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Steps To Take Following A Boating Accident In Phoenix

  • Published: April 12, 2019
Steps To Take Following A Boating Accident In Phoenix

Phoenix weather is often perfect for spending the day on Lake Pleasant or Saguaro Lake. Fun in the sun with family and friends results in great memories that can last a lifetime. Even those having fun can suddenly experience an accident and quickly be forced to deal with the aftermath. If you have been involved in a boating accident in the greater Phoenix area, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can increase your chances of recovering the damages you suffered as a result of the accident. The personal injury attorneys at Molina Law Group are here to help you. Here are steps to take if you have been in a boating accident.

Obtain Medical Attention

First and foremost, you and any injured party should obtain and receive medical attention. Safety and overall well being must be taken care of immediately following an accident. In addition to receiving medical care immediately following an accident, you should also follow up with a doctor after the accident. Boating accidents can result in injuries that take time to manifest, from a few days, to months, to even years. Your doctor can check for hidden injuries and treat them.

File A Police Report

Filing a police report is not just for car accidents. After a boating accident, you should inform the authorities of the accident and make a report. Calling the police on a boat is different than on land, but police officers often patrol lakes so that they are there in case there are emergencies or accidents.This police report can become very important in future legal proceedings. The police report can be evidence of the accident and the reporting officer’s notes can be used to validate your claims and version of events.

Document The Accident

You should not just rely on a police report to serve as evidence of the accident. Take photographs of the damage, weather conditions, other boat, or anything else that could have contributed to the accident or be helpful in proving causation. In addition to taking photographs at the scene of the accident, it is important to keep all paperwork and documentation of expenses that relate to the accident.

Call You Insurance Provider

Just like vehicles, boats are required to carry insurance. As soon as you are able to, call your insurance provider and inform them about the accident.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

Last, but certainly not least, contact a personal injury attorney at the Molina Law Group. An attorney can help you sort through the events of the accident and let you know what your legal remedies are. Accidents can result in injuries that lead to overwhelming medical costs. A personal injury suit can give you the opportunity to recover the damages you have suffered from the responsible party. Do not let an accident overwhelm you, contact the attorneys with the experience and knowledge to get you the best possible results for your individual case.
Edwin A. Molina III

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