As the summer approaches, we will begin to see more boats out on the water. While it is exciting to get out and enjoy the warm weather, it is important to note that the increase in water traffic also inflates the risk of boating accidents. If you have been injured in a boating accident due to no fault of your own, it is essential to gain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight for your right to compensation. Continue reading to discover some of the most common causes of boating accidents and how to know if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Types of Boating Negligence to cause Boating Accidents
It is common for negligence to be the cause behind boating accidents. In order to fight for the compensation you require to heal after your batting accident, you will need to prove that negligence caused your injuries. The following acts of negligence as a boat owner are some of the most common causes of accidents on the water:
- Not being an experienced boater
- Failing to provide proper safety equipment onboard
- Operating the boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Colliding with another object because of inattentiveness, drowsiness, etc.
How can I know if I am entitled to compensation after a boating accident?
In order to receive compensation, you should first gain the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who is skilled in handling boating accident claims. Your attorney will prove that negligence caused your injuries by using evidence such as medical documentation, witness statements, photos of the scene of the accident, and more.
This is why it is best to collect as much of your own evidence as possible to support your personal injury claim. If possible, at the scene of your accident, you should collect any witnesses’ contact information and take photos of your injuries and the scene of the accident. You should also collect all medical documentation after being treated for your injuries that include the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
If you believe that you are a victim of a batting accident that was caused by negligence, reach out to our firm today to discuss your options. We are here to walk you through the legal process and fight for your right to compensation. Do not hesitate to give your firm a call today to get started.
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