Although most people are still staying at home and practicing social distancing, many of the lakes, beaches, and marinas have opened up. With the weather being so beautiful as of late, it is no wonder that we are seeing more and more boats out on the water. It can be a relaxing outing that doesn’t require you to go out in public, but you can invite a close friend or family member to accompany you.
With increased boating, however, comes increased boating accidents. Boating accidents can happen to almost anyone at any time, and how you react could make a big difference in your overall experience. If you have boating insurance, as you should, your insurance and the other boater who caused the accident will be able to work out payment for your injuries and property damage.
However, if you or the other boater don’t have insurance, the problem can become a bit more complicated. In either situation, you should hire an attorney to represent you and negotiate an appropriate settlement.
In most ways, a boating accident should be handled very similarly to an auto accident. You should contact the authorities to report the accident and wait for them to arrive on the scene and perform any necessary first aid or stabilizing treatment to anyone who was injured. From there your next call should be to our expert legal team to assist you in the process of getting reimbursed for your injuries.