Florida Boat Accident
A boat accident can occur due to numerous factors such as defective product or lack of boater training. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, our Florida Boat Accident Lawyer staff has handled numerous types of boat accident cases involving various levels of injury and property damage.
A boat accident can involve a commercial boat, cargo boat or a recreational boat such as a fishing boat, ski boat or personal watercraft. Different laws apply to different types of vessels and different laws apply depending on the location of the accident. In work-related cases involving commercial vessels in international waters, our Florida Boat Accident Lawyer staff may recommend filing a Jones Act lawsuit against the employer or owner of the vessel. In other cases, our staff may recommend filing a federal lawsuit in order to utilize appropriate maritime laws. If the boat accident occurs in a non-navigable lake or other body of water, our staff may recommend filing a case utilizing Florida state law. Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to discuss your legal options.
Our Florida Boat Accident Lawyer team has seen how many boat accidents should have been avoided. Many boat accidents are the result of an impaired boat, under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Some boat accidents, usually involving drowning or another form of wrongful death, are caused due to lack of floatation devices such as a life jacket. Our research has found that approximately two-thirds of fatalities from boat accidents are drowning related. Another main cause of a boat accident includes boater inexperience, carelessness or negligence.
Boat accidents can cause numerous types of injury. If a boat is not properly maintained, a boater may experience a slip and fall accident and as a result, suffering back injury or brain injury. Other injuries may involve spinal injury, broken bones, concussion or broken back.
If you or a loved one are suffering from a personal injury as a result of a boat accident, contact our experienced Florida Boat Accident Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. For your convenience, Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC has office locations throughout South Florida in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Miami and West Palm Beach.