Accidents On The Water Can Be Just As Devastating As On Land
Boating is a pastime in which thousands of Floridians engage. Usually, boating is safe, but sometimes people engage in unsafe or negligent behavior. Such behavior can cause an accident resulting in property damage, serious or catastrophic injuries, and even wrongful death. At Valrico Law Group, our accident attorneys are trained and experienced in matters that involve accidents with watercraft. We can guide you through the necessary steps of filing a successful personal injury claim in cases of boating negligence.
Major Causes Of Boat Collisions In Florida
Boating accidents happen for many reasons:
- Operator inexperience
- Operator inattention
- Alcohol consumption
- Severe weather
- Improper maintenance
- Ignoring posted signs such as “no wake zone”
The Hazards Of Boating Accidents And Why You Need A Lawyer
Boating accidents can be deadlier than accidents on land because an unconscious person may fall in the water and drown. There are also many accidents on cruise ships — fires, slip and falls, food poisoning, swimming pool accidents, and mistreatment by crew members. Because cruise ships hold lots of people in a relatively small space, they can be an accident waiting to happen.
Our lawyers have decades of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in injury cases. We are familiar with the issues arising from boating injury cases — both short and long-term consequences — and we know how to seek fair compensation from the negligent party.
Contact Us For A Free Evaluation
If you have been involved in a boating accident and suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one, you may be owed compensation. Contact us online for a free case review or call our law office in Tampa at 813-661-5180.