With hundreds of thousands of recreational boats and boaters in Florida, accidents are bound to happen.
Skiing accidents happen on Lake Okeechobee. Boaters run into each other in Biscayne Bay. And yacht owners accidentally collide with docks at marinas in Fort Lauderdale.
These accidents are caused by carelessness, alcohol and a variety of other factors. The details of these boating incidents are not always to figure out and can include input from multiple parties including local law enforcement, first responders and attorneys as well as the affected parties.
Whether you caused the accident to occur or whether you were the victim of the boating accident, you’re likely to need an attorney to represent you in the legal process.
If you caused the accident, you will need a legal defense team, one experienced in handling boating accident cases. Your attorney could help minimize legal costs and potential jail time.
If you were the victim of the boating accident, you’ll also need an experienced legal team that can fight for your rights within the legal system. You may also need help with doctor bills, hospital bills and the cost of missed time at work.
In Florida, personal injury suits are almost guaranteed if injuries occur. Because the state requires that negligent boat operators found to be responsible for the injuries of others may be sued to recoup costs, it’s prudent to hire a highly experienced attorney – regardless of which side you’re on.
About Waks & Barnett, P.A.
Based in Miami, Waks & Barnett attorneys work with clients in Florida, throughout the United States and around the world. The firm’s attorneys practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, with a specialization in admiralty and maritime cases.