Shipping & Boating Accidents


Maritime accidents cover a vast range of water related accidents
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Shipping & Boating Accidents

In Florida, we are surrounded by water and many of us enjoy our oceans, lakes and rivers on boats, cruise ships, or other watercraft year round. You may find yourself injured in a boating accident while enjoying the water for recreation or for work, while on a boat or on the dock. Maritime accidents cover a vast range of water related accidents and the law involving these injuries is complex. If you or someone you love is injured in or near the water, we want you know your rights. Our maritime/boating attorneys at Falk Law are experienced and understand you want to protect yourself and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Protect yourself

When you are injured during a maritime accident due to the negligence of another, it may be confusing or scary and you may be unsure whether you have the right to recover money for your injuries. This is why it’s important to hire an injury lawyer who is skilled and knowledgeable in theses types of cases. Maritime and boating accident law can vary vastly from typical personal injury law, including the time limit to make a claim and the body of law that governs maritime accidents.

A maritime or boating accident can occur due to a wide variety activities on or around bodies of water, and can lead to serious injury or death. Call us if you find yourself or someone you love the victim of a maritime accident as the result of a:

  • Boating accident
  • Boat tour or River cruise
  • Water-sport/activity accident
  • Off-shore oil rig accident
  • Marine crane accident
  • Commercial fishing boat accident
  • Tanker, cargo ship or barge accident
  • Shipyard accident
  • Dock accident

Our injury attorneys will protect your legal rights, help you understand your options and get you the money you need and deserve.

Experienced in the complexities of maritime law

we know maritime law and have experience investigating and uncovering the negligence that led to your injury. The type of negligence that can cause a maritime accident vary, but common accidents arise from:
  • Equipment aboard that is unfit or unseaworthy
  • Lack of appropriate and adequate equipment
  • Inability to provider necessary medical treatment after an accident at sea
  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Inadequate training or safety measures
  • Ignoring safety statutes and standards

If you are involved in these or any type of maritime accident, please seek immediate medical care. Even if an accident seems to be small, you can prevent additional health complications from developing by pursuing immediate attention.

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