Established in 1886, Fort Myers is the historical and governmental hub of Lee County. Located minutes from the major tourist destinations of Sanibel & Captiva, it is the gateway to Florida’s Southwestern region. Given its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, the Fort Myers, Sanibel & Captiva area offers excellent boating, fishing and diving opportunities. Marinas, resorts and local outfitters provide residents and visitors alike unparalleled opportunities to get out and enjoy the water through cruises and other guided experiences or by renting a kayak, paddleboard, sailboat or other recreational watercraft.
Whether you are a short-term vacationer or year-round resident, there is no doubt that the Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva region is a wonderful place to enjoy all that Florida’s Gulf Coast has to offer. Unfortunately, with more and more people taking advantage of activities on the water, boating, scuba diving, Jet Ski and other maritime accidents are becoming far too common. The careless and reckless actions of others can turn what was to be a wonderful day on the water into a tragedy in an instant. Inexperienced boaters, drinking on the water and improperly maintained or defective equipment are just a few of the factors that can cause serious injuries, including death.
If you or someone in your family has been injured or killed on or near the waters of Fort Myers, Sanibel or Captiva Island, a Fort Myers maritime lawyer at Brais Law Firm can help. Our legal team is comprised of experienced maritime law professionals, including Partner Keith Brais who is board certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in the field of maritime and admiralty law. We represent people who have been injured on inland, coastal and ocean navigable waterways, including recreational boaters, yacht guests, ferry and cruise ship passengers, crew members and dock and harbor workers. These types of accidents involve a myriad of complex laws and are best handled by a team of attorneys with specialized knowledge and expertise.
At Brais Law Firm, we have the knowledge and resources to take on the most complex maritime and personal injury cases. Our lawyers know that these types of accidents can be life changing for both victims and their families. In addition to the pain and suffering that comes with a serious injury, financial struggles can be overwhelming, as medical bills mount and victims are unable to work due to their injuries. Our firm is committed to helping people obtain the financial compensation they need to recover and get through one of the most difficult periods in their life.
If you or someone you care about is struggling in the aftermath of a maritime-related accident, we encourage you to contact our law firm today. Conveniently located in Miami, Florida, our attorneys represent clients across Florida, including the Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva area. Whether your case involves a boating collision, scuba diving accident, or any other type of maritime injury or wrongful death claim, we are prepared to put our 70 years of collective experience to work for you. You can complete our online contact form or call us today at 800-499-0551 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our Fort Myers maritime injury attorneys.