Due to the varying federal, international and Florida state maritime laws, building a case for a boating accident can be a complex process. Fortunately, our legal team of Miami boating accident lawyers at Goldberg & Rosen have decades of experience handling claims involving boating accidents. With an extensive understanding of the laws involved, we can make sure you’re fully compensated for any medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages you may have experienced.
How our attorneys can help.
At Goldberg & Rosen in Florida, our team of among the best boating accident attorneys Miami has to offer will work with you every step of the way, offering the expert legal guidance you need to win your lawsuit. We will take care of all legal matters that relate to your claim, including:
- Determining the economic and non-economic compensation you’re entitled to.
- Identifying which individual(s) and parties should be held liable for your injuries, losses and damages.
- The legal strategy that is most likely to ensure the successful recovery of your damages.
In addition, we will launch a full investigation to help us develop a successful and well-prepared case on your behalf. From digitally recreating the scene of the accident and interviewing expert witnesses, to focus-grouping your case and performing extensive research into applicable laws, case laws and similar accidents in the area, we will be completely committed to helping you win your case. As such, we will not rest until we have developed and presented the most persuasive argument possible, and ensured you receive fair and just compensation for your damages.
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Types of boating accident lawsuits
The direction of your case, as well as the compensation you’re entitled to, will depend on your boating accident lawsuit. Here are the four most common types:
If the operator of the boat acted in a thoughtless and/or careless manner that caused injury, death or harm to another individual, they may be held liable in a negligence lawsuit. Common examples of negligent behavior among boating accidents include:
- Operating the boat in dangerous weather, causing injury to those onboard.
- Operating the boat at an excessively high speed.
- Hitting a large wave or wake at an excessively high speed.
- Failure to have safety equipment on board.
- Colliding with another boat or object in the water.
- Failure to abide by FFWCC rules.
- Operating an overcrowded or overloaded boat.
Boating under the influence
In the state of Florida, it is illegal to operate a vessel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If the other party involved was under the influence at the time of the accident, you likely have a strong case for a lawsuit. In addition, the responsible party may also face fines and jail time for their actions.
In the state of Florida, individuals must operate their boats “in a reasonable and prudent manner with regard for other vessel traffic, posted restrictions, the presence of a divers-down flag and other circumstances.” If the other party failed to abide by these regulations, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
Maritime workers who suffer injuries due to the negligence of their employer, the insurance company or a third party may be entitled to seek compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering and more.