Fort Lauderdale Boating Accident Attorney
Florida has more registered boat owners than any other state. Unfortunately, Florida also leads the United States in the number of serious boating accidents that occur each year. If you have been seriously injured in a collision with another vessel or any other accident on the water, you need to take appropriate action to protect your legal rights, and it is important that you speak with a Fort Lauderdale boating accident attorney promptly.
We Handle Boating Accident Claims Throughout South Florida
Based in Fort Lauderdale, our law firm handles boating accident claims throughout South Florida. While these cases frequently involve claims against negligent boat operators’ insurance companies, there are a number of other potential grounds for seeking compensation as well. Since boating accident claims can involve aspects of both Florida law and federal maritime law, they tend to be particularly complex; and, as a result, it is important that victims choose lawyers who have particular experience handling boating accidents in Florida’s inland and coastal waters.
At Maus Law Firm, our attorneys bring decades of experience to helping injured boaters and their families recover just compensation. We handle cases involving all types of accidents, including:
- Collisions with other boats
- WaveRunner, Sea-Doo and other jet ski accidents
- Scuba diving and snorkeling accidents
- Parasailing accidents
- Kite surfing and wind surfing accidents
- Water skiing and tubing accidents
- Accidents involving boating under the influence of alcohol
Along with boating under the influence, various other forms of negligence are commonly responsible for boating accidents as well. Unfortunately, far too many people take boats out onto the water without the training and experience they need to operate their vessels safely. Operator inexperience is a major factor; and, in many cases, inexperienced operators will do the exact opposite of what they are supposed to do when faced with a potentially-dangerous situation. However, Florida law makes clear that ignorance is not an excuse. If you have been injured in any type of boating accident involving any form of operator negligence, we encourage you to schedule a free initial consultation right away.
What Should You Do After a Boating Accident in South Florida?
If you have been seriously injured (or your spouse or child has been seriously injured) in a boating accident in South Florida, what steps do you need to take in order to protect your legal rights? As soon as possible, you should:
- Seek a medical diagnosis and follow your doctor’s treatment recommendations (or seek a second opinion, if desired);
- Report the accident to your boat insurance company;
- Be sure to keep any photos, insurance information, and other records you have from the accident;
- Write down a detailed account of everything you remember about the accident; and,
- Speak with a Fort Lauderdale boating accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Request a Free Initial Consultation with a Fort Lauderdale Boating Accident Attorney from the Maus Law Firm
For more information about how we can make sure you receive just compensation for your boating accident injuries, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. To request an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale boating accident lawyer at Maus Law Firm, call 855-999-5297 or inquire online now.