Fun in the sun and days on the water are a way of life for South Florida residents, and it is unfortunate that tragic boating accidents happen, too. Serious injuries and even fatalities can result from unsafe or negligent boating trips.
Unfortunately, most of these boating accidents could be prevented. When accidents occur, it is usually because the operator of the vessel was not paying attention, was acting recklessly or moving at an unsafe speed. Additionally, alcohol can play a factor in boating accidents, as can a lack of education or experience in operating the vessel. Regardless of the cause, if you or a loved one has been injured in a boat accident, a West Palm Beach boat accident lawyer is available to assist in recovering compensation for your damages and ensuring that you have an advocate by your side throughout the entirety of the legal process. To learn more or begin working on your lawsuit, consult with an injury attorney in Palm Beach Gardens today.
Maritime Accident Information
Almost 5,500 boating accidents were reported to the United States Coast Guard in 2006, and more than 700 of those accidents included fatalities. The accidents are not limited to the average boat but also include jet skis, wave runners, and other recreational vessels. And just as with our nation’s roadways, our waterways are becoming more congested, increasing the risk of a boating accident.
Our law firm has the experience to litigate boating accident cases. Our West Palm Beach boat accident attorneys represent people who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries in boating accidents, as well as those who have lost family members in accidents that ended in a fatality.
Domnick Cunningham & Whalen West Palm Beach maritime attorneys are familiar with the intricacies of maritime law, and this aids us in determining who is responsible. Our Palm Beach Gardens boat accident lawyers work with maritime experts and accident recreation specialists to determine the cause of the accident, whether it was a mechanical problem (which can mean a product liability claim against the manufacturer), or operator error (which can mean negligence).
Steps to Take if Injured
If you have a case, we will represent you to the utmost of our ability and commit ourselves to the effort of achieving a successful resolution. We do not charge you any fees until and unless there is compensation via a settlement or verdict on your case, and we advance all costs and expenses. Our highly skilled and experienced West Palm Beach boat accident attorneys have a history of helping achieve exceptional results.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, please contact one of our Palm Beach Gardens boat accident attorneys. If you were a victim of wrongdoing or negligence that contributed to the injury, we will defend your rights and stand up to the responsible party on your behalf.