Boating Accidents

Boating Accidents

Florida has long been considered a boater’s paradise. With infinite coastlines including salt and fresh water access, high traffic on our waterways is a reality. The tropical climate, fishing, diving, and recreational sports have made Florida a hotspot for tourists and boat lovers alike, helping Florida occupy the largest number of watercrafts per capita in the United States.

Boating, although enjoyable, can also be extremely dangerous. Florida ranks number one in every boating category including registered boats, accidents, injuries, and deaths. Common causes of boating accidents in Florida include negligent and/or careless operation, alcohol consumption, improper safety equipment, excessive speeding, failure to obey posted laws and markers, defective lighting, and inattentive and dangerous operation of a vessel. At Robinson Law, our attorneys are ready to fight for you and your loved ones injured as the result of boating negligence.

We are dedicated to handling your boating accident and it’s our mission to see that you are compensated for the pain and suffering, unpaid medical expenses, and lost wages you have experienced. We have the resources to take on negligent boat owners and operators with confidence and are willing to fight to protect your rights. For a FREE CONSULTATION, dial 1-833-MAKE-THE-CALL (625-3843) where you can reach one of our attorneys 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week.

WHAT TO DO AFTER A BOATING ACCIDENT:

  • Stop and assess the situation.
  • Call the Coast Guard or 911.
  • Seek medical attention if necessary.
  • If you are physically able to, get as much information from everyone at the accident scene, especially any witnesses.
  • If possible, take pictures of the damage to your boat and the other vessel even if only with a camera phone.
  • Only speak to the Coast Guard or law enforcement regarding your accident and notify them if you suspect any of the negligent boater’s may be under the influence.
  • Review the accident report and make sure all documented information is accurate.
  • Do not provide any statements or sign any documents for insurance company representatives or other adverse individuals prior to contacting our law office.
  • Dial 1-833-MAKE-THE-CALL (625-3843) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a FREE CONSULTATION with our team.

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