CONTACT US TODAY!
- Phone Number (305) 448-4010
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Location 2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd
- Hours Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
ABOUT THIS PRACTICE
Individuals that are injured due to the boat operator negligence may be 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. In some cases, criminal charges may be brought against the operator of a vessel if they acted with gross negligence or were under the influence. A positive outcome in any case of this nature can heavily depend on the intervention from an experienced boating accident attorney early on.
In order to collect damages, the boating accident injuries must be directly and provably linked to the boating accident. It is an important part of the process to collect evidence, including eyewitness accounts, law enforcement reports, and photographic evidence of the scene where the incident and injuries occurred in order to support a viable negligence claim. In any case of this nature, the plaintiff will possess the burden of proof in determining if the boating accident was caused by negligence or carelessness and if the negligent party was responsible for any injuries or losses suffered.
Boating Accident Attorney
Boating could be considered a way of life as an integral part of South Florida’s renowned recreational lifestyle, and there are millions of boats on our nation’s waterways. Unfortunately, along with this fun and relaxing activity comes, mishaps, accidents, water skiing incidents, Jet Ski accidents, and accidental falls and drowning all occur at an unnecessarily high rate.
The state of Florida has more boating accidents occur every year than any other state. These incidents occur primarily because people underestimate the dangers of watercraft in comparison to cars and simply don’t have a firm grasp on unspoken nautical rules, and definitively spoken safety laws.
Florida, unfortunately, does not require any yachting or boating instruction to operators of a certain age or vessels of a specific length. This can cause a situation where many people behind the wheel of a watercraft do not possess the specialized knowledge necessary to properly operate the vehicle.
Experienced in Maritime Law
The boating accident attorneys at Gamba, Lombana & Herrera are extremely familiar with how devastating a boating accident can be to victims and their families. Reckless or impaired operations of boats and watercraft, as well as operator negligence, can lead to serious accidents.
Injuries often associated with boating accidents include:
- Fractures and sprains
- Open wounds and abrasions
- Head injuries and concussions
- Brain and spinal cord trauma or injury
If You Are Injured in a Boating Accident Give us a Call
Boating accidents are not limited to recreational activities as it is not uncommon for plaintiffs to have been injured on a cruise ship, naval vessel, and as a direct cause of the negligence of maritime workers. 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, and the legal proficiency to obtain the justice that you deserve.