The Party Responsible for Your Accident may Owe You Compensation for Your Medical Bills and More
Our accident lawyers can help you seek financial awards from the party responsible for your boating accident. You can pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills – This includes any past and future medical expenses related to your accident, such as emergency treatment, physical therapy, hospital stays, medical equipment, and long-term care services.
- Lost wages – Our attorneys can help you seek back pay lost due to your injuries and recovery. If you suffered a permanent injury that leaves you unable to return to your previous employment or ever work again, you could win awards for your loss of future earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering – Severe injuries, chronic pain, depression, trauma, and anxiety can take a huge toll on your life. We can help you fight for compensation for the physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional suffering.
- Property damages – If your vessel or other personal property was damaged or destroyed, we can help you seek the cost of repairs and replacements.
- Wrongful death – If your loved one died because of a boating accident, you may be eligible to receive damages on their behalf, according to Florida Statutes §768.21. You may also seek compensation for the loss of your family member’s companionship, support, services, and household contributions.
Boaters must Operate their Vessels with Care
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), boaters must operate their vessels with regard to their safety and the safety of others. This includes obeying posted restrictions, being attentive to vessel traffic, and avoiding reckless behaviors.
You may have a case for negligence against a vessel operator. Examples of negligent boating may include:
- Boating while intoxicated (BUI)
- Operating a vessel too fast for water or traffic conditions
- Failure to provide proper flotation devices or other safety equipment
- Failure to observe posted warnings
- Failure to observe divers-down flags
- Failure to obey Federal Navigation Rules
- Failure to complete mandatory education courses (if applicable)
According to Florida Statutes §327.301, you must report boating accidents involving bodily injury, death, disappearance, or property damages of $2,000 or more. You should make the report as soon as possible to the Coral Springs Police Department, the FWC, or the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, if applicable. It is illegal to leave the scene of a boating accident without providing aid to the injured party and alerting the proper authorities.
We Can Help You Make a Case for Negligence
Our boating accident attorneys can help you prove another party’s negligent or reckless behavior led to your injuries and losses. We can help you build a case using all available evidence, including:
- Eyewitness accounts of your accident
- Photographs of your injuries and vessel damages
- Medical records and bills
- Evidence of BUI
- Weather and water conditions at the time of your accident
- Vessel maintenance records
- Proof of a lack of safety equipment
Our Lawyers can Assist with an Insurance Claim or Lawsuit
Florida does not require liability insurance for boaters. However, boat owners can carry optional insurance policies. If available, our attorneys can help you pursue an insurance settlement. We will take care of filing your claim and submitting forms, documents, and evidence. We will communicate with insurers on your behalf, review your settlement offers, and negotiate for the best possible outcome for your case.
If settling your case outside of court is not an option, we can help you pursue compensation through a lawsuit. If your case requires legal action, you have four years to file a case for personal injury, according to Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a). Florida Statute § 95.11(4)(d) allows two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you do not adhere to these time limits, the court may reject your case.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine go the Extra Mile
Since our firm’s founding in 2006, we have helped thousands of clients from Coral Springs and across the state win settlements and verdicts for their personal injuries. We want to help you get the money you need to take care of yourself and your family.
We want to make sure we answer your questions and provide you with case updates regularly. To ensure you are never out of the loop, we will give you your attorney’s direct phone number. We can even help you schedule appointments and fix your vessel. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.
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Contact our Offices for a Free Consultation
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. Our accident attorneys can answer your questions, evaluate your case, and talk to you about your next steps.
Working with our firm will cost you nothing upfront. We take cases on contingency, meaning we do not collect a fee unless we win a settlement or verdict in your favor.
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