Miami Boating Accident Attorneys
Seeking Compensation for the Injured
Usually, boating activities end up being blissful, sunny memories that people think about for years. Every once in a while, though, these moments can turn disastrous, leading to catastrophic injuries and deaths.
What do you do when you or a loved one is involved in a boating accident? There are so many variables that could affect your case, which is why you should turn to the experienced Miami boating accident lawyers at Amanda Demanda Law Group for help.
Led by founding attorney and Miami native, Amanda Demanda, we understand the unique challenges you and your family are facing. If someone else was to blame for the accident that caused your injuries or the tragic death of your loved one, we can help you fight for the justice you deserve. We are committed to holding negligent parties accountable for the immense pain and suffering they cause innocent victims.
Get in touch with us today at (305) 998-6953 to schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team. Hablamos español.
Types of Boating Accidents
“Boating accidents” is a phrase used to refer to all types of recreational and occupational watercraft accidents.
This includes but is not limited to:
- Falling overboard
- Propeller accidents
- Run-over accidents
- Slips and falls
These and other types of accidents can and do involve all types of watercraft, including:
- Fishing boats
- Commercial vessels
- Cruise ships
- Pedal boats
- Jet Skis, Sea-Doos, and other personal watercrafts
At Amanda Demanda Law Group, we represent victims of all types of boating accidents involving all types of recreational and commercial vessels. We have a long history of success and are known throughout the area for our aggressive approach to negotiating, litigating, and trying cases.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Boating Accidents?
The majority of boating accidents involve collisions between two or more vessels. This includes boat-to-boat accidents and accidents between a boat and another type of vessel, like a Jet Ski.
Some of the most common causes of boating accidents include:
- Operator inattention or inexperience
- Inattention or distraction
- Mechanical failure
- Excessive speed
- Failure to follow navigational rules
- Boating law violations
- Defective boats, parts, or equipment
- Hazardous waters
- Poor weather conditions
Many boating accidents take place due to a lack of attention or intoxication. An accident can also occur if an operator fails to comply with the state’s boating regulations.
Certain Florida boating laws should always be followed in an attempt to avoid injuries, including:
- Operators of vessels that power to 10hp or higher must take boating safety education classes
- Boat operators must be over 14 years of age
- All children under the age of 6 are required to wear a USCG-approved Type I, II, or III personal floatation device (life jacket)
When someone becomes injured, there may be different parties involved that could have acted negligently or violated those laws. This is why it’s so imperative to get an injury lawyer involved as soon as possible. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation.
Damages Available in Boating Accident Cases
If you were injured in a boating accident, there may be multiple parties that could be held responsible. Depending on who was involved, how many vessels there were at the accident, and who the operators of those vessels were, more than one person could be held accountable for compensating you for your injuries.
The types of compensation that can be recovered will also vary depending on the details of your case. At Amanda Demanda Law Group, our Miami boating accident lawyers fight to maximize your compensation for your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
There are no guarantees in personal injury cases, but contacting an experienced attorney is the best way to increase your chances of recovering compensation for your injuries. Our team can organize your case to prove what really matters in court: who is truly at fault, how your accident could have been avoided, and all of the emotional and financial damages you have suffered as a result of your injuries.
Give us a call at (305) 998-6953 to schedule your free consultation regarding your case today. Let us learn about your case so we can help you understand your legal options.