Fort Myers Boating Accident Lawyers
South Florida is popular for boaters. Boat owners have a duty to exercise caution while out on the water. If they fail to do so, they may be held liable in a personal injury claim. If you have been injured in a boating accident in Fort Myers, you need to speak with a personal injury attorney from Wolf & Pravato immediately.
Negligent Behavior by Boat Drivers Can Lead to Serious Injury
Boating accidents in South Florida can be caused by numerous different negligent behaviors, including but not limited to:
- Reckless behavior by the driver or passengers
- Lack of driver experience
- Failing to pay attention
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Failing to adjust behavior accordingly in bad weather conditions
If an injured party is able to prove negligence on the part of a boat driver, that driver may be liable for damages. Boating accidents can lead to serious or catastrophic injuries or wrongful death and, unfortunately, it is the victims that have the burden of proving negligence on the part of the other driver. An experienced personal injury attorney from Wolf & Pravato can help lift that burden by offering invaluable legal advice and working toward getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Do Not Suffer Financial Hardship Due to Your Boating Accident Injuries
In Fort Myers boating injury lawsuits, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses resulting from your boating accident
- Lost wages incurred due to your inability to work because of your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death
When a boat accident occurs and an injured plaintiff wishes to recover damages, there may be special legal issues to deal with. In some cases – generally involving commercial vessels- federal maritime law will apply and impose different rules for recovery than state tort law would. Wolf & Pravato’s Fort Myers boating accident attorneys can explain to you all the potential legal issues and help you to determine what laws will govern your case.
Let Wolf & Pravato Represent You in Your Fort Myers Boating Accident Claim.
If you have been injured in a boating accident in Fort Myers or in Boynton Beach, contact a Boynton Beach boating accident lawyer from Wolf & Pravato at 1-954-633-8270.