Do you need a boating accident lawyer?

Boating Accident
Boating is a popular pastime for many, especially in the state of Florida where we are surrounded by oceans, lakes and rivers.  However, boating can be a dangerous activity.  According to the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Coast Guard in 2012 there were more 4500 boating accidents involving 651 deaths.  Florida accounted for the highest number  of deaths.

The primary cause of boating accidents is driver error which includes speed, alcohol, improper lookout and inattention. Seventy-one percent of all boating accident fatalities involve drowning.  Eighty-five percent of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket.

If you’ve been injured boating accident, you may have the following questions:

  • Who is responsible for my medical bills?
  • Should I contact a maritime or boating lawyer?
  • Do I have a case for a lawsuit?
  • What is my case worth?

The lawyers at Kaster & Lynch can help you determine if you have a case as a result of a boating accident. Our team will review the evidence, interview witnesses and gather experts to build your case. They will negotiate with insurance companies and, when necessary, litigate your case in the courtroom.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the most common types of boating accidents are the result of operator error, hull or equipment failure or environmental conditions. In cases where your accident was caused or made worse by negligence, defective design or defective manufacturing, you may be entitled to compensation.

The attorneys of Kaster & Lynch are experienced boaters who understand the regulatory landscape involved in boating accidents. Our lawyers have more than 50 years of experience representing clients who have suffered accident injuries. Our lawyers have fought major national corporations and recovered multi-million dollar settlements. Let us review your case at no charge. Our fees are based solely on recovery.

Call (352) 622-1600 or use the form to the right
to e-mail our boating accident lawyers today.