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 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.

Likisa Dixon

My experience with Schackow and Mercadante was amazing. Mr. Gerald Schackow was very informative from the beginning to the end. Mrs. Amy Hogue kept me informed along the way and always replied to any question or concern I had in a timely manner. I also received a full settlement in less than six months. I really recommend Schackow and Mercadante. They will most definitely get your case settled and do their very best for their clients. The client needs are their top priority. I had one of the best experiences in my life after retaining Schackow and Mercadante. I'm confident that they will get all their clients claims settled and do their very best for their clients.

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