Boating accidents are particularly dangerous due to the added threat of drowning, boat fires, and more. The events leading to an accident are critical in understanding why it happened and who is at fault.
Maritime workers who sustain injuries at sea receive certain protections under federal law. In addition to their entitlement to maintenance and cure benefits, they may also seek damages under the Jones Act.
After a boating accident, the shock and adrenaline that results can cause confusion. Below are some important steps to take to protect yourself and others.
First, get to safety as fast as possible.