THE BASICS OF BOATING ACCIDENTS
Boating accidents are caused by negligence or careless driver error, collisions with other watercraft, or stationary objects, overboard loss of life or injury, fire or explosion scenarios, or personal injuries sustained as a result of towable recreational products. Alcohol also plays a role in many resulting boating accidents.
ACCIDENT REPORTING AND DOCUMENTATION
In any boating accident scenario it is critically important that the accident be reported immediately to the proper authorities and/or officials to facilitate documenting the identities of those involved, as well as identities of eyewitnesses, statements taken of individuals who are relevant, and photographs of equipment and/or injuries can prove to be crucial in the development of your personal injury case. Immediate medical care is paramount. Insurance companies should also be notified as soon as possible. Engagement of a boating accident attorney soon after the accident will be instrumental in facilitating immediate gathering of information and documentation that will be required to establish appropriate liability and the extent of injury with specificity.
FREE CONSULTATION, ANALYSIS, AND NO FEES UNLESS RECOVERY OCCURS
Stan Peeler stands ready to offer free consultation and analysis of your personal injury claim. In any instance where you have been injured as a result of an automobile or boating accident, please contact our office at 850-432-7705 for immediate assistance or complete our online form here by providing us with the details of your legal needs. There are no legal fees unless a recovery on your behalf is successful, with the exception of costs.