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Skilled Boat Accident Lawyers in Orlando, Florida
Our boat accident lawyers in Orlando know that with just 8.25 miles of waterways in the city, many people do not think of our tourism-focused location as a boating community.
However, Orange County provides several boating opportunities, including airboat tours and wedding cruises that are popular for Florida residents and visitors alike.
Unfortunately, negligence is just as likely to occur on the water as it is on our roadways. When our residents are injured because of boater negligence, our personal injury attorneys in Florida are here to help pursue the liable party for their financial recovery.
What are the Most Common Causes of Boat Accidents in Orlando Florida?
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported nearly 725 boating accidents throughout the state last year.
There are multiple boating opportunities in the greater-Orlando area including:
- Blue Spring State Park
- Lake Eola
- Lake Louisa State Park
- Moss Park
- Johns River
- Turkey Lake Park
- Wekiwa Springs State Park
Unfortunately, alcohol-impaired driving happens just as frequently on boats as it does on our roadways, which led to 23% of all boat-related fatalities over the same period.
Other common causes of boat accidents in Orlando include:
- Capsizing and/or sinking
- Colliding with objects or other vessels
- Dangerous weather conditions
- Distracted or careless operation
- Electrocutions from stray currents
- Excessive speed
- Failing to appoint a proper lookout
- Falls overboard
- Fires or explosions
- Force of waves/wake
- Lack of lifejackets and/or safety gear
- Mechanical or equipment failures
- Navigational errors
- Obstructed vision
- Operator inexperience
- Overloading the vessel
- Propeller accidents
- Running aground
- Sharp turns
- Slips and falls aboard the vessel
- Standing or sitting in unauthorized areas
Nearly half of the boating deaths reported on our Florida waters, were on open motorboats, kayaks, and personal watercraft, according to the United States Coast Guard.
When boaters survive crashes on our waterways, their injuries are often severe and require long-term medical care, extended time away from work, and additional financial requirements that can overwhelm the injured quickly after the crash.
If you have been injured in an accident anywhere on our Florida waterways or have tragically lost a loved one while they were on a vessel, contact our experienced boat accident lawyers in Orlando today to learn more about your rights and options to hold the negligent party liable for your financial recovery.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Boating Accidents, Injuries & Fatalities in Orlando, Florida?
When negligence is a factor on our Orlando roadways, it is often an at-fault driver who is responsible for the crash, injuries, or fatalities that occurred.
On our waterways that may also be true. However, depending on the cause of the boat crash, several other parties may share some of the liability.
That may include:
- Boat Operators
- Boat Owners
- Boat Rental Companies
- Boat Manufacturers
Each of these potentially liable parties will be investigated by our experienced boat accident attorneys in Orlando, Florida, so no detail is left to chance while we pursue your personal injury claim for the best outcome available for your unique circumstances.
What Type of Compensation Can I Pursue After an Orlando Auto Accident with Injuries?
Our boat accident attorneys in Orlando, Florida assess each of our client’s unique cases based on the circumstances that caused their collision.
That means the value of your case — and the financial recovery we will pursue on your behalf — will be unique to your injuries and calculated by how they have impacted your daily activities and overall quality of life.
That may include pursuing financial compensation for:
- Complete medical expenses, including rehabilitation and therapy, prescriptions, and medical devices
- Long-term and/or at-home medical care for catastrophic injuries
- Current and future lost wages, including diminished working capacity – when applicable
- Partial or full disability
- Property damage costs
Our Orlando boat accident lawyers will thoroughly review your claim to ensure no detail is left to chance in our pursuit of damages, so you are not left paying these exorbitant costs out of pocket.
Contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in Orlando today to schedule a free consultation.
Healthcare and Emergency Resources in Orlando, Florida
Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Orlando, Florida know that negligence on our waterways can take anyone by surprise.
When negligence is a factor in boating, jet ski, kayak, or other water vessel accidents and injuries in Orlando, to follow is a list of healthcare facilities and emergency response resources, so you can get the help you need.
- Advent Health
- Care Spot Urgent Care
- Community Health
- Guide Well Emergency Doctors
- Orlando Health Emergency and Trauma Care
- Osceola Regional Medical Center
- Oviedo Medical Center
- The Medical Concierge
Emergency Response Resources
Contact Our Experienced Boat Accident Lawyers in Florida for a Free Case Evaluation
If you or someone you love was injured during a boat accident in Florida, contact our experienced boat accident attorneys to schedule a free consultation today by calling (407) 813-2727 to learn more about your financial recovery opportunities.