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What to do after a boating accident

On Behalf of | May 31, 2022 | Blog |

A fun afternoon in Ohio could include taking your boat out on the water and spending time with friends and family. However, you could be involved in an accident in your boat just as you would in a vehicle that you drive on the road. Here are a few things that you should do after this type of accident occurs.

Passengers

When boating accidents occur, one of the first things to do is to check on your passengers to make sure they are accounted for and safe. If you’re injured, then have someone else who is able to perform this task. You also want to call for help or have someone else call if you’re too injured to do so on your own. Everyone on the boat should have a life jacket on before they get on the water, which can help to decrease the risk of drowning.

Information

If there is another boat involved in the accident, then you want to try to get as much information from the owner as possible. This includes the name of the owner, the model and registration number, and the insurance company information. You should also try to obtain the person’s phone number. Think of this kind of accident as you would if it were vehicles involved instead of boats. The information that you obtain would be similar.

Insurance

As soon as you’re able, you need to let your insurance company know what happened. You also need to let them know if there were any injuries in the accident as this could result in more money being paid out of the claim.

If you’re involved in a boating accident, you want to follow a few steps to ensure everyone is safe and that the proper information is correctly filed.