Hurt in a Boating Accident? Give John Bales Attorneys a Call.
With its countless lakes and rivers—not to mention its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico—Central Florida is a boater’s paradise for both recreation and fishing. But that does not mean serious accidents do not happen when boats are operated by people who are intoxicated, distracted, or reckless. At John Bales Attorneys, we have helped many victims of boat accidents get the compensation they need for their medical bills, lost wages, and boat repairs. If you were injured in a boating accident that was not your fault, call our boating accident lawyers at (800) 225-5564 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
Common Causes of Boating Accidents
Although some boating accidents are unavoidable, many are the result of boat drivers’ negligent—or careless—behavior. The boating accident lawyers at John Bales Attorneys can help if your boat accident is the result of a driver who was:
- Intoxicated: Boat drivers and operators are subject to the same rules as car drivers—including a responsibility to remain sober while behind the wheel.
- Distracted: With their large seating capacity, open air environment, and recreational capabilities, it is easy for boat drivers to look away or become distracted momentarily, which can lead to serious accidents.
- Reckless: Just like multi-lane highways, waterways have speed limits, traffic lanes, and right-of-way rules. When drivers disregard these rules, they could collide with other boats or injure passengers in their own boats.
It can sometimes be difficult to prove if a boating accident was caused by someone’s negligence. At John Bales Attorneys, our boating accident lawyers have the knowledge and the resources to determine if the responsible driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, using an electronic device, or speeding when your accident occurred. Get the help you need for your boating accident—call John Bales Attorneys today.
We have offices in St. Petersburg and Tampa, but we also serve injured boating accident victims in Orlando and Sarasota.