Venice & Sarasota Boating Accident Lawyers

The sister cities of Sarasota and Venice includes Lido Key, Siesta Key and Longboat Key between them along the southwest coast of Florida. The area is famous worldwide for the quality of their sandy beaches and boating opportunities. Residents and tourists alike can be found enjoying all types of activities on the water, from jet skiing and kayaking to sailboat tours and fishing charters. Unfortunately, accidents on the water are more common than most people would like to think and can result in serious injuries and fatalities. In fact, according to the United States Coast Guard, there were nearly 700 recreational boating accidents reported in Florida in a recent year. Over 400 people were injured in these accidents and 70 were killed.

Put Our Experience and Skill in Maritime Law to Work for You

At Brais Law Firm, we know just how devastating and life-changing a recreational or commercial boating accident can be. Our lawyers handle all types of boating and maritime accident claims including cases involving catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death. Bringing a claim under these complex legal doctrines can be extraordinarily challenging but we are more than equipped to handle any maritime injury case.  Contact an experienced maritime attorney on our team right away.

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Michelle Y. Gurian, maritime injury lawyer

Brais Law Delivers Unparalleled Maritime Accident Case Results in Sarasota, Venice and Beyond

With over 70 years of collective experience trying cases, the attorneys at our firm are well equipped to help people who have been injured in boating, jet skiing, fishing, vessel collisions and other maritime accidents recover the compensation they deserve. Our legal team is familiar with all aspects of maritime law. In fact, founding partner Keith Brais has obtained board certification from the Florida Bar in maritime and admiralty law. We have been handling maritime personal injury and wrongful death cases for more than 26 years and are well recognized in Sarasota and throughout the state of Florida as seasoned professionals in this highly specialized area of the law.

What Kinds of Accidents Does Maritime Law Encompass?

A maritime injury attorney on our team has helped clients get compensation for accidents such as:

  • Slip and fall on a boat
  • Ejection from a jet ski or personal watercraft
  • Collision with another vessel
  • Fire or explosion
  • And other unfortunate events

We work to hold the responsible parties liable for your injuries. In many situations, multiple parties or causes may be responsible for the accident – our firm will pursue all possible sources for recovery so that we can obtain maximum compensation for you.

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FAQs: Maritime Injury Claims in Sarasota and Venice, Florida

What is the Process for Filing a Claim for Boating-Related Injuries?

Do I Need to Return to Sarasota to Handle My Case?

What Sort of Compensation Can I Expect after a Boating Accident?

What is the Process for Filing a Claim for Boating-Related Injuries?

Getting compensation for your injuries includes several basic steps:

  1. Gather all evidence, witness statement, medical reports, etc.
  2. Determining liability based on the evidence
  3. Determining the full damages you suffered from the accident
  4. Submitting a claim based on the above information

Do I Need to Return to Sarasota to Handle My Case?

Even if your boating accident happened while you were visiting Sarasota or Venice, it may be possible for us to appear on your behalf at any hearings or trial dates (should going to trial become necessary). Each case is different.

What Sort of Compensation Can I Expect after a Boating Accident?

The best way to understand what results to expect from your injury claim is to speak with an injury lawyer at our firm in a free initial consultation. Your maritime accident could result in compensation for:

  • All medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future wages
  • Lost earning ability
  • Pain and suffering

Injured in a Recreational or Commercial Boating Accident in Sarasota? Call a Maritime Injury Attorney with Us Today

In many situations, careless and reckless behavior is to blame for serious boating and maritime accidents. At Brais Law Firm, we are determined to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. If you have suffered a boating injury or have been the victim of any other type of maritime accident on or near the waters of Sarasota or Venice, Florida, we encourage you to contact our law offices today. Our law firm offers free, no obligation consultations to accident victims and their families. To speak with a member of our legal team today, call 800-499-0551 or contact us online.

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