Florida Boating Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a boating accident, you need a skilled and experienced Florida boating accident lawyer to take care of you and go to bat in your case. Whether your child suffered a concussion in a small yacht crash, or a BUI speed boater slammed into your boat, the Kramer Law Firm can assist.

Speak with an experienced Florida attorney at our firm today.
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Florida Boating Accident Lawyer: Help with Complex Florida Maritime Law Cases

Florida maritime law is nuanced and requires the skills of an experienced boating accident attorney. For instance, different statutes of limitations apply to different types of boating accidents. There are also limitations on venue and jurisdiction depending on the type of boating accident.

Venue defines in what county an action would be filed. If your attorney seeks relief in the wrong county, you could potentially lose your case. There are other possible restrictions that can limit your ability to collect compensation for your injuries. It is critical that you retain a Florida boating accident lawyer who is experienced with the complexities of cases involving maritime law.

Unlike car or truck accidents, boat accidents often leave little to no immediate traces, so the forensic work and investigation is often harder than with an automobile accident. Also, dangerous boating incidents often have few witnesses, and the credibility of their accounts can be difficult to assess objectively. There are no "red light cameras" or police dashboard cameras on the water.

For this reason, many boating cases evolve into ferociously emotional “he said, she said” debates. It is important to have a Florida boating accident lawyer available to simplify this process and to help you get a good result as quickly and easily as possible.

In addition to all the “bad things” that can happen in traffic accidents – e.g. concussions, broken bones, destroyed property, explosions – boat accidents can also lead to drowning and other water injuries, like propeller related injuries.

Negligence plays a big role in many Florida boating accidents. For instance, in your situation, perhaps:

  • A boater purposely entered a restricted area;
  • An unlicensed boater (or boater unfamiliar with a type of watercraft) got behind the helm;
  • The operator exceeded weight restrictions or ignored speed limits or flags;
  • The operator allowed passengers to engage in dangerous behavior, such as sitting on the bow or even hanging off the side;
  • The boater drove under the influence of drugs, alcohol or prescription medications.

After Your Florida Boating Crash: What to Do Now?

If your boat crash led to significant damage to the vessel or other property (more than $2,000 worth of damage) − or if it caused the injury, death, or disappearance of a person − the incident must be reported to local police or to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Regardless of whether proper procedures were followed at the scene of a boating accident, a skilled attorney can get things in order quickly and take whatever steps are necessary to protect your rights.

Contact a Florida Boating Accident Lawyer Who Can Help

If you suffered an injury – or if someone you love got hurt or killed in a boating crash – contact a Florida boating accident attorney at the Kramer Law Firm now. In a free and confidential evaluation of your case, we can give you an assessment of your case and move one step closer to getting you to the best result possible.

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999 Douglas Avenue
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Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
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Orlando, FL 32801
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