Riding a motorcycle is fun, but it can also be risky because of the actions of others on the road. Unlike other vehicles, you don't have much protection if you crash. Additionally, riding a motorcycle can be dangerous on roads with a lot of potholes or if you're riding in unsafe weather conditions. Below are some tips for staying safe while riding.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Wisconsin, working with a Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorney is in your best interest.
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Wisconsin offers a wide range of water recreation options, including boating adventures. Unfortunately, most boating wrecks are caused by excessive speed, operator inexperience, improper lookout, and intoxication. Additionally, boating accidents can lead to injuries, both minor and severe.
Knowing what to do in case of a boating accident can save you a lot of trouble and ensure the situation is under control. Here are important steps to take immediately after a boating accident in Wisconsin.
Ensuring everyone is safe after a boating crash should be your priority. If the boat is still afloat after an accident, do a headcount to see whether everyone is still onboard. If not, find the missing occupants and bring them back into the boat. Administer first aid to the injured occupants, if any. You should also consider calling emergency medical services if there are injuries or signs of an injury.
If your boat collided with another boat or other water vessel causing property damage or injury, there should be a record of the incident. The job of law enforcement is to assess the situation and file a report. This report will be mainly beneficial if you file a lawsuit against the negligent party.
Once you ensure everyone is safe, the next step is to document the events of the accident. Documentation should start as early as the day the wreck happened. The process of gathering information should include the following details:
Another essential step is to let your insurer know about the accident. Your insurance company is responsible for reimbursing you for any damages caused on your vessel based on the terms and conditions of your boat insurance policy.
After being involved in a boating accident, it’s important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. While you might not think you’re hurt, you could have sustained injuries that won’t be noticeable until later, or when they’ve gotten considerably worse. More serious injuries that might not be noticeable right away can include:
Of course, not all boating accidents have to result in serious injury, but seeking medical treatment for things like minor cuts and scrapes can also prevent infection later, even if they seem minor at the moment.
If you decide to file a lawsuit, an attorney can help investigate your accident and gather the necessary evidence to build a robust case against the at-fault party. A skilled attorney can make your legal recourse easier and more efficient.
Boating accident attorneys understand Wisconsin court systems and are aware of the rules that will apply to your case and will do everything possible to make your claim successful.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Wisconsin boating accident that resulted in serious injuries or damages, we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve at Natasha Misra Law. We serve clients across Wisconsin, including Madison, Milwaukee, Appleton, Hales Corners, and Green Bay.
My law practice is dedicated to helping people who have suffered injuries in accidents which were not their fault. Born and raised in Milwaukee, I come from a family of medical professionals. My background and experience help me understand and represent individuals injured in accidents.