Boating Accidents in Florida
How a West Palm Beach Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or someone you love has been injured in a boating accident, an attorney can help you take action to seek financial damages for the injuries you or the other person sustained. By filing a personal injury claim, you can seek to hold the responsible party accountable while seeking damages that will help you begin rebuilding and recovering. The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. represents clients throughout West Palm Beach who have been injured in boat accidents. The firm offers a free consultation to discuss your case and possible solutions.
Taking Action After the Accident
If you have been involved in a boating accident, there are particular steps you can take to address the situation. Following these steps can positively impact your ability to recover full financial compensation. Generally, you will need to file a report with the U.S. Coast Guard and/or the state agency that regulates boating. Failing to remain at the scene to render aid and failing to report a boat accident are actually criminal offenses, so it is important that you take immediate action to file a report. It will also be important to contact your insurance company to report the collision, particularly if someone was injured or if extensive property damage occurred. This applies in a collision between two or more vessels, as well as in the event of an accident with a fixed object.
Taking pictures at the scene and carefully documenting the circumstances of the collision and your injuries are also important steps to take after a boating accident. It is recommended that you contact a lawyer who can assist you in filing a personal injury claim and in recovering financial compensation from the party that caused the accident. At the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, an attorney can advise you of your legal rights. If we take on your case, we will do everything we can to help you receive a fair settlement or verdict. For this reason, you should waste no time in speaking to a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer from our firm today. Call today for further information.