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Miami Boating Accidents

Recreational watersports and boating can be enjoyable and fun, but when accidents happen, those taking part in such activities can experience serious injuries. Being injured in a boating accident or watersport can result in substantial medical bills, missed time at work, and even life-altering and long-lasting disabilities. That said, getting the compensation to which you are entitled for your injuries and related damages requires the effective application of the appropriate maritime and local laws to achieve the best outcome possible. 

Each Miami boating accident lawyer at Brais Law has years of experience and is prepared to put that experience toward handling maritime injury claims on their clients’ behalf and getting what they deserve. Below, we provide a brief look into the issues surrounding Miami boating and watersports injuries and discuss how we can help you resolve your related legal issues. 

Operating a Vessel with Willful Disregard for the Safety of People, Watersport Participants or Property is Illegal

Laws outlined by the Florida Wildlife Commission detail that it is illegal to operate a vessel in such a way that demonstrates a willful disregard for the safety of persons or property. Doing so results in the operator receiving a citation for reckless operation (which is a first-degree misdemeanor). 

All operators of vessels in Florida are required to: 

  • Operate vessels in a reasonable and prudent manner concerning other vessel traffic 
  • Follow all posted restrictions 
  • Heed the presence of a divers-down flag and other circumstances that could endanger people engaging in activities outside of vessels or property 

When individuals are outside of boating vessels and property in the water, whether they are diving, swimming, or engaging in water sports, boat operators are required to pay attention and avoid taking risks that could lead to harm. If you have been injured due to a boat operator’s negligence, you have the right to file a claim with their insurance company to collect compensation for the costs and damages associated with your injuries. 

A Miami Boating Accident Lawyer Uses Evidence to Prove Liability to Win Your Case 

Accident victims can only get compensation once it is proven through evidence that another party or entity was the cause of the accident that led to their injuries. Liability depends on the application of a legal concept known as negligence. When a party violates a law, they have engaged in reckless or negligent behavior, and your attorney can use this as evidence to support an efficient and maximized outcome in your case. 

Your Initial Consult is Free and We Only Get Paid if We Win 

When you have been injured in a boating or watersport accident, simply trying to recover from your injuries and deal with their impact on your everyday life as you do your best to recover is difficult enough. Gathering evidence, drafting a claim, identifying the responsible insurance company, proving who the liable party is, and submitting and negotiating your claim can be especially difficult when you are trying to heal from your injuries. This is where the value of your Miami boating accident lawyer comes into play, and we cost you nothing out-of-pocket. 

We will review the facts and circumstances of your boating or watersport injury during your initial free consultation to determine if you have a viable case. It is helpful for you to bring as much information and evidence concerning the accident, your medical treatment, property damage, and missed work to the meeting. Upon review of the details, we will determine the best plan for successfully obtaining an appropriate outcome. If we take your case, we only get paid out of a portion of the earnings we produce for you, if we win. You’ll never pay anything out of pocket and nothing upfront for your consultation. 

Speak to a Miami Boating Accident Lawyer Today

The time to contact a lawyer is as soon as you can after receiving any emergency medical care from your injuries. We’ll take over the process of gathering evidence, determining liability, drafting and submitting your claim, and achieving the best possible outcome, whether in or out of court. 

Injured in a boating accident or while taking part in watersports in Miami? Reach out to our Florida office by giving us a call at (305) 416-2901, or visit our site to schedule your free initial consultation to learn how we can help on your case.

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