Mistakes to Avoid After a Boat Accident

Watch this video to learn what mistakes to avoid after a boat accident. Contact our Jacksonville injury attorneys to schedule a free consultation.

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Question:

What mistakes should I avoid after a boat accident?

Answer:

I had a client call me the other day who wanted to know some of the common mistakes that are made in a boating accident case. One of the most important things is that they don’t get treatment for their injuries or they wait to get treatment for their injuries. Mistakes to Avoid After a Boat Accident Days pass before they go to the hospital, before they get evaluated by a doctor, and that becomes a negotiating tool by the other side to argue that you’re not seriously injured.
Another common mistake is that people post information about the accident or what they’ve done after the accident on social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. When a defense attorney gets notified of a claim, one of the first things they do is get on social media and try to find out any type of information they can about that person. If that person went out and walked on the beach after an accident, they’re going to use that information to say, “Well, that person walked 15 miles that day, so obviously they weren’t injured,” just because there’s a picture on social media. We try to get our clients to temper the amount of information that they’re sharing on social media.

The next thing is to retain an experienced trial lawyer right away who can take your case from beginning to end. Choosing the right attorney can help relieve your burden as a client and help you navigate through these potential issues.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a boating accident in Florida and have questions about what mistakes to avoid after a boat accident?
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