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What to do after a boat accident?

18/07/2019 Off

Ontario’s lakes and rivers provide an amazing experience to boat lovers. It is indeed a beautiful sight to see these lakes and rivers full of sailboats and powerboats in the season. But, this can prove to be fatal in case if you met with a boat accident. Consult boating accident lawyers and take the following these tips to claim for compensation:

  1. Check who needs medical attention: The priority after boat accident is to check if anyone on the boat including you, needs medical attention immediately. If yes, then ask for help or emergency medical assistance. In case, if anyone is involved in the accident, it is essential that medical care should be given either at the scene of the accident or immediately afterward even if symptoms are not evident.
  2. Get back into the boat if it is not sinking: An accident can throw you out of the boat into the water. Unless the boat is sinking, it is best to get back into the boat. Help others also, as some people may not know swimming. Once everybody is back on the boat, take the boat at the safe point.
  3. Call the Coast Guard: Call the coast guard and inform them
By Eden