Florida leads the nation in the number of registered watercraft, which is no surprise since our state offers a spectacular coastline with some of the best boating opportunities in the country. Unfortunately, Florida also leads the nation in the number of boating accidents per year.
Inattentive or inexperienced operators, excessive speed, and alcohol use are leading causes of injuries and death to boat passengers, other boaters, and other individuals using Florida’s waterways. Injuries due to boating and dock accidents can be devastating to the injured victim and to the victim’s family. If you or a loved one suffered injury on the water, please call 941-365-7171 today for a free consultation with the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb.
What Does the Law Say about Boating Accidents?
Accidents involving recreational and commercial boats, including cruise ships, are generally governed by maritime and admiralty law. All ships are required to meet certain safety standards and regulations including requirements that the vessel be seaworthy and operated by a competent captain. Bringing a claim under maritime law can be complex and difficult without the help of an attorney familiar with handling these types of claims.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s carelessness in an accident involving a boat or other recreational vessel in the Gulf, in the Atlantic Ocean, or in Florida’s inland waters, you are entitled to recover monetary damages from the person at fault. Our experienced team will thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident and help you obtain financial compensation from the at-fault party.
The attorneys of Syprett Meshad handle cases involving:
- Private Boats & Personal Watercraft
- Commercial and Charter Boats
- Cruise Ships
- Injuries to Divers
- Drunk Boating
- Marina & Dock Accidents and Slip-and Falls
- Negligently Constructed and Maintained Docks
Free consultation and no attorney’s fees unless you recover compensation for your claim. Please contact Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb online or call 941-365-7171 today. Our team serves clients from Sarasota County, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Venice, or anywhere within the state of Florida.