Boating Accidents Cases

Florida is one of the boating capitals of the world. With its expanse of water and temperate climate, thousands of Floridians and visitors to the state head out on the water each day. While boating in Florida is generally fun and stress-free, at times, serious accidents can occur. At Greenberg Stone & Urbano, our Miami personal injury attorneys offer experienced assistance to those injured in boating accidents across South Florida.

Boating accidents can occur due to the inexperience of boaters, drinking while boating, defective boat parts and more. We understand the serious injuries and property damage that can stem from a boating accident. These accidents can additionally be hard to litigate and will require the help of a skilled firm. Our personal injury law firm provides over 130 years of collective experience, providing injured boaters with the dedicated representation they need to obtain the best possible outcome.

Representing Clients Injured In A Wide Array Of Water Activities

Our Miami personal injury lawyers at Greenberg Stone & Urbano assist clients injured in a wide variety of water activities, including:

  • Personal watercrafts
  • Sailboats
  • Yachts
  • Center console and other pleasure boats
  • Airboats
  • Commercial vessels
  • Inflatable boats
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaks, paddleboards and canoes

Boating Accident Lawsuits

If you are injured in a boating or other water activity-related accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation from the party responsible for the accident. You must establish that the other boater or party involved in the accident acted in a negligent manner. This could include failing to follow boating regulations, operating a boat while intoxicated, speeding, operating a boat without a license or sufficient experience, and more. Your boat accident attorney will help you to assess the facts of the case and determine whether you may have a viable boating accident lawsuit.

Notable Case Example

One of our notable boating accident cases involved a 34-year-old from Curacao who suffered a serious injury while traveling aboard a privately owned pleasure craft in Miami. The client was aboard the 28-foot ship while it was captained by the defendant. The captain attempted to enter the Atlantic Ocean in choppy seas. He suddenly and without warning accelerated rapidly and slammed into a wave, knocking our client backward onto the deck. The fall caused our client to suffer a fracture to his spine. He had to endure emergency surgery and extensive ongoing medical care. This case was hotly contested and our firm managed to obtain a substantial settlement for our injured client.

This is just one example of the impressive results we have achieved for previous clients and the outstanding results we will strive to likewise obtain for you. The ultimate success of your boat accident case will depend upon numerous factors, including the extent of your injuries and circumstances surrounding the accident. Our firm vows to zealously strive to see that you mount the strongest case possible so that you can receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact The Miami Personal Injury Attorneys At Greenberg Stone & Urbano Today To Schedule Your Free Consultation!

If you have been injured in a boating accident or any other type of accident involving negligence, contact the Miami personal injury attorneys at Greenberg Stone & Urbano. We have over 130 years of collective experience representing accident victims in Miami and across South Florida. We offer the dedication and knowledge you need to achieve the best possible outcome. Our firm received an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell* and is ranked as a top firm in South Florida by the Miami Herald. Allow our skilled attorneys to provide you with top-notch legal services in the South Florida area. Call us at 888-499-9700 or 786-408-8973 or you can visit our website to schedule your free consultation.

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