Lake County Boating Accident Attorneys
Representing Individuals Injured in Watercraft Accidents
Recreational activities involving boats and jet skis can be a lot of fun – but they also require a lot of care and safety precautions to maintain the well-being of participants as well as bystanders. When an accident on the water or off-road occurs, victims could suffer serious and catastrophic injuries, including wrongful death.
Immediate Investigations & Strategic Advocacy
Before resolving any case with an insurance carrier or settling your claim, it is critical to know the full value of your case, determine the cause of the accident, and identify all responsible parties. We will initiate an immediate investigation to collect and preserve evidence for your claim. Our attorneys will consult with experts, contact witnesses, and review police reports and medical documentation to begin building your case. It is important to take this action immediately to achieve favorable results after an accident.
At Oldham & Smith, we are experienced with claims involving:
- Boating under the influence accidents
- Injuries to children
- Personal watercraft accidents
- Jet ski accidents
Serious Injuries to Children
Too often in boating accidents, victims are children who suffer devastating injuries that permanently affect their development. We take every legal action necessary to pursue fair compensation for future care needs, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Our firm has handled cases involving children resulting in broken bones, head and neck injuries, brain and spinal cord injuries, paralysis, amputation, drowning, and wrongful death.
Drunk Driving Accidents
It is not uncommon for boat or jet ski accidents to be caused by a drunk driver. If you or someone you love was injured while on a boat or while participating in a recreational activity, we will immediately investigate your case to determine if alcohol was a cause. We will identify all responsible and negligent parties, including parents who may have provided alcohol, bar or restaurant owners who negligently served it, and any persons consuming alcohol while driving a boat or jet ski.
Contact our Boating Accident Attorneys in Lake County
Boating accidents can have devastating impacts on those involved. If you or a loved one have been the victim of an injury caused by another's negligent behavior, contact our attorneys. We have a deep knowledge of Florida law and can advise you of the proper next steps to be taken. Our team is able to assist you with each step of the claims process from gathering important documentation to ensuring that deadlines are met. The statute of limitations for personal injuries in Florida is four years. While the statute of limitations grants a long period of time in which to file your claim, don't hesitate to speak with our attorneys about your opportunities for recovery today.
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