Boating operators must maintain a safe boating experience for all passengers on board. Unfortunately, not all private or commercial boat operators adhere to this. As a result, accidents occur, causing injuries or fatalities to happen to innocent victims.
If you are injured as a result of a boating accident, then contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. Let a Winter Garden personal injury lawyer advocate for you to help get you a fair settlement and compensation for your damages. Call us to get a free case evaluation with a member of our team.
Causes of Boating Accidents in Florida
According to statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2016, there were 59 fatal boating accidents causing 70 deaths in Florida. In many of the cases, the root cause of the accident was operator negligence or reckless behavior. However, the primary contributing factors to deaths on board included:
- Drunk driving
- Drug use
- Failure to notice other vessels
- Driving in poor weather conditions
- Inexperienced driver
Other accidents may occur due to mechanical failure, which may indicate that a manufacturer or boating company was liable for your injuries. Regardless of who is to blame, our law firm can investigate the accident to determine fault and liability for your damages.
Recoverable Damages in a Boating Accident Case
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can assess all of your losses to determine what damages you can claim after an accident. You may be able to reclaim some or all of the following losses, including:
A boating accident can cause catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical care. You may have to pay out-of-pocket for emergency care, surgical procedures, rehabilitation, doctor visits, or long-term care.
When you are out of work for several weeks during recovery, you may lose a substantial amount of income. Depending on your job, you may be entitled to compensation for wages, bonuses, tips, benefits, or other forms of income.
Disability or Dismemberment
If you were dismembered or disabled due to the accident, we could help you calculated projected lost income. This may include full disability or diminished future earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering refers to how the accident impacted your life over the course of several weeks or months. You may be able to account for the loss of consortium, severe long-term pain, or emotional trauma after the accident.
Although it is impossible to estimate the exact value of your claim, a Winter Garden boating accident lawyer can fight to get you the compensation you are entitled to for your losses.
Get Legal Assistance for Your Boat Accident Today
Are you seeking compensation for your damages after a boat accident? The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is ready to fight for your rights and help with your case. You do not have to go through this difficult time alone. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.
We Can Help.