Boating Accidents

   

BOATING ACCIDENT LAWYERS IN JACKSONVILLE, LAKE CITY, AND FORT MYERS

Florida has a lot to offer when it comes to water sports. Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, and Fort Myers all attract thousands of visitors and local residents each year. With an active boating community, however, often comes increased risks of accidents and injuries, and at Robert J. Slama P.A., we work with many victims who’ve been injured in boating accidents all across the state.

Although Florida enforces a number of regulations for boating and water sports — including skiing and jet skiing — not everyone obeys the law. Additionally, some boaters and victims suffer injuries as a result of defective equipment or mechanical malfunctions. Whatever the cause may be, victims injured by the negligence of others have a right to exercise their legal rights.

Robert J. Slama P.A. fights for victims harmed in all types of boating and water sports accidents. Contact us today to learn more about how we can protect your right to compensation.

BOATING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Serious boating accidents can occur when drivers get behind the wheel drunk. Drinking and boating is just as dangerous as drunk driving, and can warrant some of the same penalties. Although a boater can be criminally charged with BUI for having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher, they could also face civil penalties for accidents or injuries that they cause. It is not uncommon for drinking to take place on Florida’s waters, but there is no excuse for drunk operation of a boat or other watercraft. If you or someone you love was injured by an intoxicated boater, the Jacksonville and Fort Myers personal injury lawyers at Robert J. Slama P.A. can fight for your right to maximum financial compensation.

2015 USCG STATISTICS

  • Accidents: 4,158
  • Deaths: 626
  • Injuries: 2,613
  • Property Damage: $42 million
  • Alcohol use is the largest known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents, the leading factor in 17% of deaths.
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CONTACTING A FLORIDA BOAT ACCIDENT LAWYER

If you believe that your injuries were caused by the negligent, careless, or even illegal actions of another, then you need to contact a Jacksonville or Fort Myers boating accident attorney at Robert J. Slama P.A. to discuss your case. Our firm will inform you of your rights, and provide you with information as to the best legal recourse. During your free initial consultation, we can evaluate your case to determine whether or not you are entitled to a personal injury claim. If you are, our firm can pursue maximum financial compensation for expenses such as medical treatment, rehabilitative care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

CALL US TODAY TO REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION

To speak with an attorney, send us some details about your case or call us at (904) 296-1050.