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In 2011, there were nearly 3,000 boating accidents and almost 2,000 boating accident injuries reported, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The five most common types of boating accidents are collisions with other recreational vehicles, flooding, collisions with fixed objects, water skier mishaps and falls overboard. No matter what type of boat accident you’ve been in – whether recreational or commercial — it’s important that you act fast to protect your rights.
Federal law requires that you file a report with the nearest boating authority within 48 hours of your boat accident if:
- A fatality occurs within 24 hours of the accident
- A person’s injury requires medical attention beyond first aid
- There was more than $2,000 in damage to the vessel
- A person disappears under circumstances that suggest death or injury
Seeing a doctor is also a must, whether or not you know if you are injured. A medical physician can make a proper diagnosis and determine what treatment, if any, is needed. Finally, talk to a boat accident lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can quickly determine what your options are for compensation.
A boat accident lawyer could help you get compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Funeral expenses
- Pain, suffering and mental stress
- Permanent disability
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Who’s at Fault?
In many boating accidents, the cause can be linked to operator negligence, operator recklessness or defective parts. Uncovering the root cause is key to any boat accident claim. A boat accident lawyer can take the stress out of your hands by:
- Conducting a thorough investigation of the accident
- Interviewing key witnesses
- Evaluating evidence
- Working with specialists
- Negotiating with insurance companies
- Representing you in court, if necessary
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