Bradenton Boating Accident Lawyer
Recreational boating is an important part of life for many people living in or visiting the beautiful coastal city of Bradenton, Florida. With easy access to the Bradenton River, the Gul of Mexica and Tampa Bay, residents and tourists alike can enjoy being on the water. Unfortunately, however, with so many people on Bradenton’s waterways, it is not surprising that there are numerous boating accidents that cause serious injuries or death.
Florida has 985,005 registered boats and other water vessels and more boating accidents per year than any other state in the U.S. In 2020 alone, there were more than 830 boating accidents, an increase of more than 100 from 2019. Manatee County actually has the 9th highest number of boating accidents of all counties in Florida. In 2020, Manatee’s 22 boating accidents injured 12 people and killed two.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a boat accident, you may be facing many difficulties. You may have to deal with pain, trauma, medical expenses, and lost income. The Dennis Hernandez Bradenton boating accident lawyers understand these challenges and want to help. We have extensive experience working with accident victims throughout Florida and can help you obtain justice and fair compensation for your injuries and suffering.
HOW A DENNIS HERNANDEZ BRADENTON BOATING ACCIDENT LAWYER CAN HELP
The experienced Dennis Hernandez Bradenton boating accident lawyers have years of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims. If you were involved in an accident with a boat or personal watercraft vessel where the operator of the other vessel was impaired by drugs or alcohol, ignored boating safety procedures, or was otherwise negligent or reckless, you may be able to file a claim against the operator or owner to get compensation for your accident injuries.
Your Dennis Hernandez Bradenton legal team will gather the necessary evidence to prove your right to compensation by thoroughly investigating the accident. We will build a compelling case showing why the other vessel operator was at fault for the accident and should be held liable for the harm you suffered. We also will consult with medical experts to demonstrate the full extent of your current and future healthcare needs.
Armed with the evidence, we will be in a strong position to negotiate aggressively with the at-fault operator’s insurance company and attorney to get you the substantial settlement you deserve. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we won’t back down. We never stop until we achieve justice and are always ready to take the fight to the courtroom.
COMMON TYPES OF BOATING ACCIDENTS IN BRADENTON
Section 372.02 of the Florida Statutes defines a boating accident as a “collision, accident, or casualty” that occurs when a vessel is in, upon, entering, or leaving the water. This broad definition covers the many types of vessel accidents that may occur.
The most common type of boating accident in Manatee is a collision with a fixed object, such as a dock or a rock. The second most common type is a collision with another vessel. Causes of Manatee County boating accidents include:
- Inexperienced vessel operators
- Inattentive vessel operators
- Off-throttle steering on jet skis
- Bad weather
Many types of vessels have been involved in accidents in Manatee, including open motorboats, cabin motorboats, and personal watercraft. Unfortunately, these accidents can cause serious, life-threatening injuries.
KINDS OF BOATING ACCIDENT INJURIES
Drowning is the most common cause of boating accident fatalities, but many other types of serious injuries can also occur. These include head, spinal, lung, and other internal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and broken bones. People who are not inside boats — such as water skiers, jet skiers, and people floating on inner tubes or rafts — are most vulnerable to serious injuries if they are involved in collisions.
FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR BRADENTON BOATING ACCIDENT VICTIMS
The Dennis Hernandez Bradenton boating accident lawyers will fight for you to get full compensation for all the current and future harm that your injury causes. That may include:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Present and future lost income
- Decreased earning ability
- Property damage
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Inconvenience and other disruptions to your and your family members’ lives
We have years of experience helping injured accident victims, and we know all the strategies insurance companies try to use to pay you less than you deserve. We will stand up for you against the insurance companies and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
GET HELP FROM AN EXPERIENCED BRADENTON BOATING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
The Dennis Hernandez Bradenton boating accident lawyers are committed to making sure you get fair and full compensation for your injuries. We will support you and advocate for you every step of the way through the entire legal process.
As your lawyers, we will:
- Demonstrate the other vessel operator was negligent by gathering thorough evidence.
- Show the full extent of your need for compensation.
- Negotiate aggressively to get you a fair settlement.
- Never back down from going to court, if necessary to get you the compensation you deserve.
Call us at 855.529.3366, or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to learn more about your options.