There are over 30,000 lakes in Florida. Our state is, of course, also bordered by the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean, so it makes sense that there are almost a million registered boats in the Sunshine State.
Recreational boating and fishing are popular pastimes in Florida, but when boaters behave irresponsibly, people may be seriously injured or even die because of it. Sadly, most boating accidents are the result of carelessness or negligence on the part of boat owners or operators, marina owners, state or federal government agencies, and others. People who have been seriously injured on Florida lakes, rivers, or oceans may be entitled to compensation for those injuries, as well as survivors of the decedent – spouse, children – in wrongful death claims, under state or federal maritime law.
At Rand Saltsgaver Law, we have experience representing people who are victims of irresponsible or careless conduct by others while on or near the water. In our decades of experience, we have settled and tried numerous cases, resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars for our clients.
If you’ve been a victim, injured in a boat or watercraft accident, you should be fully compensated for your injuries as provided by law. However, at the beginning, it must be determined who is at fault. There are some cases where the person operating the boat that was involved in the accident is not entirely to blame. A qualified attorney will investigate the boat owner, the boat manufacturer, the mechanics who did maintenance or repair work on it, and anyone else who might have helped cause or contribute, in some way, to the accident, and hold them accountable, if appropriate, for the client’s injuries or damages.
After a water-related accident of any kind, having the right legal team on your side can make all the difference in winning or losing and your financial recovery. You may have sudden and unexpected medical bills and income loss, which creates financial hardship on you, and perhaps dependents or family. During this time, you need to be free to focus on your physical recovery, while the team at Rand Saltsgaver Law concentrates on making you financially whole again. At the Rand Saltsgaver Law Firm, we fight for clients who have suffered serious injuries, or death of loved ones, on or near boats, jet skis, cruise ships, yachts, and marinas.
Call us today to schedule your free consultation with Rand Saltsgaver Law.