Boating Accident Attorney Serving Pasco County and the Nature Coast
Pasco and 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 attorney in Pasco/Hernando County to help you navigate through the claims and compensation process.
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 MAKE SURE 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 if a loved one suffered a fatal injury, please contact Wendy Doyle-Palumbo for a free initial case review.
Compensation for Injuries and Loss from Boating Accidents in Pasco and Hernando County, Florida
Personal injury and boating accident attorneys at the Law firm of Wendy Doyle-Palumbo represents 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.
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
- Fires on-board a vessel that caused burns, injuries or property damage
- Injuries, damage, death or disappearance of a person that occurred by being struck by a boat or propeller
Pasco County, Florida Boating Accident Attorney – 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 call 727-233-2134 today. Getting you the compensation you deserve is just a call away. If you have questions about a boating accident that has occurred on the Gulf Coast or Nature’s Coast in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus feel free to use the form below. For Pinellas boating accidents use the form below or call 727-824-5727.