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Experienced Boat Accident Attorneys in Tampa, Florida
Our boating accident lawyers in Hillsborough County know that Tampa has dozens of popular waterways for watercraft, fishing, skiing, and spending time with friends and family, including the expansive Tampa Bay, Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island State Park, Egmont Key, and One Tree Island to name a few.
The beautiful water, accompanying wildlife, and natural sandbar formations throughout Tampa Bay draw boaters from around Florida. Just like land attractions bring more vehicle traffic, more boat traffic can lend itself to more collisions, onboard accidents, and water-related injuries.
If you or someone you love was injured on our waterways because of negligence, contact our skilled Tampa boat accident lawyers to discuss your case today.
What are the Most Common Causes of Boat Accidents, Injuries, and Fatalities in Tampa, Florida?
Alcohol use and boating are common combinations. Unfortunately, boat operators often drink and drive, thinking the act is different when they are on the water than when they are on land.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported that 23% of all boat-related fatalities last year involved intoxicated boaters.
The other major causes of Tampa boat accidents include:
- Lack of lifejackets and/or safety gear
- Excessive speed
- Distracted or careless operation
- Operator inexperience
- Obstructed vision
- Navigational errors
- Running aground
- Overloading the vessel
- Sharp turns
- Failing to appoint a proper lookout
- Colliding with objects or other vessels
- Falls overboard
- Capsizing and/or sinking
- Standing or sitting in unauthorized areas
- Force of waves/wake
- Slips and falls aboard the vessel
- Mechanical or equipment failures
- Fires or explosions
- Propeller accidents
- Failing to recognize dangerous weather conditions
- Electrocutions from stray currents
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a boat accident caused by negligence, contact our experienced Tampa, Florida boat accident attorneys to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the responsible party — or a combination of parties — liable for your full financial recovery.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Tampa Boat Accidents, Injuries & Fatalities?
Boat accidents can lead to severe injuries and the potential loss of life due to the delay in getting medical help to the scene where the incident occurred.
Whether it is an actual boat collision, injuries suffered onboard from a slip and fall, or a dangerous propeller incident, it could take emergency responders longer to find the boat, assess the damages, and get the injured person(s) to the hospital for additional medical care.
Sorting through the details of the boat accident after an injury can be complex, simply because there may be multiple parties who share liability.
That may include:
- Boat Owners
- Boat Operators
- Boat Rental/Charter Companies
- Boat Crew Members
- Boat Maintenance Crews
- Boat Manufacturers
Our boat accident lawyers in Tampa will fully investigate the circumstances that led to your injuries or the loss of your loved one, so we can pursue the maximum financial outcome from your personal injury claim. Contact us today to learn more.
Do We Take Other Florida Watercraft Accident, Injury & Fatality Cases?
The United States Coast Guard describes water vessels as more than just boats. We, too, understand that our Florida residents can be injured on dinghies, jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, or while water skiing or tubing.
No matter what type of vessel you were on, boating accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities without notice when negligence is a factor.
If this has happened to you, we want to help you pursue the negligent boater who caused your losses, so you can pursue the financial recovery to need to return to the quality of life you enjoyed before your injuries occurred.
Contact our Tampa, Florida personal injury attorneys today to learn more during a free consultation.
Healthcare and Emergency Resources in Tampa, Florida
Our experienced boat accident attorneys in Tampa, Florida know that negligent boaters can take anyone on our waterways by surprise.
When they are a factor in accidents and injuries on our waterways, to follow is a list of healthcare facilities and emergency response resources, so you can get the help you need.
- Advent Health Emergency and Urgent Care
- BayCare Wound Care
- GuideWell Emergency Doctors
- HCA Florida Tampa Hospital
- Kindred Hospital Bay Area Tampa
- Joseph’s Hospital
- Tampa General Medical Group
- Veterans Affairs Healthcare
Emergency Response Resources
- Air Ambulance Worldwide
- American Medical Response
- Americare Ambulance
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement
- Hillsborough County Fire Rescue
- Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- Jet ICU
- Tampa Fire Rescue
- Tampa Police Department
- Transcare Ambulance Service
- USF Police Department
Contact Our Experienced Boat Accident Lawyers in Tampa, Florida for a Free Case Evaluation Today
If you were injured during a boat accident in Florida or lost a loved one to negligence on our waterways, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Tampa to schedule a free consultation today by calling (727) 308-0358 to learn more about your financial recovery opportunities.
Our clients never pay for our services unless we successfully obtain financial compensation for their injuries. Call us now to learn more.