The almost endless opportunities for both saltwater and freshwater boating draw millions of people to Florida waterways every year. Whether on coastal waters, bays, channels, rivers, or lakes, boating in Florida is at an all-time high. These boating activities involve everything from enormous yachts to cabin cruisers, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, houseboats, and jet skis. As a result of the growing popularity of boating and water sports, Florida ranks highest in all states for boating accidents. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we’ve seen how costly in terms of money, pain, and suffering such an accident can be. Our professional team has resolved innumerable boating accident cases in Port St. Lucie. We make it our job to provide legal service that you can count on.
The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the top five types of boating accidents include:
The top five causes of these accidents include operator inattention, carelessness or recklessness, passenger or skier behavior, excessive speed, and the use of alcohol onboard by operators and passengers. Boat or personal watercraft operators can be negligent as seen by several of the known causes of accidents. When you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to any of these careless behaviors, you may be entitled to rightful compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages or income, pain, suffering, and more.
After a boating accident in which you have sustained injuries or a loved one has perished, you will need to file an injury or wrongful death claim in which you will generally have to deal with an insurance company. By calling Steinger, Iscoe & Greene first, you can let us handle the details and complications of such a claim. Your claim will be handled by a legal professional who knows exactly what to do and how to do it. Without our help, the insurance company may try to persuade you to settle for less than what you deserve. Don’t let that happen.
Let us use the experience, skills, and considerable resources at our disposal to resolve your claim and get the job done right. We’ve been representing accident and injury victims successfully since 1997. Our legal ability and proven results have earned us many awards and honors in the legal industry, including a 10 out of 10 “Superb” rating by Avvo and the highest rating possible from Martindale-Hubbell based on peer reviews.
We can start fighting for your best interests after a boating accident once we hear from you. A free consultation with a Port St. Lucie boating accident attorney is always available. You won’t pay anything until we win your case. We make it easy knowing that you may be suffering from the effects of a traumatic accident. So don’t delay. Contact us to speak with an attorney about your case today.