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Pasco County, Florida Boating Accident Lawyer

Pasco County, Hernando County, and the West Coast of Florida offer miles of waterways for boaters to enjoy. Unfortunately, a beautifully planned day out on the water all too often ends catastrophically. Boating, jet ski, or sailing accidents can be minor, but can also be significant. Injuries sustained from boating accidents can also be minor, but as in a significant accident, loss of life can occur. With either scenario, you need an experienced boating accident lawyer in Pasco/Hernando County to help you navigate through the claims and compensation process.

Boating Accident Lawyer Serving Pasco County and the Nature Coast

If you are a seasoned boater, you are most likely aware of the dangers that await you on the west coast waterways. Inexperienced operators, alcohol, and drug use, and vessels that are less than safe are just some of what you might encounter on any given day. Severe weather and other factors can also be a recipe for disaster. If you have been in a recent boating accident, it’s crucial that you are examined immediately for injuries that you may have sustained. Similar to injuries sustained in car accidents, frequently people believe that their injuries are minor and avoid a medical examination.

Please ensure you take care of your health first and foremost when you have been in a boating accident. If you have already been treated for your injuries or a loved one suffered a fatal injury, please speak with seasoned Pasco County, Florida injury lawyer Wendy Doyle-Palumbo for a free initial case review.

Types of Boating Accidents and Florida Law

If you’re a boater, you most likely know that Florida does not require much to operate watercraft. Boaters are not required to take boating classes and a good majority of boaters have virtually little to no experience operating or navigating vessels. Neglect in this area often results in some of the worst boating accidents. Further, if you are in a boating accident, it must involve a person’s death, disappearance, suggest a possible death or disappearance, injuries that require medical treatment, OR more than $2,000 in property damages in order for the accident to be “reportable.” Our personal injury lawyers are experienced in representing clients who have been in boating accidents where the following factors have been present:

  • Collisions with other vessels, people, or property where neglect, alcohol, or drugs have been a factor
  • Boating accidents when speeding and excessive speed is a factor
  • Injuries, death, damage, or disappearance from falling overboard
  • Injuries sustained by falls that occurred while on the vessel
  • Injuries or property damage from sinking, capsizing, or running aground
  • Fire on board a vessel that causes burns, injuries, or property damage
  • Injuries, damage, death, or disappearance of a person that occurred by being struck by a boat or propeller

Compensation for Injuries and Loss from Boating Accidents

Boating accident attorneys at the Law firm of Wendy Doyle-Palumbo represent clients who have suffered serious injuries due to accidents on the waterways of the West Coast. The devastating injuries and financial losses can be enormous. Catastrophic life-changing injuries deserve the appropriate compensation so that you can better financially cope with your losses. If you have been in a yachting, boating, water ski, or other watercraft accident and you need a skilled, tenacious personal injury attorney to represent you, contact us for a free initial case review.

Contact a Florida Boating Accident Lawyer for a Free Initial Case Review

If you are unsure if you have a boating accident case, or, if you have been in an accident and need an experienced boating accident attorney to represent your best interests, please contact Wendy Doyle-Palumbo online today.

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