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:
Admiralty and Maritime Laws
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.
— Walter R. Turner
My wife was rear ended while standing still in traffic and sustained serious injury to her neck. The other party's insurance company tried to take her to the cleaners in so many ways, (disgusting). But Lynn Shackow and her dad were able to get us a reasonable settlement after much haggling back and forth with the other party's insurance company. We thank God for them, they were of great help to us. As far as our overall experience with auto insurance companies, let's just say, everything negative you've ever heard about them is probably true. We hope to never have to deal with them again, but if we do we will definitely have Shackow & Mercadante, P.A. on our side to fight for us.