Mistakes to Avoid After a Boat Accident
In this video, our experienced Atlanta injury attorney discusses what mistakes to avoid after a boat accident to make sure your rights are protected.
What mistakes should I avoid after a boat accident?
One thing that we often see that is harmful to a boat accident claim is that the people involved have failed to take steps to preserve evidence. Evidence can be lost very quickly, especially in boat accidents, and it’s essential to preserve any evidence that can be gathered related to the claim. If that evidence is not preserved, it’s very unlikely that we’ll ever be able to find it later on. It’s essential to make sure pictures are taken and any physical evidence is preserved, including clothing or other items on the boat that may show the extent of the impact and injuries.
Another thing that we see that harms these cases is clients who have waited too long to go seek medical attention. If you have been injured, go seek attention from medical professionals immediately. Make sure that your injuries are documented, even if they are minor injuries. Minor injuries often turn into major injuries, and it’s important to have them documented as soon as possible. Also, it’s extremely important to hire the right attorney and to do so quickly after the accident. If you hire an attorney who’s not experienced handling boating cases, you may lose evidence and you may not have your case preserved to the extent necessary to pursue it.
Were you or a loved seriously injured while boating in Georgia and have questions about what mistakes to avoid after a boat accident?
Contact the experienced Atlanta boat accident lawyer at The Gunnels Law Firm today to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.
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Out of Town Legal Resources
Occasionally we hear from people injured in other parts of the country. While we don’t practice in Florida, we found these personal injury lawyers in St. Petersburg, FL that created a lot of valuable online educational resources. If you or someone you know is ever injured by a boat or other watercraft in Florida, take a look at their online boat accident resource page.