Austin boat accident attorney Daniel R. Smith will fight to earn you maximum compensation. For more information on the steps in a boat accident claim, contact our office. In the meantime, read this article about what you should and should not do in the aftermath of an accident.
Steps in a Boat Accident Claim | Seek Medical Care
The very first move that you need to make after you get hurt is to get to a medical care professional and receive a thorough medical exam. You need to tell them about every bump and bruise. Do not keep anything to yourself or else you could be paying for that dearly in the future. Also, it is paramount to see a doctor so that we know what your injuries are and what your expected treatment and recovery plan so that we can show the insurance company that they owe you compensation for all of it.
Steps in a Boat Accident Claim | Collect Evidence
The next most important step after you get hurt is to make sure you are doing your due diligence to collect evidence. This might be impossible if you are plucked out of the water and swept away in the back on an ambulance, and in those cases, you can ask the police or call an attorney or friend to go to the scene of the accident and do the collection for you. If you are able to stay there and delay medical treatment because your injuries are not life-threatening, you need to make sure you do a good job collecting evidence. You can take as many pictures and videos as your phone can hold. You might want to get photos from all angles and take photos of your injuries that are visible as well. You will also want to talk to as many eyewitnesses as possible and gather their information. If you know who caused your accident, such as the driver who slammed into your boat, make sure you get their contact and insurance information as well.
Steps in a Boat Accident Claim | Contact an Experienced Attorney
Lastly, in order to use all of this information the right way, you need to find an attorney who knows what they’re doing. What you need to do is research all your options. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with experienced Austin boat accident attorney Daniel Smith.