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Our boat accident lawyers 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, provides several boating opportunities, including airboat tours and wedding cruises, that are popular for 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 Orlando personal injury attorneys are here to help pursue the liable party for their financial recovery.

What are the Most Common Causes of Orlando Boat Accidents?

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 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 life jackets 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 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 waterways or have tragically lost a loved one while they were on a vessel, contact our experienced boat accident lawyers 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, FL?

When negligence is a factor on our roadways, it is often an at-fault driver who is responsible for the crashes, injuries, or fatalities that occur.

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, 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 Auto Accident with Injuries?

Our boat accident attorneys 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 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 today to schedule a free consultation.

Healthcare and Emergency Resources

Our experienced Orlando personal injury attorneys 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, to follow is a list of healthcare facilities and emergency response resources, so you can get the help you need.

Healthcare Resources

Emergency Response Resources

Contact Our Experienced Boat Accident Lawyers for a Free Case Evaluation

If you or someone you love was injured during a boat accident, 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.