Boating Accidents In Southwest Florida
As the hot summer days draw thousands of boaters onto our many area waterways, the risk of being involved in a serious boating accident heats up, too. With pleasure craft, personal watercraft, large yachts and commercial vessels all flying over the surf, some at high rates of speed – you have the potential for a crash on area waters. Further, most boating accidents result in significant injuries, and they are often fatal.
If you or a loved one has been in a serious accident, talk with the attorneys of Goldberg Noone Abraham. With decades of experience serving Southwest Florida, clients in a range of motorized vehicle accidents and other personal injury claims, we understand the legal process and how to get you the compensation you need.
One of the main causes of boating crashes boils down to a simple fact: the inattention and/or improper operational skills of the vessel’s driver. Boaters who have not had sufficient boating safety training, a boater who makes a choice to consume alcohol while operating a boat, and the reckless operation of the boat are noted as leading reasons for a crash. Two or more boats can collide with each other, but boats that strike stationary objects cause a larger percentage of injuries. Sadly, Southwest Florida has a large percentage of the state’s accidents.
Your Next Steps
A boating accident can ruin a family’s life in the blink of an eye. Life-long injuries, medical costs and procedures, extensive rehabilitative therapies and very likely an inadequate amount of insurance coverage will mean you will never be able to live as you did before.
Talk with our lawyers. We have dealt with enough insurance companies to know how to get you the compensation you need after suffering a serious injury caused by a boating accident.
We urge you to practice safe boating and responsible operation every time you hit the water for a day of fishing or cruising with family and friends. If you have been the victim of a boating accident injury, Goldberg Noone Abraham can provide a no-obligation consultation to review the specific details of your case and best counsel you on how we will fight for your rights under the law. Contact us at 239-208-3000 in Cape Coral, at 239-461-5508 in Fort Myers or email us.
When you call us, you will be able to speak to a lawyer from our firm. We never charge for initial consultations. In fact, we take all of our injury claims on a contingency-fee-basis, which means our fee is contingent on and based on a percentage of the money we win for you. So, you will not pay any attorney fees until we win your case.