Florida Boating Accident Attorneys
Brevard County Boat Accident Lawyers Stand By You
With thousands of miles of coastlines and numerous lakes and rivers throughout Florida, it is no wonder that our state ranks number one in the nation for recreational boating. Brevard County alone is home to 230 miles of coast touching the Atlantic.
With so many residents enjoying the water year-round and the tourism industry that flourishes in our area as a result, it is important that all Brevard County residents know what steps to take in the event of an accident. In 2013, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission estimated 736 boating accidents occurred that year alone, and the number has only continued to rise as boating activities have gained popularity.
With over 75 years of collective experience serving Melbourne and the surrounding areas, our Brevard County injury lawyers at Henderson & Futchko, P.A. have represented over 4,000 clients. Let us stand by your side in the aftermath of a serious boating accident. Call today to get started.
Can You Recover Compensation For a Boating Accident?
There are numerous factors that contribute to boating accidents, including inexperienced operation of the water vehicle, careless vehicle operation, boating under the influence of alcohol, restricted vision, hazardous waters, and equipment failure. No matter what the cause of your injury, no one deserves to suffer an injury caused by another person’s actions. If you have been harmed in an accident on a boat, you deserve to fight back and recover the compensation you are entitled to.
If you have been involved in any of the following boating accidents, our injury attorneys can help:
- Falls overboard
- Collision to vessel or structure
- Onboard fire
- Vessel or passenger disappearance
Many of the causes of boating accidents can be attributed to driver negligence, meaning that the injury that you have suffered is not your fault. Working to recover damages can help cover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, emotional distress, and more.
Put 75+ Years of Combined Experience On Your Side
Similar to the rules of the road that govern how drivers operate their motor vehicles, there are specific and detailed guides to operating a boat. Boat operators that fail to abide by these boating rules can be held liable for any injuries or even wrongful deaths that occur as a result.