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Over a million vessels are registered in Florida, by far the most of any state, and the number is growing. New residents are flocking to Florida by the thousands every year, and the number of registered vessels is going up accordingly. Not surprisingly, a large number of new boat owners are completely inexperienced when it comes to boating. What may be surprising is that next to nothing is required in terms of education or training before any adult can take a boat out on the water and operate it for the first time. Sadly, the result is that several hundred boating accidents happen in Florida every year, causing hundreds of serious injuries and many tragic deaths.

The most tragic fact about boating accidents is that they are largely preventable. They happen because boat operators, passengers, and others in the water behave negligently or recklessly without due regard for their safety or the safety of others. When you’ve been hurt on the water because of another’s negligence, you need a boat accident lawyer to help you get compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and the countless other types of harm you’ve been made to endure. The boat accident attorneys at 888BoatLaw are here for that very reason. We handle boating accident cases every day and have developed the expertise needed to deal effectively with these matters. A personal injury attorney who mainly deals in car accidents or slip and falls simply won’t have the level of knowledge and familiarity with Florida boat law and maritime accidents to handle your case appropriately. Instead, call 888BoatLaw to speak with an experienced Florida boat accident lawyer, and get the level of skilled help and dedication you need to recover to the fullest extent.

Boat Accidents

People get into Florida boating accidents in countless different ways, including collisions with other vessels, collisions with fixed objects, falls overboard, and drowning. Boat accidents are not like car accidents. The lawyers at 888BoatLaw are familiar with the intricacies and nuances of maritime and admiralty law as well as how boating accidents are handled under Federal and Florida state laws and in the courts. Trust the boat accident experts at 888BoatLaw to handle your case appropriately and know what it takes to hold the responsible party accountable to you for the damage you’ve suffered.

  • Accidents Involving Boat Rentals
  • Drunk Boating Accidents (DUI/BUI)
  • Boat Speeding Accidents
  • Dock & Marina Accidents
  • Boats Striking Fixed Objects
  • Boats Striking Other Boats Or Jetskis

Cruise Ship Injuries

To the untrained eye, accidents that happen on-board cruise ships look a lot like premises liability claims, and the average personal injury attorney might think they are equipped to take on a cruise ship injury case. But a slip and fall on a cruise ship is handled very differently than a slip and fall in a grocery store. First of all, cruise ships do their best from the outset to limit their liability for injuries onboard by inserting limitations in their contracts regarding the type and location of accidents they will be responsible for. Plus, since the injury occurred on navigable waters, maritime and admiralty will apply and govern the case, rather than the state’s premises liability law that the average personal injury lawyer is familiar with. Finally, cruise lines are some of the most sophisticated and well-heeled defendants a personal injury lawyer will face; they aren’t your local mom-and-pop shop store owners.

The attorneys at 888BoatLaw are familiar with all the aspects of cruise ship injury cases because we have years of experience handling them and achieving success for our clients. We know the laws that apply and the procedural steps necessary to pursue a claim, along with the skill and dedication to see your case through to a successful conclusion. If you or a loved one suffered an injury on board a cruise ship, make sure the lawyer you hire has handled cruise ship cases before and knows what they are doing.

  • Slip and Fall
  • Trip and Fall
  • Hit by Falling, Swinging or Rolling Objects
  • Food Poisoning
  • Sexual Assault and Physical Assault
  • Medical Malpractice by Ship’s Doctors and Staff
  • Failure to Evacuate Sick or Injured Passengers
  • Swimming Pool Drownings
  • Falls Overboard
  • Elevator and Automatic Door Malfunctions

Jet Ski Accidents

Personal Watercraft (PWC) make up 16% of the registered vessels in Florida, yet they are involved in 26% of reportable boating accidents. The majority of these accidents involve PWC rentals, adding another layer of complexity by adding another potentially responsible party (defendant). Collisions with other vessels or fixed objects, falls overboard, and other accidents could be due to operator error, the negligence of other boaters or others in the water, the manufacturer of the watercraft, the rental company, and others. Jet Ski operators are more fully exposed and vulnerable to severe injury or death in a crash; riders stand up or sit down on the water scooter and are not protected inside a vessel like a boat operator or passenger. The lawyers at 888BoatLaw take on cases involving the most serious accidents and seek maximum compensation from all liable parties.

  • Jet Ski (Kawasaki) Accidents
  • Sea-Doo (Bombardier) Accidents
  • WaveRunner (Yamaha) Accidents

Contact 888BoatLaw Today

We are boating accident specialists and handle these types of cases every day. It doesn’t make sense to trust your boating accident claim to a general personal injury attorney who has never handled a boat crash, jet ski collision, parasail accident, or cruise ship injury. These are specialized types of accidents that require the application of specialized knowledge and areas of law. When you visit with a lawyer from 888BoatLaw, you’ll know from the start you’ve found a law firm with the knowledge, skills and experience to handle your case and get results. Call our experienced Florida boat accident attorneys today.

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