Boat Accident Recorded Statement
In this video, our Florida injury attorney discusses why you should never give a boat accident recorded statement to an insurance company.
Should I speak with insurance companies after a boat accident?
Here in the state of Florida, we get calls all the time from people who have been injured in boating accidents. Oftentimes the first question that they ask me is, “Should I talk to the insurance company of the person who was at fault in causing the boat accident?” What I always tell them is no, you shouldn’t. One of the reasons is that that insurance company representing the person at fault for the accident has much more experience in these types of claims than you do. They are going to try to get you to commit on the record, on a recorded phone call, something that could hurt your case later.
When I get a call from somebody that’s been involved in a boating accident, I tell them, number one, get medical treatment; that is the most important thing because we want to make sure that you’re okay.
Number two, get an attorney that knows boating laws. Do not speak to an insurance company without consulting with your attorney first or without having that attorney on the phone with you. The insurance company will try to trick you. They have gotten very good at it. They do this every day. This is probably the only time in your life you will ever experience this. You need somebody on your side that knows how to navigate these issues and knows how to help you.
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