The Florida personal injury attorneys at Anidjar & Levine have vast experience representing clients injured in boat accidents. While boating is a relaxing past-time when enjoyed safely, a defective product on a boat or a careless boat driver can ruin your day on the water and cause serious injuries.
According to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, in 2009 Florida led the nation in total number of boating accidents with 620. In the same year, boat accidents resulted in over $10,000,000 worth of property damage. Alcohol use along with operator inexperience, carelessness, or inattention are the primary causes of boat accidents in Florida. Individuals injured in boat accidents caused by these types of dangerous behaviors may be entitled recover losses related to the accident, including medical costs, lost wages, and damages related to pain and suffering.
When a boat operator’s actions are extremely dangerous, and those very dangerous behaviors result in an injury to a third party, that third party may be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to go above and beyond compensating the victim for his or her injuries. A court awards punitive damages when it wants to punish the wrongdoer and deter others from engaging in similarly reprehensible behavior.
The South Florida boat accident lawyers at Anidjar & Levine pride ourselves in responsive, diligent, and cost-effective representation. The firm’s client-centered approach, combined with vast personal injury experience, will help you to safely and confidently navigate the judicial system’s waters after a boating accident.
If you or a loved one were involved in a boating accident in south Florida, please take advantage of a free consultation offered by the boat accident attorneys at Anidjar & Levine. You can contact the firm’s Fort Lauderdale offices at (800) 747-3733, or submit an on-line “Contact Us” form.