After a Boating Accident

Are you wondering what steps you need to take after a boating accident to maximize your compensation? Watch this video to learn more.

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Question:

What should I do after being injured in a boating accident?

Answer:

Boating is a regular and popular activity here in Florida, and with that comes a number of injuries, unfortunately. If you’ve been injured in a boating accident, there are certain things that you need to do. First, contact law enforcement to make sure that the accident is appropriately documented. After a Boating Accident The next thing that you should do is to seek immediate medical care, because if there’s any gaps in treatment between the time of your accident and the time that you ultimately seek that care, the insurance company will use that gap against you to claim your injury was not related to the accident. You should also document any visible injuries. Take photographs of any cuts, bruises or abrasions.

The next thing you should do, if you’ve been injured in a boating accident, is contact an attorney. Don’t contact the insurance company first, because the insurance adjusters are trained to ask you questions and elicit responses to minimize any payment that they may have to make to you in the future. You should hire a board-certified civil trial lawyer with experience in handling boating accidents


Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a crash and have questions about what to do after a boating accident?
Contact our experienced St. Petersburg boat accident lawyers at Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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