In Florida, one of the most popular activities is taking to the water in a boat. But, boating accidents are unfortunately all too common.
In 2020 alone, the Coast Guard counted 5,265 recreational boating accidents that involved 767 deaths and 3,191 injuries across the U.S.. These accidents also caused approximately $62.5 million dollars of damage to property. If you’ve been injured in a recreational boating accident or your property has been damaged as a result of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
One of the first steps to take is contacting a Tampa Boating Accident Attorney with Inkelaar Law. Our team is prepared to fight aggressively for your rights whether through pre-trial litigation or in court.
Learn more today about the steps to take after a boating accident in Florida and how Inkelaar Law can help you.
The first step after being involved in a boating accident in Tampa is to seek medical attention. Even if you do not feel pain at the time of the accident, you may experience the after-effects of an injury once the initial adrenaline has worn down. Be sure to also document all medical records that are associated with the accident, as they will be needed later on to receive proper compensation.
Like any other accident, you should also contact local authorities and file an official report. This can help with gathering witnesses and documenting the exact events that led to the accident. You should also prioritize documenting the scene of the accident and any property damage with photos.
These steps are crucial in ensuring that your rights as a victim are protected.
Boating accidents can often cause you more than just physical pain; They can also significantly impact your finances. The team at Inkelaar Law is committed to doing the hard work necessary so that you can rest and recover.
We will also charge no up front retainer fee, and will only charge a fee if we are able to obtain financial compensation. With over 30 years of experience in personal injury law, our team has won over 40 million dollars for our clients. And, with multilingual capabilities, we pride ourselves on being able to serve individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds.
Call a Tampa Boating Accident Attorney today at (813) 535-5574 or complete our contact request form for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.