Boat Accident, Jet Ski Accident, and Maritime Lawyer in Sarasota and Bradenton
Skilled Injury Attorneys Representing Passengers and Crew Injured at Sea
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, boating accidents were the cause of 3,474 injuries, 710 deaths, and $43,670,424 in property damage during 2005. Many of these accidents were the result of driver inattention, negligence, or inexperience. When this lack of safety results in tragic consequences for innocent people, victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
With experience in boat and jet ski accident litigation, each maritime lawyer at our Sarasota area firm of Heintz & Becker can help victims and their families recoup expenses for lost medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our personal injury lawyers have over 25 years of experience serving Florida's boating accident victims. We handle claims involving catastrophic personal injury (including traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury) and wrongful death.
We have obtained many significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of our past clients and can help you too. To schedule a free boat accident, jet ski accident, or maritime law consultation, contact an injury lawyer at our Sarasota area practice in Bradenton. We can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
Boat or Jet Ski Accident
According to the Coast Guard, Florida has more registered watercrafts than any other state. As a result, the state also has a high number of boating accidents. When someone operating a boat injures or kills someone else through negligence, the consequences for the victim and the victim's family can be devastating. At Heintz & Becker, a boat or jet ski accident lawyer can help victims hold reckless parties accountable for their actions.
The most common types of preventable boating accidents are:
- Sinking, grounding, capsizing, and flooding accidents
- Collisions with other vessels or objects (possibly submerged)
- Slip and fall accidents
- Passenger ejections
- Waterskiing or towable device (including tube) accidents
- Fires or explosions
- Carbon monoxide exposure
- Accidents in which a person is struck by a vessel, a propeller, a propulsion unit, or steering machinery
- Swimming accidents
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your claim, if your injury is the result of another person's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your boat or jet ski accident. Contact a maritime lawyer at Heintz & Becker's Sarasota area office in Bradenton, Florida today and schedule a free consultation. We will advise you of your legal options and protect your rights.
Maritime law is a distinct, complex area of law that applies to issues and offenses encountered at sea. Also known as admiralty law, this body of regulations falls under a specific domain of federal law, created through Article III of the Constitution. Because maritime affairs are governed exclusively by the federal branch, states must apply federal laws to all maritime matters.
The Jones Act is a federal statute that allows an injured maritime employee, including cruise ship employees, oil rig workers, and others, to sue his or her employer for any damages that the employee suffers as a result of an injury. The recovery can include money for pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of wages and fringe benefits, and any other damages that you have suffered.
At Heintz & Becker, our maritime lawyers have been representing injured seamen and maritime workers throughout Florida for more than 25 years. Our maritime attorneys work with experts in all fields, including Coast Guard regulations, marine safety and industry standards, marine engineering and vessel navigation.
You only have one chance to have your Jones Act or maritime claim handled properly; trust your case to attorneys who handle such claims. To schedule a consultation to discuss injuries sustained during a boat or jet ski accident, contact a maritime lawyer at our Sarasota area office in Bradenton, Florida today.
Contact a Boat Accident, Jet Ski Accident, and Maritime Injury Lawyer
To discuss possible litigation surrounding a jet ski or boat accident, contact a maritime lawyer at the Sarasota area law firm of Heintz & Becker in Bradenton today and schedule a free consultation. We have obtained many significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of our past clients and can help you too.