Florida Injury Attorneys Pursue Compensation for Victims of Recreational Boating Accidents
Skilled lawyers represent clients in the Winter Haven area injured on the water
Boating and using personal watercraft on the waters of Winter Haven are popular recreational activities for residents and visitors alike. But what began as a pleasurable pastime can turn into a painful experience when negligence leads to accident injuries. The personal injury attorneys at Amy Elizabeth Smith P.A. represent people in the Winter Haven area and throughout Florida hurt in recreational boating accidents. Our attorneys work to get full, fair compensation for victims of negligence who've been injured while on the water.
Proven advocates handle injury claims caused by a range of boating accidents
Boats and personal watercraft, like vehicles that operate on land, can cause serious injuries to operators and passengers when they're involved in accidents. Victims may fall without leaving the vessel, suffering head injuries such as concussions as well as broken bones and lost teeth. Riders can also be crushed between two vessels or between a vessel and some other object. There is also a danger of drowning, especially in cases where the rider has been knocked unconscious.
Boat wrecks are typically caused by weather conditions or human error. Properly trained boaters understand how to safely navigate in all situations, even when there is limited visibility or no visibility due to inclement weather. Following proper procedures for encountering and passing other vessels is essential for preventing crashes. When someone operates a vessel improperly and causes you to suffer an injury, we fight to get you justice.
Experienced litigators stress the importance of boating safety
Safety gear and procedures are essential for any boating activity. From the most experienced fisherman to a vacationer riding a personal watercraft for the first time, anyone can find themselves in dangerous conditions on the water. It is important for all boat owners and operators to carry Coast Guard-approved flotation devices for each person on board. Boaters and personal watercraft riders should also take safety classes, which are required in some states for adults and in nearly all states for minors.
Just as drunk driving is illegal on land, it is also against the law to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol slows a boat operator’s reaction time and leads to accidents. If you have been hurt by a negligent or drunk boater, our firm will press to hold them accountable and seek the compensation you deserve for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact our Florida personal injury firm for a boating accident claim
At Amy Elizabeth Smith P.A., we provide experienced representation to injured boaters throughout Florida. Call us at 863-210-2050 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Winter Haven office.