When we discuss car accidents, we encourage those involved to take specific steps after it happens to protect their rights. In a boating accident, it can seem difficult to do some of the same things you would after a crash because you’re in the water. However, it’s still important to get as much information as possible.
Here are some of the things you can do to help yourself after a boating accident.
Ask for Information
If you can, ask the other boat operator for important information that can help you file a claim and seek compensation. Ask about their insurance coverage and contact information. While you may not be able to write it down, try to document the information in any way possible.
Call for Help
If you can get to your cellphone, call for help quickly. You may need to reach out to the paramedics, law enforcement, or sheriffs who can come out to guide you and help. If someone is seriously injured, work quickly to get them the medical care they need.
Document the Accident
If possible, take photos of where the accident occurred, injuries, and more. In some cases, you may not be able to get to your phone, so try and remember where the accident occurred, what time it was, and the events leading up to it.
Contact a Lawyer
You need to protect your rights. Working with a lawyer means getting valuable information and the representation of a skilled professional who can help you. Trust that when you hire a lawyer, you are giving yourself the strongest chance of obtaining maximum compensation for your damages.
Our boating accident attorneys at Lowe Law Group go above and beyond for you. We take care of your best interests while also seeking the maximum compensation available to you. It’s crucial to understand your rights, and we’ll work to help you at all times.