Ship & Boating Accidents

Accidents in any form can be extremely stressful. Now throw in the added peril of being out at sea, and you could have a recipe for disaster. After going through an incident of this magnitude, the last thing anyone wants is to worry about their insurance or navigating complex litigation. Thankfully, the team at Murray & Associates is equipped with the expertise and skill to be your advocate for any ship and boating accident in Florida.

Take These Steps After a Boating Accident

If your boat is still afloat after an accident, the first step should always ensure that everyone is safe and identifying those in need of medical attention. You should also make sure you get everyone safely on board if there are people in the water. Once you’ve accounted for everyone, here’s what comes next:

Report It

It’s always a good idea to report a boating accident as it can help streamline the insurance process. Furthermore, reporting is required by federal law for any of the following situations:

  • Someone has died
  • Someone suffered a bad enough injury that requires medical attention (not including first aid)
  • Property damage exceeding $2,000
  • Complete loss of a vessel
  • Someone disappears

Gather Information

Like a car accident, boating accidents call for compiling as much information as you can. This means witnesses in addition to everyone involved. Be sure to collect:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Registration or identification numbers of the vessels
  • Insurance company names and policy numbers

Take Pictures

Make sure to document as much of the scene as possible thoroughly. The more pictures you have, the easier the claims process will become.

Did You Have a Ship or Boating Accident in Florida?

Make Murray & Associates one of your first calls after an accident to protect your rights, claims and ensure a better outcome. Contact us today to learn more!

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