Florida’s location and climate makes it one of the most attractive states for recreational boating in the US. Florida has an abundance of boat owners and boat activities, which also contributes to the state’s high number of boat accidents. In fact, Florida has the most reported boat accidents of any other state in the United States. If you or a loved one have been injured in a boat accident, you may be confused about which laws protect you and what your rights are. Not every boat accident will require the intervention of the law. But, if you have been seriously injured in a boating accident, you should speak to a Miami boat accident lawyer to get more information about your rights and entitlements. Zarzaur Law can help you.
- Zarzaur Law is a personal injury law firm with a team of dedicated trial-tested lawyers representing victims of another person’s wrongdoing.
- The firm is led by Joe Zarzaur, a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist recognized by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
- Our practice is completely dedicated to injury and death cases. We are very selective in the cases we take on so that we can focus on quality, not quantity.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating accident, call Zarzaur Law at (855) 447-3563 or visit our website to schedule your free case review. When you come to Zarzaur Law, we do not want your ability to pay to stand in the way of getting compensation for your damages. We are a pure contingency law firm, which means that you do not have to pay any fees unless we win. Do not wait to take action. Time may be running out in your case.
Common Causes of Boat Accidents in Florida
The most common causes of boating accidents in Florida include:
- Operator inattention
- Operator inexperience
- Machinery or mechanical failure
- Careless or reckless operation
- Drug and alcohol use
- Weather conditions
While a few of the causes of boating accidents are beyond the control of any person, for the most part, boating accidents can be avoided using due care in maintaining and operating a boat.
Types of Injuries Common in Boating Accidents
Boating accidents can range from simple cuts and bruising to more serious injuries. Some of the injuries that can result from boating accidents include:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Head injury
- Back injury
Accountability for Boating Accidents
If you have been injured in a boating accident it is important that any and all parties responsible for the accident are identified. Sometimes, only a thorough accident investigation can reveal the parties responsible for the accident. If the accident was caused by the carelessness or recklessness of the boat operator, they may be held legally liable for your damages. Every boat operator owes a duty of care to others who can be harmed because of the way they maintain or operate the boat. When they fail in their duty either by not maintaining the boat in good working condition or boating recklessly, they can be held financially responsible for any damages they cause to others. On the other hand, if the boat accident was caused by a defective part or mechanical fault, the manufacturer of the defective product may be held responsible under the principle of product liability.
Do You Need a Miami Boat Accident Lawyer?
You may need an experienced Miami boat accident lawyer if you have suffered serious injury or lost a loved one to a boating accident caused by the wrongdoing of another person. Speaking to a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident is the best way to ensure that your interests are protected and you get full and fair compensation for any damages you suffer including future medical expenses, lost wages, and mental anguish.
Dealing with a boating accident can involve complex Federal maritime laws and regulations that are beyond the understanding of some personal injury laws. Make sure that you are speaking with a lawyer who has experience helping other clients with boating accidents.
If you need a skilled and passionate Miami boat accident attorney who knows the law and has experience fighting for victims like you, call Zarzaur Law today.
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