Florida Boat Accident Attorneys

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Legal Representation for Boating Injury Victims in Florida

Florida has the second-longest coastline in the United States, offering an abundance of recreational boating opportunities. The port of Miami is considered to be the cruise ship capital of the world and the cargo gateway of the Americas.

Along with the opportunities and fun that come with water-based activities comes the risk of serious injuries. When you’ve been injured during a boating accident in Florida, you need experienced boat injury attorneys to bring your claim against those responsible.

The Florida boating accident and injury attorneys at Rivkind Law are equipped to handle many different types of boating accident cases statewide.

Maritime Laws and Regulations for Boating Accidents in Florida

Many people – and lawyers alike– do no know that when a boating accident occurs on a public waterway in Florida, it falls under federal admiralty jurisdiction. This means that sometimes your case must be brought under the Florida Federal courts.

A separate set of laws applies to the injuries sustained from boating or cruise ship accidents. An experienced maritime attorney will know which standards to use when bringing your claim to court.

Maritime law is also a specialized area of law which, in some states, requires attorneys to hold additional certification to be permitted to practice maritime law in Federal court. The experienced Florida boat accident attorneys at Rivkind Law are certified and experienced to represent your boating injury accident claim.

Common Causes of Boating Injuries and Accidents in Florida

With many people from all over the world traveling to Florida to participate in their water-based tourism and recreational activities, there are a number of common causes of boating accidents we have seen. These causes include:


If an operator of a boat acted in a thoughtless or reckless manner that caused injury, harm, or death to another individual, they may be held liable in a negligence lawsuit. Negligent behavior causing boating accidents include:

  • Operating a boat at an excessively high speed
  • Failure to have boating safety equipment on board
  • Hitting a large wave or wake at an excessively fast speed
  • Colliding with another boat or object in the water
  • Operating an overcrowded boat

Boating Under the Influence

In Florida, it is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If the other party involved in your boating accident injury was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, contact a Florida boating injury attorney immediately.

Wreckless Boating Operation

When boating in the state of Florida, you must operate your boat “in a reasonable and prudent manner with regard for other vessel traffic, posted restrictions, the presences of a divers-down flag, and other circumstances.”

If you were injured in a boating accident due to the boat operator operating the boat or vessel recklessly, you may have a claim to a boating injury lawsuit.

Boating Worker Injury

If you were working on a boat resulting in injury due to your employer operating the boat negligently, call a certified boating worker accident attorney to see if you have a valid claim.

Common Types of Florida Boating Accidents

Our Florida boating accident and injury attorneys have experience representing clients that have been injured in the following type of boating accidents:

If you or a loved one have been in a boating accident and have suffered harm, death or injury, call an experienced boating injury attorney today.

Common Types of Boats Involved in Florida Boating Accidents

Boating accidents are not just limited to cruise ships. The Florida boat accident attorneys at Rivkind Law have experience representing client injuries from the following type of water vessels:

If you have been injured while traveling or working on any of the aforementioned water vessels, you may have a case. Contact an experienced boating accident and maritime law attorney.

How Can Our Florida Boating Accident Attorneys Help?

The boating accident attorneys at Rivkind Law have years of experience fighting for personal injury and wrongful death claims due to boating accidents in Maimi, Florida, and nationwide. We can help you recover compensation for injuries sustained in a boat while on a Florida public waterway.

Our Florida boating accident lawyers at Rivkind Law, are dedicated to not only serving those accident victims in South Florida and worldwide boating accidents but also advocating for better boating safety laws and regulations. Contact our boating accident attorneys online or call us at (866) 627-3676 for a free consultation.


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Brett Rivkind is a lawyer that not only cares but also a lawyer that makes a difference. Whether its speaking in congress to help promote safety awareness in legislation or representing clients in court seeking compensation for their injuries, Brett Rivkind is passionate about his dedication toward both promoting safety at sea and helping clients in need who have been harmed at sea.

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