Spending time on the water is a popular activity in the Sunshine State. Known for its weather and beautiful scenic waters, Florida is home to many boat lovers and owners. With easy access to countless lakes, springs, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico, many residents enjoy time on boats. Unfortunately, accidents are not uncommon and may cause severe, life-threatening injuries and even death.
Sustaining injuries in a boating accident may leave you with debilitating long-term financial and physical effects. The medical fees, treatment costs, and potential loss of income may stop you from fully recovering. We at Marsalisi Law understand your challenges and the importance of recovering monetary compensation for your losses. Speak with us today to learn about your legal options.
4 Common Types of Boating Accidents in Florida
In order for you to recover monetary compensation for your injuries, you must prove that an individual’s negligent actions were the cause of your injuries. There are numerous types of boating accidents in Florida:
As one of the most common accidents, falling overboard is extremely dangerous. When an individual accidentally falls off the vessel, the pressure of the water or hitting objects may result in life-threatening injuries.
A boat may overturn due to hazardous waves or a collision with an object or other vessel. In an instant, a ship can become capsized and result in dangerous injuries or even death.
When a boat fills with water due to hazardous waves or an issue with the mechanics, it becomes dangerous and risks potentially sinking the vessel. As water flows into the boat, it may struggle to retain its buoyancy. The floors may also become slippery and cause a slip-and-fall injury.
If a boat crashes into another object or vessel, it may cause severe damage to the ship and its occupants. If the vessel is damaged during the collision, it may cause the boat to sink. The situation may become life-threatening if there is not enough safety equipment on the boat.
Each of the above accidents are extremely dangerous and may result in death for those on the boat. However, when alcohol or drugs are involved, there are more opportunities for accidents to occur. If you suffer injuries in a boating accident because of a negligent individual, speak with your attorney as soon as possible.
Who Is At Fault for a Boating Accident?
When you are in an accident involving a boat, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for the losses you suffer. To pursue legal action for your damages, you will need to determine who is responsible for the accident and how their negligence resulted in your injuries.
Numerous factors contribute to who is responsible for the incident. In many accidents, the operator of the boat is often the cause of the accident. Whether they were impaired, lacked clear judgment, or did not take precautions before driving the vessel, their actions may result in serious injuries and even death.
Speak With Frank P. Marsalisi for an Experienced Boat Accident Attorney
No two accidents are the same, requiring a knowledgeable lawyer to provide the best possible representation. The complicated terminology and process make it dangerous to represent yourself without someone experienced in Florida law. Frank P. Marsalisi treats all his clients like family and understands the importance of receiving monetary compensation for recovery and holding the negligent party accountable for their actions.
We will provide you with the best possible outcome for your claim. The sooner you speak with Marsalisi Law, the more time we have to gather evidence and guide you through the medical and legal process. Call (727) 800-5052 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.
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