Injured In A Boating Crash? Let Us Help.
Our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys can guide you through the recovery after a boating accident injury.
According to a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida leads the nation in registered watercraft vessels, with over 870,000 accounted for in 2014. Unfortunately, because of this, the Sunshine State also leads the nation in boating accidents by a landslide, with nearly 700 unique incidents being reported by recreational vessels in 2014 alone. The risk increases during the summer when school is out and several people come to Florida on vacation.
Common causes of boating accidents include:
- Operator Inattention
- Improper Lookout
- Alcohol and Drug Impairment
- Machine Failure
- Operator Inexperience
- Navigational Rules Violations
- Hazardous Waters
- Inclement Weather
- Excessive Speed
- Force of Waves/Wake
- Careless Passengers
- Operating Tired
Boating accidents can cause serious injury in many situations. Boaters thrown from a boat in an accident may suffer broken bones or accidental drownings. People swimming or scuba diving may be injured if a boater fails to notice them. Boats hitting ramps or other structures on or near a shore can hurt the passengers and others on the shore.
Boating Accident Injury Cases Types That We Handle
There are as many types of boating accidents as there are potential injuries in these situations. Collisions with other boats or structures, capsizing, and hitting people in the water are all unfortunate possible consequence of boat driver negligence. Here are just a few examples of some of the types of boating accidents we assist our clients with:
- Speeding over waves or wakes
- Head-on Accidents
- Collisions with Bridges
- Canal Bank Impacts
- Rear End Collisions
- Intersection Accidents
- Marina Parking Accidents
- Docking Accidents
- Capsizing Accidents
Common Boating Accident Injuries
Investigating a boating accident requires an individual approach to each situation. At the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., our team is dedicated to uncovering all aspects of a boating accident from the physical evidence, Coast Guard report, etc. Possible injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Bruises, Cuts and Scrapes
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Muscle Sprains
- Fractures and Broken Bones
- Jaw, Chest, Rib, and Pelvic Damage
- Crushed Trachea/Larynx
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Broken Neck
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Severe Burns
- Permanent Sensory Deprivation
(Vision, Hearing, etc)
- Fatalities (i.e. Wrongful Death)
The boating accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will take the time to investigate the details of your case and work alongside you to determine the most advantageous legal strategy to pursue to obtain the most compensation possible for your injuries.
Liability & Damage Recovery
It is the responsibility of any boat operator to proceed responsibly, so that they do not endanger others. If that duty is ignored, people can be harmed due to the negligent conduct of the boat operator. The boat operator is then liable for bodily injuries or deaths that take place as a result of their negligence.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a boating accident, the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. may be able to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Boating accident compensation may include:
- Hospital & Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Boat Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- Cost of Future Care
- Property Damage
Don’t rely on the insurance company to inform you. Insurance agents and adjusters work on behalf of the insurance company and are not seeking what is best for their injured clients. It is crucial that you never agree to or accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without first speaking with an experienced West Palm Beach boating accident attorney. Contact GOLDLAW today for a free case evaluation.