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Key West Boating Accidents & Watersport Injuries

Recreational boating and watersports are generally enjoyable activities for most, but they can also be especially risky given the lack of experience of many participants which can lead to accidents and injuries. Florida Statute Chapter 327, Vessel Safety, determines the obligations of individuals involved in boating accidents in the state. Boat operators have a variety of obligations when on the water, one of the most important of which is to operate their watercraft safely, responsibly, attentively, and sober. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and injuries happen. 

If you have been injured in a boating accident or watersport, an experienced Key West boating accident and watersport injuries attorney at Brais Law is available to provide you with a risk-free consultation on your case. If we take your case, we only get paid if we win. 

Boat Operators are Obligated to Provide All Possible Aid and Report Accidents to the Authorities 

When you experience an injury in a boating accident or other watersport due to the operator of another watercraft, under Florida law, they legally cannot leave the scene of the accident until they:

  • Provide all aid possible to any persons injured in the accident, and 
  • Contact the proper authorities, whether it’s the sheriff of the area in which the accident occurred or the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

When an operator fails to complete these obligations, their negligence may result in them being held legally responsible for the accident and all related damages. The damages that you could be entitled to extend beyond immediate emergency room bills and property damage. They can also include lost wages, long-term medical costs, and any impact on your ability to work and support yourself and your family. Working with an experienced Key West boating accident and watersport injury lawyer at Brais Law will help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. 

Connect with a Key West Boating Accident & Watersport Injury Attorney 

As soon as you have received the necessary emergency medical treatment following your boating accident or watersport injury, it is time to reach out to a skilled Key West boating accident and watersport injury attorney. Do not make statements to any insurance company concerning fault in the accident, as their goal is to increase profits by paying you less. With a lawyer from Brais Law on the case, we will take over the entire process, from gathering evidence and drafting your claim to negotiating the best possible settlement with the insurance company and its attorneys. 

If you’ve been in a boating accident or experienced a watersport injury in Key West, give our Florida office a call at (305) 416-2901, or visit our site to schedule your free initial consultation to learn what your options are now.

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