Miami Boating Accident Lawyer
People flock to Florida for the ample opportunities to enjoy seaside paradises and play in the water and sun. Because of the high traffic, boat and watercraft injuries are common. Contact the Miami boating accident lawyers of Leesfield Scolaro if you or a loved one suffered serious injury in the South Florida area.
Our boat and personal watercraft accident attorneys are skilled and experienced in recovering damages for victims of boating-related injuries. We have secured many settlements and awards on behalf of tourists and Florida residents.
Private Boat Accidents
The captain or operator of sailboats, motorboats, or charter fishing boats have absolute responsibility for the safety of those on board. The decision to take a group of friends out in rough seas may result in serious injury when large waves jostle passengers. Collisions with other boats commonly lead to serious injury or death when occupants fall or get tossed overboard. Still other injuries occur when a boat runs into a dock, bridge or other fixed object.
Personal Watercraft Accidents
Built for speed and intended for fun, Jet Skis, Wave Runners and other recreational watercraft are inherently dangerous. The vehicles do not have brakes and cannot be reliably steered when the operator lets go of the throttle. The personal watercraft injury attorneys of Greenberg & Stone, P.A. have handled many jet ski accidents: collisions with other watercraft, passengers thrown off or struck when their PWC flips and lands on top of them, swimmers run over, or operators crashing into obstacles.
Diving and Swimming Accidents
Scuba divers and swimmers are at great peril in crowded waters. Life-threatening injuries and drowning deaths often result when they are struck by boat propellers or run over by watercrafts. Dive flags on the surface are always recommended to alert boaters, but unfortunately these precautions do not always prevent tragic injuries.
Drunk Boating Accidents
If the operator of a boat was intoxicated at the time of a collision or watercraft accident, that person is liable for injuries caused by their gross negligence. In seeking maximum compensation for your losses, our Miami boat accident attorneys will aid prosecutors in holding the drunk boater accountable for criminal charges.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Leesfield Scolaro handles premises liability cases against the owners of docks, marinas, wharfs and boats when slippery surfaces, rotting planks, fueling explosions, or other unsafe conditions or accident cause serious injury.
Compensation in Boating Accidents
Our Miami boat accident attorneys are highly knowledgeable about Florida boating laws, maritime law in international waters, and personal injury litigation relating to inland and seafaring vessels. Victims can recover for medical expenses (including future care required), lost income and future earnings, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment if the injury is permanent and disabling. We also handle wrongful death claims.
Contact our Miami boat accident attorneys to arrange a free consultation. We handle injury claims on a contingency fee - no attorneys' fees unless we prevail in securing compensation. Our entire staff is bilingual.