From small watercrafts for personal enjoyment to large fishing and industrial boats, all water vessels should be carefully operated for the safety of passengers and other vessels in the water. When someone is reckless when operating a boat and injures others, they should be held responsible for their actions. If you have been injured in a boating accident, you may have a maritime injury claim. At Ligori & Ligori in Tampa, FL, we can connect you with an experienced boat accident injury lawyer from our team to discuss your injury claim.
Injuries that occur on the water are regulated by both maritime and admiralty law, as well as Florida state tort laws. Whether you were on a leisure cruise out of Tampa Bay or operating a personal watercraft when the boat injury accident occurred, if negligence caused your injury, you may have a legal right to pursue compensation. Some of the types of boating injury accidents that may results in a legal claim against the negligent entity include:
- Unsafe boat equipment
- Defective watercraft
- Drunk or impaired boat operators
- Reckless boating maneuvers
- Boat collisions
Boat accidents can be deadly in the open waters. When a boat accident occurs due to safety concerns with the vessel or negligence on the part of the operator or owner, maritime and personal injury laws may be used to seek compensation for the victims.
Boat Collision Accidents
Anyone who operates a boat on navigable waters needs to follow the associated laws and be conscious of preventing accidents with other vessels. Whether it is a boat colliding with another, or hitting a personal watercraft like a jet ski, boat collisions can cause significant injuries and death. If you or a loved one were victims in a boating collision that was caused by negligence by a boat operator, you should seek legal advice about your case.
Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law has several offices in Florida and admiralty/maritime law injury lawyers that can investigate your boat accident injury claim. If we take your case, we will tirelessly pursue compensation for expenses related to your injury as well as lost wages and other monetary losses. Call or contact our office in Orlando, Tampa, Lakeland, Ocala or Key West, FL, to talk to one of our maritime injury lawyers about your boat accident injury claim.