Boating Accidents Attorney New Port Richey FL

Injured in a Florida Boating Accident

In Florida, boats are a necessity in many Floridian household. Florida is #1 in the nation with the most registered vessels. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in 2021 there were 1,013,211 vessels registered in the State of Florida. A boating accident must meet at least one of the five FWC’s criteria to be classified as reportable boating accident:

  1. A person dies.
  2. A person disappears under circumstances that indicate possible death or injury.
  3. A person receives an injury requiring medical treatment beyond immediate first aid.
  4. There is at least $2,000 aggregate property damage to the vessel(s) or other property.
  5. There is a total loss of a vessel. 

Boating is like therapy, but a joyful day can turn disastrous in seconds. Florida does not require owners of vessels to purchase insurance coverage. So before you hop on someone’s boat, you may want to question the captain on whether they have insurance coverage. Vessel owners can purchase bodily injury (BI) liability coverage, uninsured/underinsured watercraft (UW) coverage, personal property coverage, medical payments coverage, etc. and it’s relatively inexpensive.

If you are involved in a boating accident, you need to do the following:

  • Contact FWC or local authorities.
  • Take photos of the damage and injuries.
  • If there is video, preserve the video.
  • Collect the vessel owner’s information, be sure to take a photo of the vessels registration number (found on the front of the vessel and start with FL).
  • If there were witnesses collect statement from them or their contact information.
  • Seek treatment.

If you or a loved one were injured in a boating accident, contact Weber Law Firm today!

Boating Injury Lawyer

When you hire Weber Law Firm after a boat accident, all communications with the insurance companies goes through our office. We deal with the insurance companies so you don’t have to.

We Build the Value of Your Case

Weber Law Firm will investigate and obtain all information needed for your claim from accident reports, videos, photos, medical records and bills. Our goal is to maximize the value of your boat injury claim.

We Investigate Insurance Coverage

Weber Law Firm will identify all defendants and all possible insurance policies available for your personal injury claim after a boat accident.

We Assist with Your Property Damage Claim

After a boat accident, Weber Law Firm will assist you with your property damage claim. Whether your boat can be repaired or is a total loss, we will help guide you through the process.