Summer in Chicago brings many boats to our harbors and a rise in boat accidents. These accidents can cause severe injuries and fatalities, and it’s important for you to know what actions to take afterward whether you’re the boat owner or a passenger. These steps include:
1. Seek Medical Attention. Serious injuries need to be treated as soon as possible by a medical professional and other injuries may not be immediately evident. It’s critical to have your injuries and health fully evaluated to ensure an underlying injury isn’t overlooked.
2. File a Report. You will need to report the boating accident, and document all details including the contact information of all parties involved and insurance policy numbers.
3. Call our Injury Lawyers. Sklare Law Group, Ltd. in Chicago can help determine who is at fault for your accident and help you recover damages from your boat injury including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Who Can I Sue for My Boat Injury?
The circumstances of your accident will determine who is responsible for your injuries. The boat owner could be held liable or any other boat owners involved if the accident was caused by a collision or negligence. If a part of the boat malfunctioned, you may have a product liability claim, but the only way to know if you have a boat injury case is by scheduling a consultation with one of our skilled injury attorneys.
If you’ve suffered a boat injury, please call Sklare Law Group in Chicago today at (800) LAW-0300. Our lawyers serve clients in Chicago and surrounding areas of Northern Illinois.