On any given day, boats, canoes, kayaks, SeaDoos, sailboats, Jet Skis, cruise ships and other vessels skim across Florida’s more than 825 miles of beaches, 1,260 miles of coastline and 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and waterways. Though the majority of recreational boaters and maritime workers navigate the waters without incident, a disaster can occur suddenly and without notice. A boating accident attorney may be able to help you obtain compensation if you have experienced a maritime injury due to someone else’s negligence.
There are many causes of boating accidents, including:
- Distracted drivers
- Mechanical fault
- Drivers operating watercrafts under the influence
- Operator inexperience
- Employer negligence
Boating accidents may result in severe maritime injuries, including accidental amputation, broken bones,traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and even loss of life. These injuries may require hospitalization, surgeries, and long-term care. If you sustained injuries due to negligence, a personal injury attorney can fight for the compensation you deserve.
Maritime & Admiralty Law
In addition to boating accidents, Burnetti, P.A. represents clients in admiralty and maritime accidents, including Jones Act and injuries to longshoremen, dockworkers, fisherman and other maritime employees.
Contact a Maritime Injury Attorney
A boating accident can result in high medical bills, long-term disabilities or property damage. If someone’s negligence or a defective part caused the incident, a boating accident attorney may be able to assist you with financial compensation; if you lost a loved one, you may be able to pursue a products liability or a wrongful death claim. If you believe you have a boating accident claim, call 1-888-BURNETTI or fill out the free case evaluation form.
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