Florida Boat Accident Lawyers
Florida is abundant with scenic coastlines, rivers, lakes, tributaries and other waterways ideally suited for boating. Unfortunately, every year, Florida has one of the highest occurrences of boating accidents with resulting injuries, including death, in the country. The lawyers at Massey & Duffy, PLLC, have decades of combined experience litigating personal injury cases and providing aggressive representation for our clients in pursuit of justice.
Common Causes of Boat Accidents
Florida law requires a boat operator and the owner of the boat to exercise the highest standard of care to prevent injuries to passengers in the boat, other nearby vessels and swimmers in the water. Common causes of boat accidents include:
- Careless or reckless operation
- Excessive speed
- Improper lookout
- Operator inexperience
- Equipment failure
- Weather conditions
- Passenger behavior
- Sinking, capsizing, and flooding
- Swimming and waterskiing accidents
The most common types of boat accidents include collisions with other watercraft or objects in the water, falling overboard, or skier mishaps. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your boat injury claim, if another person’s negligence caused your injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
Protect Your Rights, Contact an Experienced Boat Accident Lawyer
Victims of boating or diving accidents can collect damages for medical expenses and future care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. The personal injury lawyers of Massey & Duffy, PLLC, have years of experience representing such victims in Gainesville and throughout Florida.
We will work closely with you, our client, to protect your rights and help you obtain the justice that you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boat accident, contact Massey & Duffy, PLLC, today to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Frequently Asked Questions About Boating Accidents
Why is Florida one of the states with the highest occurrences of boating accidents?
Florida is abundant with scenic coastlines, rivers, lakes, tributaries and other waterways ideally suited for boating.
What are the most common types of boat accidents?
The most common types of boat accidents include collisions with other watercraft or objects in the water, falling overboard, or skier mishaps.
What are common causes of boat accidents?
Common causes of boat accidents include: careless or reckless operation, excessive speed, improper lookout, operator inexperience, equipment failure, weather conditions, passenger behavior, sinking, capsizing, and flooding, and swimming and waterskiing accidents.