Hundreds of people are injured in scuba diving accidents each year in Florida alone. Being a PADI certified Open Water Diver and a marine engineer, board-certified
maritime attorney Keith Brais with the law firm of Brais Law Firm is in a unique position to help divers of all types, both recreational and professional, in the event of an accident causing injury, near drowning, or death. A scuba diving accident attorney at Brais Law Firm with offices in Miami, Florida, and Boston, Massachusetts is here to help nationwide.
Unfortunately, the nature of scuba diving is such that accidents lead to substantial injuries and many times death. These accidents are often preventable and are a result of poor judgment, faulty or poorly maintained equipment, improper signaling, inadequate training, or inadequate supervision. These types of shoreside excursions are particularly appealing to cruise ship passengers when visiting foreign ports.
To ensure the safety of their scuba divers, dive companies must follow standard policies, procedures, and U.S. Coast Guard regulations. All too often scuba diving and snorkeling companies fail to follow standard procedures and cut corners on safety. In such cases, the law places a heavy burden upon the dive companies by presuming them negligent unless they can prove that their failure to follow such safety procedures in no way contributed to the accident. Brais Law Firm’s scuba diving accident attorneys have the requisite knowledge to identify when dive companies fail to follow safety regulations and the experience to vigorously prosecute such claims.
Brais Law Firm has experienced attorneys familiar with handling numerous types of scuba diving injury/death cases including accidents resulting from:
- Out-of-air emergencies
- Dangerous water conditions
- Inadequate supervision
- Inadequate training
- Boat run over
- Faulty or improperly maintained equipment
- Improper Use of Decompression Tables
- Diver operator negligence
- “Dive buddy” negligence
If you are injured by a scuba diving accident, you may be entitled to payment for your medical bills, future medical expenses, lost income as well as pain and suffering.
A scuba diving accident attorney at the law firm of Brais Law Firm has the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve your needs, and the skill to obtain the compensation you deserve. To reach our lawyers, you may click email the firm, call 800-499-0551 from within the U.S., Skype BraisLaw worldwide, or click Contact Us to select and complete a form for a free evaluation of your case.
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