One moment you are enjoying your time out on the water, the next you find yourself thrown out into that water– broken bones, unconsciousness and possible drowning. Boating accidents are especially traumatizing in that that you are out of your element. You are not in your natural environment but surrounded by water with tides, currents and inability to breathe if you go under. If you have been injured in a boating accident, or a loved one suffered the loss of life, then you need a boating accident lawyer to fight your case and get the compensation you rightfully deserve.
In Providence, there are specific boating factors such as policies on how the boat is maintained, qualifications/licenses in driving a boat, BUIs, and/or mechanical malfunctions that can significantly determine the direction of your case. Similar to car accidents or other personal injuries, there needs to be an investigation to gather evidence from the accident, speak to witnesses, collect police reports and look at the boat itself. During this process that you and your Providence boating accident lawyer will go through in the investigation, you need to remember to stick to the facts. Memories of the accident can trigger emotions, especially if it happened recently, so remember only to focus on the facts of the case. And also make sure that you document medical bills and your injuries to indicate to the courts the extent of the harm that the accident caused you.
Another reason you need to stick to the facts is that insurance companies are not on your side. Even when the injuries by which you have been afflicted are blatantly clear, insurance companies will try to use their correspondence with you to reduce your compensation. Keep to the facts that you can provide with documentation, and make sure that you are documenting the correspondence with the insurance adjuster so you can seek advice from your lawyer. After a boating accident, you must be vigilant and careful. With the right tools at your disposal, you and your family will be able to receive the compensation you need to and move on with your life.