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May 1, 2024
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What Should I Do If I Am Injured On A Maritime Fishing Boat Due To Someone Else's Negligence?

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What Should I Do If I Am Injured On A Maritime Fishing Boat Due To Someone Else's Negligence?

If you’ve been injured on a maritime fishing boat due to someone else’s negligence, it’s crucial to take specific steps to protect your rights and maximize your claim. At McLaurin Law, we’ve handled several cases involving maritime fishing vessels, and we’re here to guide you through the process.

First and foremost, if you’re seriously injured, seek medical treatment immediately. Your health and safety come first, and severe maritime injuries often require immediate medical evacuation, sometimes by helicopter.

However, if your injuries are not life-threatening and you’re able to act, collecting evidence is vital. Here’s what you should do:

  1. Document the Incident: Take as many pictures as you can. There’s no such thing as too many photos when it comes to documenting an accident. Capture the scene, your injuries, and any equipment or conditions that contributed to the incident.
  2. Identify Witnesses: Note who was around you at the time of the incident. Collect the names and contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident. Their testimonies can be crucial for your claim.
  3. Report the Incident: Depending on the circumstances, get the authorities involved. This could be the police or the Coast Guard. An official report from an outside party can provide essential documentation for your case.
  4. Collect Insurance Information: If another party’s negligence caused the accident, gather their insurance information. This can be pivotal in pursuing your claim.

In larger incidents, it’s especially important to ensure that everything is well-documented. If you’re dealing with a situation like this, reach out to McLaurin Law for a free consultation. We’re dedicated to providing you with the best advice and representation to maximize your maritime claim.

Contact us at McLaurin Law, or call us at (713) 528-8012—we’re here to help you navigate the complexities of maritime injury claims and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

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