Boat Accidents Attorney In Gainesville

Boat Accidents Attorney In Gainesville


Do you know which state leads the nation in boating fatalities every year?

If you said Florida, you would be correct. According the 2011 report compiled by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, our state reported more boating deaths than California and Texas combined. Generally speaking, boating accidents are caused by many of the same factors as auto collisions, thus many of the same precautions must be taken to ensure a safe day on the water. In turn, injuries usually happen because of someone's carelessness, reckless behavior or negligence. If you or a loved one were injured in a boating or personal watercraft accident, you may be entitled to seek restitution for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and physical rehabilitation.

At Schackow & Mercadante, our personal injury lawyers can provide important legal advice for boating accidents caused by:

  • Driver Negligence
  • Passenger or Skier Inattention
  • Operator Inexperience
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Lack of Safety Equipment
  • Defective Design or Parts
  • Distracted Boat Operations
  • Failure to Observe Speed Limits

 

Admiralty and Maritime Law Florida

Whether you were injured on a charter boat while fishing offshore or in a Jet Ski collision at the lake, complex legal and safety issues may be involved. Similar to other types of accidents involving personal injury, no one formula fits all situations. What doesn't change is the need for immediate legal advice. All successful representation begins with a thorough investigation to protect the evidence, interview witnesses and reconstruct the events that preceded the incident. If you accident occurred on virtually anything that floats, your claim may be governed by Admiralty and Maritime Laws. To learn more, call toll free at 1-877-798-7700 or use this website's convenient 24/7 Contact Us form for a prompt response from our Gainesville law firm.

DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of personal injury or wrongful death. Victims should seek immediate legal counsel following any serious accident or injury.

The Law Offices of Schackow & Mercadante, P.A. proudly serve the Central / North Florida residents of Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and Ocala.

From the very first phone call after my accident to the final settlement, the attorneys at Schackow & Mercadante supported me and my family. Attorneys Gerald Schackow and Brian Schackow were helpful and professional in answering my many questions and guiding me through from the time I began treatment (exercises and stretches) all the way through to the surgery. When my wife and I went to mediation, Attorneys Schackow and Schackow, along with Marie, handled the proceedings, speaking on our behalf, and securing a settlement that enabled us to pay for all of our medical expenses with additional funds to compensate for the entire ordeal. They treated us with kindness and respect, much like we were part of the family. It was evident that they truly cared about us. We appreciate so much their knowledge and expertise to guide us through this stressful time in our family life.

Scott T.

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