The phrase "boating accident" may seem self-explanatory, but it really refers to a wide range of events involving various types of boats. Accidents on the water, regardless of the vessel, frequently result in significant injuries. When a boating accident takes place, the people involved may get significant injuries or even pass as a result of the event. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, you may be asking yourself the following questions:
Our legal team at Justice Guardians has the skills and experience to help victims of boating accidents through the legal process. Our boating accident lawyers can provide whatever assistance a victim might want in pursuing financial compensation. To learn more, contact one of our knowledgeable Pennsylvania boating accident attorneys immediately.
Boating accidents include, but are not limited to, a person falling overboard, colliding with another vessel, a boat explosion, operator mistake, and even a manufacturing issue that may cause an accident. Unfortunately, few individuals are aware of the laws and safety precautions that must be followed when operating a watercraft. In Pennsylvania's densely populated areas, misinformed boat operators have led to an increase in the number of boating accidents. The following are some of the most typical types of boating accidents that our firm has handled:
The most essential thing to do after a boating accident is the same thing you should do after any sort of accident: verify everyone involved is okay. It is important to analyze any injuries that have occurred and determine whether or not emergency services should be dispatched. Because catastrophic injuries are more prevalent in boating accidents, contacting first responders is often the best option.
After ensuring that everyone involved is safe, you must examine the boat's damage to decide whether it is still capable of functioning on the water. It's always a good idea to ask for help and have the boat towed to a safe area first to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Finally, after all persons involved are safe and the vessel is parked or in a secure location, you may begin gathering evidence to make a claim with your insurance provider. To demonstrate the depth of the damage, it is advised that you capture multiple detailed pictures from various perspectives. Take pictures of your own boat as well as any other vessels involved.
It's also a good idea to get the contact information of everyone who was there at the time of the accident to protect yourself and others. It's probable that the contact information will come in handy later if there have been big losses, whether it was on your side or theirs.
If you've been injured in a boating accident, it's critical that you get medical care first. It is in your best interest to call an experienced boating accident lawyer to review the specifics of your case once you have received care for your injuries.
Our Pennsylvania boating accident lawyers have years of experience representing accident victims and the tools to assist you in getting the justice you deserve. All boating accident victims in Pennsylvania are entitled to a free consultation with our legal office. Contact our local law firm to book your free consultation; we are happy to help.