Boating accidents are an all too common occurrence in the Tampa Bay area.
The legal team at Martinez Law is here to help you deal with the highly specific legal quagmire of a boat crash, so you can focus on recovering any injuries or loss you may have suffered. Martinez Law is your Tampa boating accident attorney.
Each boating accident is different and needs to be analyzed carefully. An experienced lawyer will be able to help you clearly understand your rights, the time limits, and constraints your case may face under the law. It is particularly important to be certain that you are working with a lawyer well experienced in maritime law, as small details can make big differences in your case: from the type and condition of the boat, the driver, the body of water in which the accident occurred, and more.
Were you a guest on the boat? Are you the owner? Was the owner of the boat present during the crash? Were you an employee who was injured on a boat? The answers to these questions are going to be important to the outcome of your case.
If you find yourself in a boating accident, here’s what to do:
First, in case of emergency, immediately take the appropriate steps, such as calling 911. Next, contact your attorney. The insurance companies are not looking out for you – you will need someone on your side to make sure your rights are defended. As soon as possible, gather information. Exchange info with everyone involved in the accident, take as many pictures of the scene as you can. Contact the authorities and report the incident. Your lawyer will need this information to protect your rights.
In addition, if you do not report the accident to your insurance company within 24 hours, you may void part of your insurance coverage.
Martinez Law is adept in maritime law and handling boating accident cases.
We fight aggressively for our clients, defending their rights to the full extent of the law. We’ve helped many Tampa residents recover medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you’ve been injured or lost property in a boating crash in Tampa, call Martinez Law today. Your consultation is free. We want to help you through this trying time.