Being on the water is a way of life in Southwest Florida, and boating accidents and injuries can happen. There are more than one million registered vessels in Florida, ranking it the highest for the number of boating-related injuries and deaths.
Accidents on the water can include personal watercraft collisions by boat, or other vessels as well as falls, watercraft capsizing, or drowning. As a result, injuries or disabilities can lead to medical bills, property damage, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
Florida has a Vessel Safety Law, which is very specific on the laws governing the operation of a vessel and is included in all certified boating safety courses taught in the state.
If you’re involved in an accident, it’s important to contact an attorney quickly. Documentation is vital to any case, with photos, videos, preserving evidence and obtaining written FWC reports.
Who can be sued after boating accidents?
Florida can have a lot of inexperienced boaters on the water with a high number of rentals available. In a boating accident case, not just the vessel’s operator can be held liable. It can also include the boat owner, employer, or employee operating a vessel during a crash.
What could you need covered?
After a crash, just like a car accident, the extent of your personal injuries may not be immediately apparent. We can help recover reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages, long-term medical treatment, modifications needed for your home to accommodate assistive devices, pain and suffering, the cost to replace your vessel, and more.
At Kagan Law Firm, we promote our great results for clients, our experience, and the fact you don’t pay unless we win, but those aren’t the only reasons to choose our firm. We truly care about our clients and treat them with respect and compassion. We put the “personal” in personal injury attorneys. We see our clients as people, not a file number. Call (239) 466-1161 when you need us, and we’ll be there for you.