Experienced Boating Accident Lawyer Serving Clients in Orlando
More boats and boaters are located in Florida than in any other state. Of course, when you have more boats and boaters on the water, you also have more cases of boating accidents. If you’ve been injured in a boating accident anywhere in the state, contact the Horst Law Firm at once and arrange immediately to speak with experienced Orlando boating accident attorney Robert J. Horst. If you are injured on a boat because another person was negligent, you are entitled under Florida’s personal injury law to complete compensation for your ongoing and future medical costs, lost wages, and all accident-related expenses. Robert J. Horst can evaluate the details of the accident to determine liability, compile evidence and examine witnesses, and fight aggressively for compensation and justice on your behalf. He can explain how personal injury laws impact your case, and he will offer the candid advice you’ll need. Robert J. Horst can file a personal injury claim on your behalf and help you recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by the accident.
SKILLED LAWYERS CAN REPRESENT YOU IF YOU HAVE SUFFERED ONE OF THESE COMMON BOATING ACCIDENT INJURIES
Boating accident victims can suffer from a number of different injuries that vary in severity. Victims can suffer from traumatic brain injuries when they collide with another boat, or if they are thrown off of the boat into the water. Boating accidents can also lead to spinal cord injuries, which sometimes result in partial or complete paralysis. Even when the victim is not paralyzed as a result of the injury, he will need extensive therapy and rehabilitation to regain movement and function. The impact of a boating accident can cause broken or fractured bones as well as ligament injuries. These are not as severe as brain or spinal cord injuries, but can still be painful and disrupt your life.
Being in a boating accident can be traumatic for all those who are involved, which is why so many boating accident victims suffer psychological pain on top of their physical injuries.
HOW CAN ORLANDO ATTORNEYS PROVE NEGLIGENCE?
In order to recover compensation for your injuries after a boating accident, you will have to prove your injuries were directly caused by the accident, and the accident was caused by negligence. An experienced lawyer can help you gather evidence, including witness testimony, police reports, and interviews with law enforcement officers who responded to the scene. Using this evidence, a lawyer can prove the boat’s operator or another individual acted with negligence and therefore should be held liable for your injuries.
EXAMPLES OF NEGLIGENT BEHAVIOR FROM OUR LAW FIRM IN ORLANDO
There are many types of negligent behavior, including:
- Operating the boat at a high speed
- Not having the appropriate safety equipment, or not having enough of the appropriate safety equipment to protect everyone on board
- Colliding with another boat because of reckless or careless driving
- Not paying attention to your surroundings when operating a boat
- Operating a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Knowingly navigating through dangerous weather conditions
- Illegally passing another boat
- Bringing too many people on board
- Colliding with a large wave at a high speed
- Not following the rules of the water
Personal injury claims involving a boat accident can be very complex, so you should only work with attorneys who have experience handling this type of case. Contact the Horst Law Firm to speak with an experienced attorney about your case today.
AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION FROM A SKILLED ATTORNEY IN ORANGE COUNTY
The U.S. Coast Guard says that the leading causes of watercraft accidents are intoxication, distraction, excessive speed, and inexperience. When you put Robert J. Horst to work on your behalf, he will quickly seek to determine if alcohol or excessive speed was a factor or if the vessel or the safety equipment malfunctioned. He will work with boating experts to determine why the crash happened and if negligence was a factor. If so, he will help determine who should be held accountable for your personal injuries. The most serious and common injuries suffered in boating accidents – traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries – may lead to long-term or permanent disability that could affect the quality of your life and may require considerable compensation. Injury attorney Robert J. Horst has the legal resources to fight aggressively on your behalf for the maximum available compensation. If you’ve been injured as a result of a boating accident, don’t speak with an insurance company until you’ve contacted one of the boating accident attorneys at Horst Law Firm. An insurance company will try to get you to agree to a settlement that is far less than what you deserve for your injuries and pain and suffering. Let us handle your case so we can help you recover compensation to pay your medical bills and make up for the wages you have lost as a result of your injuries.
CONTACT ONE OF THE TOP LAW FIRMS IN ORLANDO FOR LEGAL ADVICE FOLLOWING A BOATING ACCIDENT
When you need an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney to help you seek justice after an accident, you’ll want an injury lawyer who offers sound legal advice tailored to your personal circumstances and needs. Accident and injury lawyer Robert J. Horst represents victims in cases involving truck accidents, boating accidents, motorcycle accidents, car accidents, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, product liability, defective products, construction accidents, dog bites, jet ski collisions, and bicycle accidents in Orlando, Kissimmee, Winter Park, St. Cloud, and across central Florida. Contact Robert J. Horst at (407) 601-3999 or fill out the online intake form here on our website to schedule a free consultation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident in the state of Florida, specifically in Orange County, please don’t wait any longer to make the call.