that would probably be far less expensive than it would cost to repair the fiberglass on your boat,. Any insurance company adjuster would "... More
Answered By: Richard C - 11/13/2010
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