Now that you’re aware what constitutes a boating accident as well as the common contributing factors to those accidents, there are other things that are important to remember:
Should I File a Report?
A report is normally filed when one or more of the following occurs:
A person(s) disappears and death or injury is suspected
Someone is injured beyond the means of first aid and requires professional medical treatment
The vessel(s) or property sustain damage exceeding $500
Total loss of the vessel
Contact Allen Law Firm if you are unsure of whether or not to file a report.
Is There a Statute of Limitations for Boating Accidents?
A Statute of Limitations for accidents involving watercraft may exist, but the timeframe will depend on the location of the accident. Laws will differ from state to state and in some instances, the accident may be subject to Federal Maritime law. The best avenue to explore in this instance is to contact a lawyer that handles boat accidents immediately so that they can determine any time limitations to a suit.
When Should I Contact My Attorney?
If you’ve been in a boating accident and have sustained an injury, we recommend that you contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Quite often, a personal injury claim or an accident claim can be difficult to investigate if you wait too long after the accident to contact an attorney. Allen Law Firm can be a powerful tool in handling an investigation and determining your damages.
While car accidents are higher in number with an estimated 6 million accidents occurring in the USA each year, boating accidents can be just as serious. For more information about a boating accident, please call us at (877) ALLEN-LAW.