Florida Boat Accident Attorney
Understanding Boat Accidents
In Southern Florida, many people take to the beach and enjoy all the waterfront activities the coast has to offer. With sailboats, motorboats, pontoon boats, skiers, tubers and swimmers, the Florida coastline is constantly teeming with activity. While most people do their best to keep themselves and their passengers safe while boating off the coast of Florida, there are always those individuals who push the limits of safety and put others at risk with their reckless behavior.
The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the top five factors contributing to boating accidents include:
- Operator inattention
- Careless/reckless operation
- Passenger/skier behavior
- Excessive speed
- Alcohol use
Each of these factors is highly preventable if boat operators and passengers would adhere to boating safety rules and remember that their decisions affect the lives of everyone around them. For this reason, those who have been injured in a boating accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence may have legal recourse. An experienced boating accident lawyer in South Florida can help you seek damages from the party responsible for your injuries.
In addition to recreational boating accidents, boating accidents in Southern Florida may also involve large cruise ships or ocean liners. When you or a loved one are involved in such an accident, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a qualified Florida boat accident attorney immediately. There are strict time frames in which boating accident lawsuits must be filed. And the more time your attorney has to prepare your case, the stronger your case will be.
Contact a Florida Boat Accident Attorney
The law offices of Snyder & Gonzalez, PA has been representing the legal needs of Southern Floridians for over 28 years. We know the tremendous amount of stress victims of boating accidents face. Often times, hospital bills and the costs of daily living become overwhelming as individuals miss time from work in order to recover from their injuries. Additionally, families may be grieving the loss of a loved one, in which case they may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Our attorneys are uniquely qualified to handle these often complex cases. Attorney Barry M. Snyder is not only a board certified attorney in civil trial practice, but holds a 100-ton Masters Coastguard license, is a certified SCUBA instructor and has been an ocean beach life guard, swimming instructor and CPR instructor. Attorney Victor Moises Gonzalez is also a certified SCUBA instructor. Our in-depth understanding of the water and the federal laws that regulate waterways enables us to provide our clients with the excellent representation they need to get the compensation they deserve.
Call 305-919-9797 to speak with an experienced South Florida boating accident lawyer today.
We are located in North Miami Beach, near Aventura, Sunny Isles, Hallandale, Hollywood, Miami Lakes, Golden Beach, Opa-Locka, Carol City and Miami Shores and proudly serve clients throughout the state of Florida.