Were You Injured In A Boating Accident?
Sarasota is a coastal city, and many people have boats or rent boats in the Florida gulf. If you were injured in any sort of boating accident, Gerber Law is here to help.
Whether you were in an offshore boating accident, an accident in a river or lake, whether you are a recreational boater or a fisherman, we can help you launch a legal claim for financial compensation. Founding attorney Maria Gerber has decades of experience in the courtroom to pour into your accident claim.
What Causes Boating Accidents?
Boating accidents often happen when someone is reckless while operating the boat. Whether you have a small fisherman’s dinghy or a speedboat, there is always a risk in taking watercraft off the shoreline. Many boating accidents are the result of operator inexperience. Florida’s laws do not require a license to operate watercraft, which means poorly trained individuals are often out on the water.
Dangers that can cause boating accidents include:
- Rough waters
- Defective watercraft
- Passenger or skier behavior
- Poorly trained operators
- Mechanical failures
- Bad weather
- Driving into sand bars or shallows
- Intoxicated boaters
Sometimes, inexperienced drivers or even seasoned boaters will speed or operate their watercraft. Distractions and recklessness can lead to devastating accidents on the lakes, rivers and oceans around this area. It is illegal to drink and operate a boat, but some people do this anyway. Intoxicated boaters can be prosecuted for their offense, but you can also seek compensation in a lawsuit if you were personally injured.
Get An Experienced Attorney On Your Side
Attorney Maria Gerber has been a licensed Florida attorney for more than 20 years. She is fully capable of advocating for your rights and financial recovery in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.