Mistakes to Avoid After a Boat Accident
In this video, our experienced Austin injury attorney explains what mistakes to avoid after a boat accident. Call our office for a free consultation.
What mistakes should I avoid after a boat accident?
Recently I was contacted by someone who had been injured in a boating accident off Lake Travis, and they asked me, “What are some of the common mistakes that people make?” The first mistake that people make is they don’t seek medical treatment right away. Related to that mistake is they don’t follow the doctor’s orders. That’s critical to ensure that you have the best chance of fully recovering from your injuries, and if you can’t fully recover, at the very least recover to the maximum of your ability.
The next mistake that people make is they give a recorded statement to the insurance company. The insurance adjuster is not there to fairly compensate you for your claim but to limit the exposure of the insurance company. They’re trained to try and trick you into giving answers to questions that are misleading and compensate you less for your claim.
Third, people delay in hiring an attorney to represent them. Don’t do that. An attorney is needed to fully investigate a claim, as soon as possible, to the accident. Also, that attorney can help prepare you in giving a statement to the insurance company, if they believe that’s the right move to make.
Lastly, you need to hire the right attorney. People make the mistake of hiring the wrong attorney. The wrong attorney is someone who doesn’t have a large part of their practice devoted to personal injury law. Personal injury law is very different than other law. Beyond that, boating accident law is very different from other personal injury law, so you need to hire someone who has that experience.
If you’ve been injured in a boating accident in Texas, please don’t hesitate to contact our office and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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