Florida Boating Accident Lawyers
Serving Pensacola, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Tampa & Beyond
All along the Gulf Coast, people spend their summers enjoying the beautiful beaches, amazing fishing, and gorgeous coastal waters. Unfortunately, boating accidents are all too common. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida boating accidents resulted in 421 injuries and 67 deaths in 2016. While the overall number of recreational boating fatalities has declined in recent years, the number of personal watercraft-related fatalities continues to increase.
If you were injured or your loved one has been killed in a boating accident in Florida, Michles & Booth can help. We understand the immense impact these accidents have on every aspect of your life, which is why our attorneys are prepared to fully investigate your accident, build a solid case on your behalf, and fight for the full, fair recovery you and your family deserve.
Common Causes of Boating Accidents
Boating and personal watercraft accidents can and do occur in many ways. These accidents lead to devastating injuries, including drowning.
Some of the safety concerns associated with boating and personal watercraft deaths and injuries include counter-intuitive operating characteristics like off-throttle steering, the lack of appropriate operator training, and improper and inadequate warnings.
Accidents can happen in a variety of circumstances, such as:
- Collisions with other boats
- JetSki and WaveRunner accidents
- Scuba diving and snorkeling
- Parasailing accidents
- Kitesurfing and windsurfing
- Waterskiing and tubing accidents
- Boating under the influence of alcoholic beverages
It is critical in a boating accident to determine which laws apply. Depending on where your boating accident occurred, Florida law, Federal Maritime law, or a combination of both could apply. This must be determined as quickly as possible because of the different procedures and statute of limitations that apply to each type of claim.
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At Michles & Booth, our Florida boating accident lawyers understand the challenges you face. While we know that no amount of compensation can ever undo the pain and suffering you have been through, a personal injury or wrongful death claim can provide you with a much-needed sense of justice and allow you the financial ability to seek proper medical treatment, continue paying your bills, and move forward in your recovery.
With offices in Pensacola, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, and Tampa, our firm serves clients throughout Florida. We offer free initial consultations and answer our phone lines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you with your boating accident claim.
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