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What Should You Do After a Boating Accident?

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

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Stay Prepared and Safe while Boating. We are your guide to post-boating-accident actions. Call (818) 477-0773 for help.

Boating is a year-round activity in California, that's why we have some of the highest boating accident rates in the country. Most of the time, boating accidents are due to negligence and reckless behavior such as speeding, drunk driving, or equipment defects. At State Law Firm, we are experts in helping victims of boating accidents receive the compensation they deserve.

Steps to Take After a Boating Accident

1) Seek Medical Attention

First, determine if you or anyone else receives immediate medical attention. If anyone has fallen off the boat, make sure to help them back on the boat.

2) Move the Boat

Move the boat to a safe and secure location. The boat should be moved out of the path of other vessels.

3) Contact The Coast Guard

The Coast Guard should be contacted immediately to make them aware that an accident occurred.

4) Gather Information

Gather as much information as you can. The information that you should gather is

-Names, phone numbers, and addresses of the boat operators

-Names, phone numbers, and addresses of the passengers on the boats

--Names, phone numbers, and addresses of any witnesses

- Registration and Insurance info for the boats involved

5) Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure you take all the necessary steps for your claim. The attorneys at State Law Firm are experienced in all personal injury cases. Contact us at (818) 477-0773 for a free consultation.

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