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4 Things To Learn About Your Boat Claim

If you’ve been injured in a boat accident, check out these 4 things to learn about your boat claim. Then, contact our Utah attorneys today!

1. Recorded Statement

If you’ve been involved in a boating or watercraft accident in the state of Utah, you’ll probably get a call from the insurance company that represents the other person involved, and they’ll want to take your recorded statement. I recommend that you not give them a recorded statement until you’ve had the opportunity to talk to an attorney. They want to take the recorded statements because they’re trained to get the information that helps their case early on. They try to make your case worse before you know what’s going on with your injuries. Don’t give them a recorded statement without talking to an attorney.

2. Injury Claims

In the state of Utah, if you’ve been injured on the water in some type of watercraft, you need to look at what the other party was doing to determine who was at fault and who bears the responsibility for those injuries. You should find an attorney who has experience in dealing with those types of issues, and you should contact them quickly as it is hard to preserve that evidence if you don’t act on it in an expeditious manner.

3. Liability

If you have been injured in a boating accident or a personal watercraft accident in the state of Utah, you should know that the responsible parties can be the boat owner, the boat driver, or the insurance policies that are carried by those individuals. A lot of times, people have questions about who is responsible when you’re out on the lake.

4. Settlement Timeline

If you’ve been injured in a boating or watercraft injury in the state of Utah, you may want to know how long it is going to take to resolve. It’s going to depend on your specific case and the defense of that case. Some of the things you’re going to be looking at are your injuries. Have you treated with the doctors and the healthcare providers enough to get to a point that you know how you’re recovering, when you’re going to recover, and how fully you’re going to recover? You’ve got to look at the seriousness of the injury and what permanent residual affects you’re going to have there, and then you have to look at how hard the insurance company is going to fight you to get you a fair offer. It’s really hard on any specific case to say outright how long it is going to take to resolve. You want an attorney who’s going to push your case along and always be moving it forward and moving it in the direction of getting a fair resolution for you.

Talk to a Lawyer Today

Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a boat accident and have questions about these 4 things to learn about your boat claim?

Contact our dedicated Utah boat accident attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation.

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Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.