Throughout Florida, residents and visitors turn to the water for a wide range of recreational activities. One of the most popular leisure activities is boating. You expect that the people sharing the water with you will be cautious and respectful of others. Unfortunately, all it takes is one negligent or careless act to cause a serious accident. If you have been hurt in a boating, kayak or Jet Ski accident, we can help.
The lawyers of Wesley, McGrail & Wesley are available to assist clients throughout Florida, including Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Panama City and Pensacola. We handle boat accident cases that took place on any Florida body of water or recreation area, including Santa Rosa Sound, Escambia Bay, Destin Harbor, the Intracoastal Waterway, Holiday Isle, Choctawhatchee Bay, Pensacola Bay and Crab Island.
Injuries On Florida Waterways
Unfortunately, alcohol often plays a significant role in people’s enjoyment of the water. This sometimes leads to asphyxiation due to being knocked into the water by someone who was boating while intoxicated, serious spinal injuries in a Jet Ski accident, or a loved one drowned after his or her fishing boat capsized due to another person’s negligence. When this happens, we can help.
Living in the Fort Walton Beach area, our attorneys understand the dangers of a water-based community. Tourists and Florida natives benefit from our years of experience representing those injured in waterways of the Fort Walton Beach area. Serious injuries, even fatal accidents are common on Florida waterways. When you are injured on the water, we will handle all aspects of your personal injury case.
Maritime Legal Issues Present Unique Challenges
Maritime law governs injuries that occur on navigable waters. An injury on a rented wave runner or Jet Ski may raise maritime law issues, including owner/operator liability or statute of limitations issues. Maritime laws can be complex. Cases brought under maritime law require a different analysis than other personal injury cases.
We handle serious maritime law cases. We understand the intricacies present in these complex cases. We also represent employees who are injured in sea-going jobs and may have a claim under the Jones Act.
Contact Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers
At the law firm of Wesley, McGrail & Wesley, we have more than 70 years of combined experience providing hands-on attention to people who have been seriously hurt or have lost loved ones due to the careless acts of another person. We are ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.