In Southwest Florida, our coastal location and our many recreational bodies of water mean that boating accidents are an unfortunate reality. A boating accident is typically a frightening experience, and because events are quickly happening, it can be difficult to know what to do or how to respond. If you understand the steps needed in the immediate aftermath of a boating accident, you can not only possibly help to save someone’s life, but you can also ensure that your legal rights are protected. The boating accident attorneys at Future Firm Law can help you better understand the steps you need to take, as well as your options and rights, ensuring that the at-fault party is held accountable.
Laws in the state of Florida allow victims of boat accidents to pursue a claim for damages, if you have suffered injuries in the accident. You may be able to recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills and more. Future Firm Law will help you pursue your claim, and will advise you throughout the entire process to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Florida law requires boat operators and owners to exercise the highest degree of safety while they are operating water vessels. When they fail to do so, it can be a substantial risk for other boat operators, swimmers, boat passengers and anyone else who is around and in surrounding boats. Boat accidents occur due to a variety of situations, including:
Boating accidents and the resulting injuries and fatalities involve more than traditional boats—they can also include recreational vessels such as jet skis and non-motorized equipment like kayaks. The three most common types of boating accidents are:
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If you have suffered any kind of injury from a boating accident, from mild to severe, you should first seek medical care. But immediately afterwards, contact an experienced Future Firm Law boating accident attorney in Tampa. Some of the most common injuries sustained in boating accidents include:
Some avid boaters attribute the high total of boating accidents to the amount of new and inexperienced boaters now on the water. If other boaters’ inexperience has led you or a loved one to be involved in an accident that has resulted in catastrophic injuries or worse, you can count on Future Firm Law to take care of all the legal aspects of your case so that you and your family can focus on healing. Our team will fight for your right to receive all compensation you are owed under Florida law.