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Skilled Fort Lauderdale Boating Accident Attorneys Seek Compensation for Victims

Committed Florida legal team pursues personal injury and wrongful death claims

With its vast coastal areas and plentiful inland waterways, Florida sees more boating accidents and injuries annually than any other state. At the law firm of Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, we represent individuals hurt when negligent boat operation leads to collisions, capsizing, fires, falls overboard and other accidents. Our Fort Lauderdale boating accident attorneys help clients obtain compensation for medical bills, lost income and related expenses, as well as for pain and suffering.

Dedicated firm investigates common causes of boating accidents

With the large numbers of locals and tourists who take to Florida’s waterways with varying levels of experience, it is an unfortunate fact that hundreds of people are injured in Florida boating accidents every year. Common causes of boat accidents include:

  • Driver inattention
  • Driver inexperience
  • Distracted driving
  • Alcohol consumption
  • High speed
  • Sharp turns
  • Recklessness or carelessness
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Machinery failure
  • Lack of proper equipment on board

Holding a boat operator or owner accountable for the physical, emotional and financial impacts of an accident can be complicated and challenging. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will create a legal strategy designed to achieve optimal results in your case.

Caring lawyers advise those who sustain serious injuries in boat crashes

Boating is often a high-risk activity and a single misstep can permanently alter a person’s life. Injuries resulting from boat crashes include:

  • Contusions and lacerations
  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Burns
  • Internal injuries
  • Hypothermia
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputations
  • Drowning

After an accident, the operator of a vessel is required to render assistance to any injured person, as long as giving aid does not put the vessel, crew or passengers in serious danger. A person who unlawfully leaves the scene of an accident can be charged with a misdemeanor when property is damaged or with a felony when a person is injured. When a boating accident results in a tragic loss of life, we are able to help loved ones of the deceased to seek justice by bringing a wrongful death claim.

Determined Fort Lauderdale boating accident attorneys aim to prove fault

If you are hurt in a boating accident, you may need to undergo expensive medical procedures and physical therapy. Your injuries may prevent you from returning to work and the emotional distress of your ordeal may be further debilitating. Our attorneys can assess the total damages of your boating accident and work to obtain the compensation you need from the responsible person or organization.

To show that a boat operator or owner is at fault, our legal team will investigate the various factors that may have led to the accident. For example, we will look into whether outside forces were involved, such as the wake from another boat, and whether the operator exercised due care in regard to weather conditions, vehicle navigability and other circumstances. Several defendants may share responsibility for the accident. Our lawyers are well-versed in state and federal maritime laws and are prepared to go to court on your behalf.

Contact experienced Fort Lauderdale boating accident attorneys for a free consultation

The seasoned personal injury lawyers at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida represent individuals who have suffered injuries in boating accidents. Our office takes calls at all hours, seven days a week. To schedule a free initial consultation with a highly qualified attorney, call (954) 463-0585 or contact us online.


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