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1608 East Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Toll-free: 833-332-1333

Boat Accident Attorney in Fort Lauderdale

When we think of going out on a boat, we think of enjoying the water, soaking up some sun, and spending time with loved ones. For many, it’s about getting away from the stresses of the world and just forgetting about work deadlines for a few hours. Unfortunately, our plans don’t always work out the way we imagined.

In the past, we’ve worked with numerous people who planned a relaxing trip on the water only to then experience a boating accident. Often, there’s confusion as to whether compensation is possible, but the laws of the water are similar to those on the road. If somebody else is to blame for the boating accident, you can claim monetary compensation.

Causes of Fort Lauderdale Boating Accidents

Since we’re blessed with gorgeous sunshine and glistening waters, boating accidents are common in not only Fort Lauderdale but in Florida as a whole. Sadly, a high percentage of these incidents are caused by the negligence of operators. After simply going onto the water to enjoy some peace, you don’t deserve to face all sorts of medical bills and lost income and this is where we come in at The Injury Firm.

Assessing Your Rights

As we’ve already seen, you have a legal right to compensation if you’ve been injured in a boating accident and had to experience costs that otherwise wouldn’t have occurred without the negligence of the guilty party. When an operator decides to take a vessel onto the water, they have an obligation to be vigilant, under the legal alcohol limit, and respectful of other vessels.

Even if you were aboard the boat involved in a boating accident with the negligent operator, compensation may still be possible with the right boating accident attorney. These days, the majority of operators will have insurance so we will deal with the insurance company on your behalf and navigate the tricks they employ to negotiate a lower settlement.

Over the years, we’ve even seen individuals suing their friends after they refused to pay for medical bills and other expenses. If this is something you want to do tactfully, get in touch.

As well as individuals, it may be that you want compensation from a boat manufacturer; another party that has an obligation to provide a safe product. If a defect or unsafe feature caused an injury, you’re eligible for compensation.

The Injury Firm - How Can We Help?

If you recognize anything we’ve discussed here so far, we highly recommend getting in touch with a boating accident attorney. With The Injury Firm, we have extensive experience in this field so we’re confident in our ability to get the compensation you deserve. Sure, you could go it alone but why do this when you can have experts handling the problem? Meanwhile, you can concentrate on getting healthy once again.

If you’re worried about finances after being hit with heavy medical bills and potentially having to take some time off from work, don’t worry. We start with a free consultation (no obligation, of course!). From here, you’ll only pay for our legal representation once the compensation has been recovered.

With a boating accident lawyer by your side, the guilty party can be held accountable and we can send a message that negligence on the water just isn’t acceptable.

What Should I Do After I Have Been Involved in a Boating Accident?

Imagine the scene - the sun is shining down, you’re out on the water with friends, and work pressure is a million miles away. While this sounds ideal for many, it often ends in tears after a boating accident injury. In 2020 alone, there were 800 boating accidents in Florida, and this led to 79 deaths. As you can see, this is a serious problem, and it shows that even those who don’t think about a boating accident while on the water may just experience one.

With a boating accident lawyer such as at the The Injury Firm, you can claim compensation for a personal injury. However, you must follow the correct procedure if you’re to obtain fair compensation.

Dealing with a Boating Accident

First and foremost, get treatment for your injuries and help anybody else aboard the boat. At this stage, you need to put your health first rather than worrying about litigation and potential compensation. Not only will medical attention help physically, the medical reports that follow will also help the claiming process later.

After the initial stages, attention will then turn to blame and fault. Who caused the accident? Who is to blame for the incident? As long as you weren’t to blame, you could be entitled to compensation for the damages caused by the accident.

Common causes of boating accidents include boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, carelessness and recklessness, not following state and federal regulations, poor maintenance, and a lack of safety equipment.

When do you contact a boating accident injury lawyer after a personal injury? As soon as possible. You might have longer according to the statute of limitations, but it’s best to speak with an attorney early so that they can gather evidence, speak with eyewitnesses, and build a case before it’s too late.

The earlier you contact The Injury Firm, the better the opportunity to gather evidence and build a strong case. We’ll help by speaking with eyewitnesses, gathering evidence, compiling important documents, and contacting expert testimonies.

Another reason to choose a reliable lawyer is because of the way that insurance companies act after a personal injury in a boating accident. If insurance is applicable, they will focus on protecting their assets rather than helping victims. This means that insurance adjusters will push for interviews with the client to get them to admit blame. The Injury Firm will always protect your legal rights.

If insurance isn't applicable, we’ll still help to claim against the guilty party. We need to prove that the guilty party was negligent, that they caused the boating accident, and that the accident directly caused your injuries.

Depending on the case, you may be entitled to recover the following damages:

  • Lost income
  • Medical bills
  • Emotional anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral expenses

If you experience a personal injury on a boat, the first thing you need is medical attention. Then, contact a Florida boating accident lawyer for help!

Seeking Compensation For Boating Accident Injuries

For those seeking compensation, cases can either be settled before extensive legal proceedings or they can reach court. If the latter, The Injury Firm will help you to compile evidence and prove that the defective product or operator’s negligence caused your injuries.

Contact us today for more information or for answers to your questions!

The Injury Firm

1608 East Commercial Blvd. 
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334

Phone (954) 951-0000
Fax: (954) 951-1000


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