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Located right by Lake Dora, Tavares can be a dream come true for boating enthusiasts. The area provides a variety of options for having a lovely day on the water. But in an instant, a pleasant boating trip can end in injury, thanks to someone else’s negligence.
Morgan & Morgan understands how stressful and difficult injuries caused by boating accidents can be, and our maritime and boating accident attorneys are dedicated to helping victims get back on their feet and receive compensation for what they have been through. With us by your side through the process, you would have someone next to you who understands the many details of boating accident cases that can help move your case in your favor.
In the process, we’ve helped numerous clients across the country receive compensation, providing much-needed help in the aftermath of their injury. This includes compensation for medical bills, physical pain, emotional suffering, and lost wages.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a boating accident in Tavares? In Florida, personal injury lawsuits have a statute of limitations of around 4 years, so contact our Tavares office as soon as you can by filling out our free case evaluation.
What Does a Boating Accident Attorney Do?
With 20 offices in Florida alone, Morgan & Morgan is ensconced in Florida law, so our boating accident attorneys have expert knowledge and understanding of local vessel safety laws. With this understanding, we can get to work on proving that you were the victim of someone else’s negligence, causing your boating accident and subsequent injury.
Our boating accident attorneys have an incredibly thorough process for building your case and collecting evidence suited to your specific situation. This often involves investigating and photographing the scene of the accident, as well as questioning any eyewitnesses. We may go through your medical records, or even the other party’s driving record with their vessel.
With all this and more, we can efficiently build a compelling case for our clients to present to a judge. Should the defendant’s attorneys and insurance bring a settlement offer, our attorneys are skilled negotiators who can determine what the appropriate amount is, and negotiate if their offer doesn’t match it. Our attorneys are also skilled trial lawyers - if negotiations stall, we’re willing to take your case to a jury.
Claims Our Boating Attorneys Handle
We are well-equipped to take on a wide variety of boating accident cases, which involve someone else’s negligence or recklessness.
These acts of negligence can include:
- Operating at too high a speed;
- Going too fast while hitting a large wave or wake;
- Not carrying proper safety equipment on board;
- Operating your vessel during inclement weather;
- Overcrowding the vessel;
- Colliding into another boat or fixed object; and
- Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
In addition to these cases, our attorneys are also well-versed in maritime law. That means we also accept cases relating to the Jones Act, which states that seamen injured on the job are entitled to immediate medical attention and treatment. Those hurt on the job while a vessel was in navigation may be entitled to compensation.
Jet Ski Accidents
Our attorneys, in addition to handling boating accident cases, also accept jet ski accident lawsuits. Though many jet ski accidents are caused by the same forms of negligence seen above in boating accident claims, the injury risk is much greater for those on jet skis considering how much more exposed they are.
A negligent jet ski operator could potentially be at fault, but in other cases, defective jet ski equipment has been at fault. In cases like that, you may be able to file a claim against a negligent rental company or manufacturer.
It’s important to have experienced attorneys like ours by your side for a jet ski accident claim, as they can be more complicated than even a boating accident claim. Signed waivers can result in limited liability, and having a Morgan & Morgan attorney understand what to do in those situations is extremely helpful.
Contact Us About Your Case
Don’t hesitate to contact Morgan & Morgan for more information, and to help determine whether you have a boating accident case. To learn more, fill out our free, no-obligation case review form.