Hollywood Boat Accident Attorney Serving Aventura, Weston, Davie, Sunny Isles Beach & North Miami Beach

Perhaps the most dangerous thing about a boating accident is that it occurs on the water, making drowning and near-drowning related injuries a real possibility. When an individual loses a loved one in a boat accident, or when a person sustains injuries that leave them permanently impaired, knowing where to turn can be very overwhelming. At the Law Offices of Alex T. Barak, P.A., we can help you to understand liability in a boat accident and file a claim to recover the compensation that you deserve, contact our Hollywood boat accident attorney today.

Common Injuries in a Boating Accident

A boating accident can leave a person with very serious injuries. Some of the most common boating accident injuries include:

  • Drowning;
  • Near drowning (leading to a traumatic brain injury);
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Internal injuries;
  • Amputation injuries;
  • Lacerations; and
  • Broken bone injuries.

Many of the injury types above are not permanent in nature, and will heal on their own. Others, however, may require that the victim seek rehabilitation and in-home care for the remainder of their life.

What Are My Rights After Being Involved in a Boat Accident? 

If you are involved in a boating accident that was caused through no fault of your own and by the negligence of  boat operator, you have the legal right to recover compensation for your injuries. You can do this by filing a legal claim directly against the at-fault party. If the at-fault party has boater’s insurance, their insurance party will likely be responsible for paying for your damages.

Understanding Negligence in a Boat Accident 

In order to recover the compensation that you deserve, you will need to prove that the at-fault party acted negligently. Negligence is defined as acting without the proper amount of care. In a boat accident, operating a boat without a boater license, operating a boat while intoxicated, operating a boat while distracted, and speeding are all examples of negligence.

If the at-fault party is found to have acted in a negligent manner, he/she will be held liable for your injuries and other damages, including medical bills, lost wages, physical pain, pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and possibly more.

Work With a Boat Accident Attorney in Florida

There are few things more tragic than accidents involving any type of motor vehicle, boats included. While we sincerely hope that you are never involved in a boating accident, if you are, we want to help you recover the money that you deserve. Practicing law since 1981, Alex T. Barak of the Law Offices of Alex T. Barak, P.A. has the experience that your case deserves. Call our passionate Hollywood boat accident attorney today to set up your free case consultation at (954) 399-7778.

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