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Wellington Boat Accidents Lawyer

If you live in Wellington, it’s very likely that boating is a favorite activity. From water sports to fishing to just enjoying the sun and the spray of the sea on your skin, boating is a top recreational activity for Florida residents. And while boating is usually a great way to get outside and spend time with friends and loved ones, it can also be dangerous. If you’ve been involved in a boat accident, our Wellington boat accident lawyers want to help. Call us today for a free consultation.

Causes of Boating Accidents

While Mother Nature can be unpredictable and bad weather can and does contribute to boating accidents, most boat accidents are preventable. Top causes of boating accidents include:

  • Choosing to take a boat out in bad weather;
  • Operator inexperience;
  • Operating a boat while intoxicated or impaired;
  • Rowdy boat passengers;
  • Negligent lookout;
  • Defective boat parts;
  • Unsafe maneuvers; and
  • Speeding.

The above list isn’t inclusive and doesn’t speak to all causes of boat accidents.

If you’ve been in a boating accident you believe was caused by something else, please call our team directly and we can help.

Damages from a Boating Accident

One of the most devastating realities of boating accidents is that these accidents happen on water, making them particularly risky. In addition to risks such as traumatic brain injuries, soft tissue injuries, internal injuries, amputation injuries, spinal cord injuries, and bone fractures, anyone involved in an accident also faces the risk of drowning or nearly drowning. This risk is exacerbated if boat passengers are not wearing life vests.

Injuries can lead to high medical bills, lost wages and a loss of earning capacity, and pain, suffering, emotional distress, and numerous other intangible and psychological injuries. We believe you deserve to be compensated for all of your losses.

How Our Law Firm Can Help

Unfortunately, boat insurance is not required in Florida, which can make recovering compensation after a boating accident tricky. If the at-fault party is insured, our lawyers can represent you in bringing forth a claim for damages against the at-fault party’s insurance policy; if the at-fault party is not insured, you may be able to file a lawsuit directly against the responsible party. Our lawyers will investigate your case to determine fault and identify sources of compensation available.

Our lawyers will also calculate the value of your claim, advise you of your options, represent you in insurance negotiations, and more. You can count on us to be available and accessible throughout your claim and to aggressively advocate for you.

Call Our Wellington Boat Accident Attorneys Today

Boating accidents are terrifying, and they can lead to long-term damages for those involved. If you or a loved one has been in a boating accident in Wellington, call our boat accident lawyers at Smith, Ball & Báez Injury Lawyers today for your free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, have a reputation for excellence, and can travel to your location.

To learn more, reach us today at (561) 500-HELP or online.

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