What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in a Boating Accident

Staying Afloat After a Boat Crash

Florida attracts boaters from across the country, making it one of the most popular spots for watersports and watercrafts. Unfortunately, with this popularity comes the numbing reality that the state leads in annual boat accident fatalities.

Frequent boaters should familiarize themselves with these steps to take in the event of a boating accident.

Call 911

You should contact the Florida Coast Guard immediately following an accident. Getting help to your exact location takes longer on the water, and this wait could be detrimental to any parties that are injured. To give sufferers the best chance at recovery, you must make the call as soon as possible.

Document the Accident

Evidence is crucial in a personal injury case. While at the scene, compile plenty of documentation of the event, including pictures of the damage, accident scene, surroundings, and anything else that could impact the case or point to another boater’s negligence.

Assess Injuries and Seek Medical Attention

While visible wounds are likely to prompt injured boaters to seek medical attention, fewer individuals opt to see a doctor after an injury if they have no visible marks.

Regardless of how you look or feel, you should see a doctor after an accident. You may have suffered internal injuries that could go unnoticed for days.

Your medical evaluations, even involving minor injuries, directly impact recoverable damages. Get a doctor to perform a thorough examination and report everything.

Contact Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A.

Our lawyers will help you make sense of the evidence and present it to the court in order to fight for compensation. Call us at (941) 960-7225 or contact us online to begin with a free consultation.

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