Orlando Boating Accident Attorneys
From diving in the Keys to skiing a beautiful chain of lakes, lounging on the Gulf’s white sands to surfing the jetties of the east coast, to live and love Florida is to get out on the water. But with inexperienced captains, unknown waters, too many alcoholic drinks or bad weather, the most well-intentioned, fun days on the water can quickly turn catastrophic.
With warm weather nearly year-round, you and your family may be out on the water frequently, leaving you prone to accidents. In Florida, we see more recreational boating accidents than any other state in the U.S., and at The Maher Law Firm, we represent victims who have suffered serious boating accident-related injuries.
Boating accidents can result in many kinds of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Internal injuries
Causes of Boating Accidents
Even the smallest mistakes or errors and it can lead to a very serious boating accident. If you believe that the driver of your boat behaved negligently and it has led to you suffering severe injuries, we are here to help. It is important that you hire a skilled Orlando personal injury lawyer right away after being in an accident. Boating accidents can involve large boats or yachts, smaller sailboats, or personal watercraft like Wave Runners and jet skis.
There are a number of circumstances that can lead to boating accidents, such as:
- Ignoring navigation instructions
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Overloading or overpowering
- Improper loading technique
- Improper seating
- Ignoring the relevant laws
- Starting the boat incorrectly
- Lack of proper look-out onboard
- Ignoring weather warnings
- Operating near people
- Lack of experience
- Lack of caution