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Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Accidents

SnorkelingHundreds of people are injured in Scuba diving & snorkeling 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 snorkelers and divers of all types, both recreational and professional, in the event of an accident causing injury, near drowning or death. The lawyers at the law firm of Brais Law Firm with offices in Miami, Florida, Boston, Massachusetts and Houston, Texas are here to help.

Unfortunately, the nature of scuba diving & snorkeling 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 and snorkelers, 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 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 have experienced attorneys familiar with handling numerous types of scuba diving & snorkeling 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 or snorkeling accident, you may be entitled to payment for your medical bills, future medical expenses, lost income as well as pain and suffering.

The attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm have 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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Client Reviews
After my accident I contacted them right away. I was able to see them the same day and was kept in contact throughout the process. Everyone in the office was very accommodating, polite and professional. I highly recommend Brais Law and think very highly of their lead attorneys. They helped me WIN my case, and I am forever grateful. They went above and beyond to assist me. Thank you all so very much. H.S.
The entire law firm of Brais Law were extremely helpful in handling my snorkeling accident. The firm takes customer service to a new level, not only being readily available, but courteous, respectful, sympathetic, and empathetic. The firm, especially Keith and Karla, were always quick to return calls, offer updates, and provide guidance and information. There is no comparison when it comes to firms. If you need legal advice or representation, especially concerning maritime events, contact Keith and his crew first and save yourself a lot of time and heartache! J.C.
I was looking to refer a client injured on a cruise ship and had the pleasure of speaking to Keith. Keith was extremely helpful and he took time out of his day to provide some guidance. If you're looking for a Admiralty & Maritime /Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida, I would highly recommend Brais Law Firm! T.C.