From 2015-2019, more boat accidents occurred in Florida than in any other state, and if you’ve been hurt in such an accident, you should speak with an experienced Broward County boat accident lawyer as soon as you can. Contact The Finizio Law Group, P.A. today to learn more about how we can assist you.
Do I Need a Broward County Boat Accident Lawyer?
After sustaining an injury in an accident, it is important that you get the right legal team on your side. You can depend on an experienced Broward County personal injury attorney here at our firm to fight for you. We have the knowledge and resources needed to present your case as effectively as possible.
Common Causes of Boat Accidents
Boat accidents are far from uncommon here in Florida. Unfortunately, oftentimes, they are the result of negligence. Some of the most common types of boat negligence that our firm sees are as follows:
- Failing to have proper safety equipment onboard, such as flares or life vests
- Failing to inspect the boat before taking it out on the water
- Boating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Boating at excessive speeds
- Failing to observe surroundings, leading to crashes with fixed objects or other boats
- Unsafe docking
Documenting a Boat Accident
After sustaining an injury in a boat accident, if you can, you should try to document how the accident happened and who caused it. If you were injured as a passenger, you should call the police and seek immediate medical treatment, take pictures of the accident and its aftermath, ask other passengers for their contact information if you don’t have it already, and do everything else in your power to document the crash.
After you are taken to a hospital and your injuries are treated, you should speak with an experienced Broward County boat accident lawyer who can work to gather all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.
Statute of Limitations in Florida
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years. Waiting longer than four years will permanently bar you from suing. Our legal team has successfully fought on behalf of countless individuals for years, and we are prepared to fight for you as well. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can assist you.
Contact a Broward County Boat Accident Lawyer
Boat accident victims throughout the state of Florida can depend on The Finizio Law Group, P.A. to help them in their time of need. An accident can derail your life; we are here to do everything in our power to prevent that from happening. Our firm is on your side. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our competent legal team.