Dedicated Florida Boating Accident Attorneys
“I have been representing injured boaters and those injured at sea for many decades….the law of the sea and the law of the land are very different…”
Hendrik Uiterwyk, admiralty and maritime attorney
Florida has over 1,350 miles of beautiful coastline and 11,000 miles of rivers, tributaries and other waterways ideally suited for boating, sailing, Jet Ski riding, and various recreational activities. However, accompanying these abundant natural resources is the sobering reality of Florida having the highest number of deaths resulting from boating accidents in the United States during the past five years.
OUR NO FEE GUARANTEE
We make it simple for you. You incur absolutely No Fees or Costs unless you win. Period. No exceptions.
PERSONAL INJURY FOCUS
Our skilled injury lawyers are focused only on injury cases including boating accidents, auto accidents, slip and falls, and all serious injuries
EXPERIENCED INJURY LAW TEAM
Our personal injury law firm consists of 10 attorneys and 40 legal staff experienced in protecting the rights of injured victims.
AGGRESSIVE & PROMPT
We represent injured victims, not insurance companies. We push insurance companies to settle legitimate claims quickly & fairly through “prompt & aggressive representation” of our clients.
We have achieved a “Best Law Firm” rating with U.S. News and World Report; an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau; and a Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Rating (highest possible rating).
Our attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for accident victims and their families, including various multi-million-dollar case results.
We are proud to have hundreds of client five-star reviews on Google.
20,000+ INJURY VICTIMS REPRESENTED
Our firm has represented over 20,000+ clients injured as a result of someone else’s negligence
We give each client the personal attention they deserve. We will work closely with you so that we can pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews on Google
"This team can be counted on to answer all of your questions and concerns. They truly care about your experience and go above and beyond."
Eric K., Clearwater
"What can I say, other than your service is impeccable beyond expectations…Thank you for being a shining example of excellence in every way."
Barbara S., St. Petersburg
"Exceptional service, very professional. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone seeking legal representation regarding an auto accident. Great staff!"
Jimmy P., Palm Harbor
Our former clients have provided hundreds of positive online reviews. Nevertheless, each case is different and prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results. We always strive for excellent client communication and client satisfaction. We would be honored to have the opportunity to review your case.Previous Next
The U.S. Coast Guard reports that from 2003 to 2007, there were 3,364 boating accidents in Florida that claimed the lives of 351 people. Of those accidents in 2007 which resulted in fatality, 75% involved operators who had never taken a boating safety course. The law firm of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk has over 100 years of combined legal experience working exclusively in personal injury law and a reputation for providing detailed case analysis and aggressive representation on behalf of our clients in the pursuit of justice.
Under Florida law the operator of a boat and its owner must exercise the highest degree of caution in order to prevent injuries to passengers in the boat, swimmers in the water or any surrounding vessels. The leading causes of boating accidents are:
- Operator inattention
- Careless/Reckless operation
- Passenger/skier behavior
- Excessive speed
- Alcohol Use
- No proper lookout
- Operator inexperience
- Equipment failure
How Our Boating Accident Attorneys can Help
The types of boating accidents that occur most frequently are collisions with other vessels or fixed objects, skier mishaps, falling overboard and capsizing. The legal rights applicable to your claim will vary depending upon certain factors such as your categorical relationship to the vessel (as a social guest, employee, bystander, etc.) as well as the literal events surrounding the incident that could have feasibly had an impact on the outcome.
It is crucial to receive legal advice that can guide you seamlessly through the complexity of maritime law to ensure that the maximum amount of damages available for your case will be retrieved.
Our law firm has represented over tens of thousands of people injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you have been injured in a boating accident in Florida, please contact the lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees or costs unless we win. For assistance call us toll-free at 1-800-753-5203.