If you have been in a boating accident and have experienced significant injury or damage to your property, then you need the representation of Decatur Personal Injury Attorney, Andrew Lynch to ensure that you receive the full compensation owed to you by law.
Because there are no roads, stop signs or street lights out on the lakes, many boat owners set a much lower standard of safety than they do with their automobiles. This is most obvious in how scary common it is for Atlanta area boat owners to take their boats out while drunk. However, this stigma could not be further from the truth. Though a relaxing past time, boating can be very dangerous and is subject to many of the same regulations as driving an automobile. Just as with car accidents, if you have been injured by someone else’s negligent, reckless, or dangerous behavior in our Georgia waterways, then that person may owe you for the damage you suffered and for the damage they inflicted on your property.
Boating insurance is not required in Georgia, but many boat owners do have it. Just as with car accidents, insurance companies of those responsible may try to avoid paying a just and fair amount to victims. In many cases, it can be almost impossible to receive full compensation for your damages without the help of a skilled attorney.
As a boating accident can be just as severe as a car accident, it is important that you treat it as such. If you are involved in a boating accident, call the police to get a police report and gather as much information on the other people involved as you possibly can, including their names, telephone numbers and insurance information if they have it. If you have your own boat insurance, be sure to contact your insurance provider. Once you and those involved are safe, contact Attorney Andrew Lynch in Decatur to schedule a free consultation and find out the next steps to insure you recover every dime of damages due to you and to make sure that the liable party and their insurance company takes your situation as seriously as we do.