Boating Accident Attorney in West Palm Beach1700 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 500
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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West Palm Beach Boating Accident Attorney
Not every boating trip is filled with fun and beautiful memories. Some lead to serious injuries and even tragic endings. If that’s the story of your boating trip, help is a free case evaluation away. A West Palm Beach boating accident lawyer from Morgan and Morgan might take on the big bullies in the boating industry on your behalf, all for free, unless you win.
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What Are My Rights After a Boating Accident?
To begin with, you have the right to seek medical attention for any injuries. You're also entitled to file an insurance claim, either with your insurance or the other party's, depending on who's at fault. If someone else's negligence caused the accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other applicable damages. Upon reviewing your case and the facts involved, the boating accident attorneys at Morgan and Morgan can help you understand the exact damages to which you may be entitled.
You also have the right to get a copy of the accident report and consult with an attorney. Don't give up these rights; talk to Morgan and Morgan, boating accident specialists today.
Can I File a Claim Against a Boat Rental Company?
You certainly can file a claim against a boat rental company if you believe their negligence contributed to your boating accident. Maybe the boat had some mechanical issues they didn't tell you about, or perhaps they failed to provide the necessary safety equipment, which led to the accident.
In cases like these, the rental company could be held liable for any injuries or damages you suffered. It's all about proving that they didn't meet their responsibilities in ensuring the boat was safe and seaworthy, something our boating accident lawyers can help with.
Understanding Boat Safety and Essential Safety Gear
In places like West Palm Beach, where boating is a way of life, you should at least know a thing or two about boat safety, essential safety gear, and the regulations surrounding them.
As a general rule, always make sure you have enough life jackets for everyone on board and that they're easily accessible. It's not just about having them on board; ensure everyone knows how to use them before the trip.
Flares, fire extinguishers, and a first-aid kit are must-haves for dealing with emergencies. And don't forget a horn or whistle for signaling when you need help.
If you're heading out further into the deep waters of Florida's coastline, having a VHF radio can be a lifesaver in case you need to call for help. Last but not least, a good understanding of the local boating laws and weather patterns can go a long way in keeping you and your passengers safe.
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