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Have you been in a boating accident?

Florida is the boating capital of the country which unfortunately also makes it the state with with the most boating accidents. The first two things you should always do are seek medical attention and hire a lawyer who specializes in boating accidents and will get you the most compensation possible. 

Most common types of boat accidents:

  • Collisions with other vessels

  • Collisions with fixed objects

  • Flooding

  • Falls overboard

  • Grounding

  • Fuel fires or explosions

  • Falls on the boat

  • Capsizing

  • Striking underwater objects

  • Wake damage

  • Sinking

Maritime Law Facts:

Accidents that occurs on a public waterway falls under federal admiralty jurisdiction. This means that the case can, and sometimes must, be brought in Florida’s federal courts, which have different judicial procedures. For this reason is it imperative to have a maritime lawyer who understands which standards to use when petitioning the court for money.