Boating Accidents

Were You Injured On A Florida Lake, On The Ocean Or In The Gulf?

According to the United States Coast Guard, 4,604 boating accidents occurred in 2010 alone, resulting in 3,153 boating injuries and 672 boating-related deaths. The Coast Guard’s report also says that “operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, excessive speed and alcohol rank as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.”

If you or someone you love was injured by a boater or personal watercraft rider, the law firm of Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., is here to help. Our boat accident lawyers know Lake Wauburg, Newnans Lake, Lochloosa Lake, Levy Lake, Orange Lake, Santa Fe Lake and the other large bodies of water in the area, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

We also know how alcohol use — or simply warm water, sun and wind — can easily lead to fatigue and carelessness on the part of other boaters. One of our attorneys is an avid sailor. Another is certified in boating safety by the United States Power Squadrons. When you need a lawyer who understands on-the-water accidents and injuries, you can count on us.

We handle cases involving:

  • Boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (which may enable the victim to pursue additional punitive damages)
  • Collisions between boats and swimmers
  • Collisions between boats and personal watercraft (Jet Skis, WaveRunners, etc.)
  • Underage individuals operating boats or personal watercraft without supervision or illegally

Free Consultation With Our Gainesville Boating Accident Lawyers

Were you the victim of a negligent or reckless boater in Florida? If so, learn more about your rights for pursuing financial compensation. Schedule a free initial consultation with a licensed attorney at Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., by calling our Gainesville office at 352-562-7809 or 877-418-1087, or contact us online. We charge no fees unless we recover money for you.

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