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Boating Accidents

boating accidentAccording to the United States Coast Guard, there were 5705 recreational boat accidents in 2003, 703 fatalities resulting from boating accidents, and 3888 injuries resulting from watercraft accidents. That same year, more than 10,984 vessels were involved in collisions and accidents across the country. While many people turn to watercraft such as jet skis, privately owned vessels, commercial boats, and other watercraft in order to transport goods or order to enjoy some time on the water, boating accidents can make excursions out to lakes or oceans deadly. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident or if you have lost a loved one in a boating collision, contact Flaxman Law Group, a South Florida Boating Accident Law Firm. We have successfully represented boating accident survivors and victims' families and have helped them get the assistance and the help they needed in order to recover from the accident.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of boating accidents are entirely preventable. Many collisions and accidents involving personal watercraft and other vessels are caused by negligence, intoxication, equipment failure, inadequate training, or weather and water conditions. The inexperience or the errors of the person operating the vessel also cause collisions. Under Florida law, boating operators and boat owners must display a great deal of responsibility and care in order to insure that swimmers, other boats, boat passengers, and others are not injured killed or hurt.

If you have been injured or if you lost a loved one due to boating collision or an accident, call our experienced and qualified South Florida attorneys today. Our Florida personal injury lawyers will help you understand your legal options can discuss your specific case, so that you know what to expect. We can also work with insurance companies and others who were involved in your particular situation. This can ensure that you get excellent care and medical attention quickly and effectively.

Flaxman Law Group have extensive experience in handling boating accident cases. We were able to help a boating accident survivor get a $1.2 million dollar verdict in a boating collision case. In that situation, the accident victim had been sailing his small sailboat in Biscayne Bay when he suffered a fractured pelvis after a power boat rammed into his craft. If you have been injured or a lost loved one in a boating collision, Flaxman Law Group may also be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. With correct legal help, you may be able to get assistance with paying for your medical bills, paying for the reparation or replacement of your boat, and paying for any pain and suffering you have sustained as a result of your accident.

We work on a contingency basis — this means that you do not pay unless and until we either win your case or settle out of court. Plus, we are willing to offer a free, no obligation consultation so that you can ask any questions and get a real advice upfront. Simply contact us online or call us at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog - Boating Accidents