Located in the southwest region of Florida, Sarasota and Venice, including Lido, Siesta and Long Boat Keys, are 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 2016. Over 400 people were injured in these accidents and 70 were killed.
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 in and throughout Sarasota and Venice, including cases involving catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death. These types of cases are often governed by maritime and admiralty laws. Bringing a claim under these complex legal doctrines can be extraordinarily challenging without the assistance of a skilled Sarasota boating accident lawyer.
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, Partner Keith Brais has obtained board certification from the Florida Bar in the field 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 area as seasoned professionals in this highly specialized area of the law.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating or other maritime accident in or around the Sarasota area, the attorneys at Brais Law Firm are prepared to help. When you work with our firm, our legal team will thoroughly investigate your claim and advise you of all legal options that may be available in your case. Whether your accident involved a slip and fall on a boat, ejection from a jet ski or personal watercraft, collision with another vessel, fire or explosion, or any other unfortunate event, we will 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.
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.