Daytona Beach Boat Accident Lawyer
The Daytona Beach boat accident lawyers Daytona Beach boat accident attorneys at Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A., have successfully been able to assist individuals who have been severely injured in boating accidents. A boating accident can involve a commercial vessel, cruise ship on the ocean or smaller pleasure boats on rivers, lakes, and other navigable waterways. Collisions can cause anything from extensive property damage to catastrophic personal injuries.
Boating accidents cause serious injuries and millions of dollars worth of damage every year across the country. In 2011, there were 4,588 boating accidents involving 758 deaths, 3,081 injuries and more than $52 million dollars worth of damage to property, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Boating accidents may differ when the boat itself is used for pleasure versus for work. Those who boat for pleasure and are injured may be covered by different liability rules than those who are injured while on boats for work. Some common boating accidents may include: when a boat collides with another boat, a boat collides with a submerged obstacle such as a rock, a boat collides with the wake of another boat, or a boat hits a wave.
Unlike automobiles, boats have no brakes, nor are boat owners required to have a license to operate their crafts. When a speeding or reckless boater is out on the water, particularly on a busy holiday weekend, things can get quickly out of hand. Boats collide, water skiers get hit or run over, and boaters ram into submerged objects or other hazards which, in some cases, causes passengers to be ejected from the boat.
In addition to operator error, faulty equipment can also lead to serious accidents. Defects in the design or manufacture of the boat, motor or accessories as can and have been major contributors to boating accidents resulting in serious injury or death. Some common injuries caused by boating accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Drowning (the leading cause of death in a boating accident)
- Traumatic brain injury
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Other spinal injuries
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
Boating accident injuries may entitle you to compensation for those injuries. The injury attorneys at Bundza & Rodriguez have experience representing clients who were seriously injured while boating, fishing or using a personal watercraft. If you have been in a boating accident in Daytona Beach, Volusia County or anywhere in the State of Florida, you need the proven skill and knowledge of the injury attorneys at Bunza & Rodriguez. Our boating accident lawyers have many years of experience representing victims of boating accidents caused by another’s negligence.
Victims injured in boat accidents must file personal injury claims in order to recover their damages. In order to file a successful claim, it must be proven that a boater acted negligently, carelessly or unlawfully. This means that our legal team focuses on proving that they failed to uphold a reasonable standard of care and safety. Our boating accident lawyers can help victims recover the compensation they require. Dealing with injuries after an accident is an overwhelming experience. Insurance companies are often uncooperative, the paperwork you are required to complete is confusing and the medical bills are accumulating fast. We assist our clients in every aspect of their claim. This allows our clients to focus on healing, leaving the rest to us.
Regardless of the nature of your personal injury claim, it is important that you are aware of your rights and that you act quickly to protect those rights. If you fail to act in a timely manner, you may lose your right to receive compensation for your injuries. If you have been injured in a boating accident, contact our Daytona Beach boat accident lawyers today at 866-785-5470 for a free case evaluation for your injuries. We can help you recover the damages you need and deserve from injuries suffered on the water.