Steps in a Boating Accident Claim
Watch this video to learn about the steps in a boating accident claim that we make to earn you the full insurance policy. Free consultations.
What are the steps in a boating accident claim?
The other day, someone gave us a call after they were seriously injured in a boating accident. They wanted to know what the steps were in a boating accident case. First, we want to make sure that our client receives the medical treatment that they need. If they have not started treatment, we can assist with making sure that they find the appropriate doctor.
Second, we do our investigation. We look for witnesses that we need to speak to and take statements from, we take photographs, and gather information and evidence as soon as possible. Evidence can disappear, witnesses can leave town, and we want to make sure that that does not happen. Then we do our investigation regarding liability and insurance companies. We find out who ultimately is going to be responsible for our client’s damages.
Third, once our client has recovered and has finished treatments, we then submit what’s called a demand to the insurance company. That’s when we gather all the medical records, and evidence. We submit that to the insurance company, and they have 30 days to evaluate our client’s claim. After 30 days, an initial offer will be made to our office. We then determine, with our client, if the initial offer is fair or if it’s unreasonable. If the offer is fair, then we can start negotiations with the insurance company. If the offer is unreasonable, then the next step would be to file a lawsuit on behalf of our client.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a boat crash and have questions about the steps in a boating accident claim?
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