Your leisurely day on the water turned into your worst nightmare. Another vessel hit your boat. You were hurt, and your boat was damaged. Your first priority had to be getting to dry land. Now, however, it is time for your priority to shift. Now, you need to be proactive about your possible recovery and take the steps necessary to protect your possible recovery.
3 Things to Do Once You’re on Land
The timeline for doing the following steps will depend in great part on how badly you were hurt. As soon as you are able to do so, it is important to:
- Get medical help. This will first protect your physical recovery. Your injuries can be diagnosed, and a treatment plan can be implemented to help with your recovery. Getting medical help may have the secondary effect of helping with your financial recovery by helping to value your injuries.
- Report your accident. Most boating accidents must be reported within 48 hours, according to federal law.
- Protect your legal rights by contacting a Missouri boating accident lawyer. An attorney can both advise you of your rights and fight hard for your just recovery.
You don’t have to bear the burden of fighting for your recovery alone.
Call a Lake of the Ozarks Boat Accident Lawyer Today for Help
An experienced Lake of the Ozarks boating accident attorney will make sure that you’ve done everything that you need to do to protect yourself after a Missouri boat accident. However, before we can help, we need you to contact us. For more information, please contact us today via this website or by calling (573) 240-8866 to schedule an initial consultation.
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