On September 2, 2018, at approximately 12:30PM, a 15-year old boy fell off a 25-foot watercraft and was struck in the head by the boat propeller, thus sustaining fatal injuries. The incident occurred near Kemp Channel in the Florida Keys, close to Stock Island.
According to reports, the boy’s father was operating the […]
Category: Boating Accident Injury & Death
A boating accident nearly claims the life of a South Florida man on Father’s Day. Jonathan Cruz, a father of 3-year-old twins, was attempting to help another person whose boat was stuck on a sandbar near Elliot Key. Cruz was in the water pushing the boat when someone started the engine by mistake. The engine propellers sliced into Cruz, breaking several bones and damaging his colon and spine.
An off-duty firefighter who […]
Our firm has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of a Florida Key’s dive boat crewmember who lost his life. On the night of November 15, 2015, the crewmember was serving as a deck hand aboard a dive boat while seventeen SCUBA divers were participating in a wreck dive. Court papers allege that at the end of the dive profile, four of […]
BBR has been retained by a seafarer who was injured while working as a sous chef aboard the mega yacht Solemates. The seafarer alleges in a Florida lawsuit that she was ordered to lift an overhead hatch that was damaged and ill maintained. Given its condition, the hatch required an extraordinary amount of force to lift. While attempting to open the hatch open as […]
Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers has selected our managing partner Keith Brais as a 2016 inductee into Super Lawyers. This distinct honor is enjoyed by less than 5 percent of all attorneys. What is particularly impressive is that Keith has achieved this impressive credential for eight consecutive years. The objective of Super Lawyers “is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be […]