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Boating Accident Injury Lawyer
Individuals injured due to boat operator negligence are entitled to compensation in the form of payment of medical bills, lost wages, as well as the pain or suffering that is associated with an accident while boating. If they acted with gross negligence or were under the influence, this is grounds for a criminal case. A positive outcome depends on the intervention of an experienced boating accident attorney early on in the case.
It is an important part of the process to collect evidence, including eyewitness accounts, law enforcement reports, as well as photographs or videos of the scene where the boat or ship incident and injuries occurred. This is to support the viability of a negligence claim.
Boating Accident Attorney
Boating is a way of life. An integral part of South Florida’s renowned recreational lifestyle. There are millions of boats on our nation’s waterways. Unfortunately, accompanying this fun and relaxing activity, are mishaps, accidents, water skiing incidents, Jet Ski accidents, and accidental falls.
The state of Florida has more boating accidents occur every year than any other state. Incidents often occur because people underestimate the dangers of watercraft in comparison to a motor vehicle. They fail to have a firm grasp on nautical rules, in addition to safety laws.
This failure to comprehend the seriousness of boat operation can be fatal for both passengers and operators. It is important to remember to wear a life jacket in preparation for boating mishaps. Crashes of your boat and another vessel are possible. Regardless if you’re fishing out in the ocean or a lake, the boat will sink. A vessel should always venture out with appropriate safety equipment on-hand for the possibility of a boats crash with another watercraft.
Additionally, Florida doesn’t require yachting or boating instruction to operators of certain ages, or for vessels of a specific length. This causes a situation where many people in the captain’s chair of a watercraft do not possess the specialized knowledge to properly operate the vehicle.
Experienced in Maritime Law
The boating accident attorneys at Gamba, Lombana, & Herrera are familiar with the devastation a boating accident is to victims and their families. Reckless or impaired operation of boats and other watercraft, in addition to operator negligence, leads to serious accidents, and injury.
Injuries often associated with boating incidents include:
- Fractures and sprains
- Open wounds and abrasions
- Head injuries and concussions
- Brain and spinal cord trauma or injury
Injured in a Boating Accident? Give us a Call
A Boating accident is not limited to recreational activity. Plaintiffs are commonly injured on cruise ships, naval vessels, or by maritime worker negligence. If you or a member of your family has been injured in a boating accident, contact one of our attorneys to discuss your case and how you can receive compensation for your injury or loss.
The Florida boating accident lawyers at the Gamba Lombana & Herrera have the experience necessary to protect your rights, as well as the legal proficiency to obtain the justice that you deserve.