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Florida Boating Accident Lawyer

Due to the complex nature of personal injury laws governing accidents on the waters of the Sunshine State, you need a Florida boating accident lawyer to protect your interests and rights. From investigating the accident to filing a personal injury claim, we are ready to fight for you. Allow our experienced team of legal professionals at Meirowitz & Wasserberg to assist with your boat accident claim. 

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Samuel Meirowitz is “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and an accomplished NYC personal injury lawyer, trial attorney and relentless advocate for his clients. Previously, he served the State of New York for four years as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s office. Mr. Meirowitz is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida State Courts.

Samuel Meirowitz is “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and an accomplished NYC personal injury lawyer, trial attorney and relentless advocate for his clients. Previously, he served the State of New York for four years as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s office. Mr. Meirowitz is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida State Courts.

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Boating on the scenic waters of the Sunshine State can be an enjoyable and even thrilling experience, but it does not come without risks. Accidents on Florida waters are common, leaving victims and their families grappling with financial, emotional, and physical burdens. 

If you’ve been involved in a boating accident, securing representation from an experienced Florida boating accident attorney is essential. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, we have a deep understanding of Florida personal injury law. We have also developed a strong reputation for reliability and excellent results. If you need high-quality legal representation after a watercraft accident in Florida, our team can help.

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Steps To Take After a Boating Accident

After a boating accident, take the following steps to ensure everyone’s safety and preserve evidence for your case:

How a Boat Accident Attorney Can Help

Our Florida boat injury attorneys will serve as your closest allies throughout the life of your case. With our assistance, you can rest assured that you are taking the right steps to resolve your case successfully. We can help with:

  • Accident investigation – Our experienced Florida boat accident lawyers will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and collaborate with experts to develop a clear picture of how the accident occurred. 
  • Negotiation with insurance companies – Our boating accident lawyers negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. We will also ensure our settlement demand meaningfully reflects the damages you sustained.
  • Litigation strategy and trial preparation – If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, we have the skills and experience needed to represent you in court.

The team of experienced personal injury lawyers at Meirowitz & Wasserberg is ready to help you take the next steps down the road toward compensation. Do not wait to reach out. 

Why Choose the Boat Accident Attorneys at Meirowitz & Wasserberg?

From our offices in Fort Lauderdale and Naples, we represent boat accident victims throughout Florida. We are staunch advocates for injury victims and their families. We are ready to make sure you know your full legal rights and options. 

You want a law firm that will always put your best interests first, and our commitment to our clients sets us apart. We are proud to have helped thousands of clients successfully resolve their injury cases. Here is what some our clients have to say about our services:

  • “Their honesty, integrity, and compassion are unsurpassed. After interviewing other law firms they were a clear and unanimous choice for my family.”
  • “Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP fights all the way through until the end. Highly recommend 10/10, I wouldn’t look anywhere else.”

Our case results speak volumes about our commitment to helping accident victims secure full and fair compensation. Over the years, our award-winning attorneys have recovered over $365 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients. 

We have also been recognized by numerous professional organizations and publications, including Super Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. We are active members of the American Association for Justice.

How Long Do I Have to File a Boating Accident Claim in Florida?

When filing a boating accident claim, time is of the essence. Under Florida’s statutes of limitations governing personal injury claims, you must initiate legal action within two years after being injured. Though there are exceptions to this strictly enforced deadline, failure to file before the correct date nearly always results in your case being dismissed in court. 

At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, we understand the importance of taking prompt legal action. Our experienced legal team will investigate your case and make sure that your claim is filed on time.

The Risks of Boating in Florida

Though our state is well-known for its beautiful waterways, boating accidents are nonetheless common. Recent data from the FWC shows 723 reported boating accidents in 2022, resulting in 457 injuries and 65 fatalities. Boating accidents are often caused by things like:

  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Equipment failure
  • Operator inexperience
  • Speeding
  • Intoxication

Boat Accidents in Florida FAQs

Who Do I Report a Boating Accident to in Florida?

A report should be made to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as soon as possible. The FWC is the primary agency overseeing marine accidents within the state. Timely reporting can help your legal claim down the road. 

What Does Florida Law Say About Vessel Operators Involved in an Accident?

Under Florida law, if a vessel operator is involved in a boating accident that results in injury, death, disappearance, or property damage, they are required to provide their name, address, and vessel identification information to other parties involved and provide assistance as needed. Additionally, the operator must report the accident to the FWC if it involves injury, death, or substantial property damage. Failure to comply with these rules may result in legal consequences.

How Do You Respond to a Boating Accident?

In the event of a boating accident in Florida, prioritize safety by checking everyone aboard your vessel for injuries. Report the accident, seek prompt medical attention, and contact a qualified Florida boating accident lawyer.

How Can Meirowitz & Wasserberg Help?

At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, we offer a full range of legal services to help clients navigate boating accidents and other personal injury claims in Florida. Our services include accident investigation, settlement negotiations, trial preparation, and more.

Contact a Florida Boating Accident Lawyer

Meirowitz & Wasserberg proudly serves the community in Florida by defending the rights of folks injured at little to no fault of their own. If you were injured in a boat accident, we can help make sure you know your legal rights and seek compensation on your behalf.  

We offer free, no-obligation consultations, so there is no downside to having one of our boat accident lawyers review your case. Further, we take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win. Reach out to our Florida offices by filling out our online contact form or using the information below:

1 Financial Plaza, Suite 804, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33394
Phone: (954) 678-4141
5621 Strand Blvd., Suite 207 Naples, FL 34110
Phone: (239) 653-9100

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