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Serving Accident & Injury Victims for Over 20 Years

"Whether it's a whiplash, serious injury or wrongful death case, we pride ourselves on representing you with the personal service and aggressive representation that you expect and deserve!" -Attorney Ron Sholes​

Orange Park Boating Accident Lawyer

Boating & Personal Watercraft Accidents in Clay County

For many Floridians, nothing beats a day out on the water. Unfortunately, what begins as a fun day of boating can quickly turn into a nightmare when others fail to follow basic safety measures. All too often, negligent and reckless boaters cause devastating accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities.

At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we represent individuals who have suffered due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or unlawful conduct. At our Orange Park office, we handle a wide range of boating accident claims and lawsuits on behalf of the injured, including cases involving recreational speedboats, powerboats, fishing boats, Jet Skis, Sea-Doos, WaveRunners, swimmers, towing accidents, and more.

If you were hurt in a boating accident near Orange Park, FL, contact the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. today at (855) 933-3881 for a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney.

What Are the Main Causes of Boating Accidents?

Simply put, most boating accidents result from negligence. Because it is a fun, recreational activity, many people have relatively lax attitudes when it comes to boating safety. It is not uncommon to see boaters consuming alcohol, speeding, or engaging in any number of reckless activities while out on the water. Sadly, this can have tragic consequences.

Some of the main causes of boating accidents include:

  • Intoxication
  • Operator inexperience
  • Distracted boating
  • Speeding
  • Failure to keep a lookout
  • Improper towing
  • Collisions with objects in the water
  • Hazardous waters

Not all boating accidents are the result of another person’s negligence, however. Sometimes, mechanical failures or defective parts can cause serious accidents and injuries. Faulty safety equipment, such as lifejackets, can also cause or contribute to catastrophic injuries, such as near-drownings and brain injuries, as well as fatalities.

Who Is Liable for Boating Accidents?

Determining who is liable for a boating accident is a critical element of your personal injury claim—but it can also be very complicated. Even when a case seems relatively straightforward, proving liability may require gathering the right evidence, evaluating this evidence, and effectively presenting it to a judge or jury.

At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we work with a team of on-staff investigators who help us determine exactly how a boating accident occurred, what factors were at play, and, most importantly, who is liable for your damages.

Depending on the specifics of your situation, the liable party could be one of the following:

  • Another boater or operator of a personal watercraft
  • The company that owns, leases, or rents the other vessel
  • The manufacturer of a defective vessel or specific mechanical part
  • The manufacturer or distributor of a piece of boating equipment
  • A passenger on another vessel
  • Another third party, such as a swimmer or the parent/guardian of an underage boat operator

At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we firmly believe that you should not have to simply suffer the consequences of someone else’s negligence on your own. If you were gravely injured or if someone you love died in a boating accident, we can help you fight for the recovery and justice you are owed.

Over a Century of Combined Legal Experience

When it comes to personal injury litigation, there is no substitute for experience. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., our Orange Park boating accident attorneys have more than 100 years of combined legal experience and a proven track record of success in complex accident and injury claims. We understand the challenges you are facing, as well as the difficulties that still lay ahead. That is why our team offers caring, personalized guidance and aggressive advocacy tailored to your unique needs, concerns, and goals.

When you choose our firm, you receive direct access to your legal team every step of the way; we even provide our clients with their attorney’s direct cell phone number and we always answer all phone calls to the firm 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you reach out to us, you always get a real, live person who is ready to answer your questions and guide you on the next steps.

After a devastating boat or personal watercraft accident, let our firm help you get back on your feet. As your neighborhood attorney, we truly care about you and your recovery. We are ready to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve so that you can simply focus on healing and moving forward with your life.

Speak to an attorney at our firm today; call our office at (855) 933-3881 or submit a free online case evaluation form to get started with a complimentary consultation.

Why Hire Us

  • No Fees Unless We Win

    We work on a contingent basis, which means you do not pay a dime unless we make a recovery.

  • Maximizing Your Recovery

    Navigating a personal injury claim is like a chess match. It's about determination, commitment, and a will to win! We don’t just talk about maximizing claims and delivering results, we do it!

  • Personal Service

    We have a team of client care specialists and an owner that demands every client be treated like family. This means frequent contact and updates by the legal team to help put your mind at ease.

  • Legal Advice & Counsel

    We understand the importance of providing you sound legal advice and counsel throughout the claims process. Our attorneys and support staff communicate with you about your health and your claim throughout the process.

  • Experienced Legal Team

    Our team includes over 20 attorneys with over 200 years of combined experience, numerous investigators and medical staff, and more than 100 professional support staff.

  • Convenient Locations

    We’re your neighborhood law firm, not a downtown law firm. With fully staffed offices in several Northeast Florida counties and Jacksonville offices in Arlington, Northside, Westside, and Southside, we’re here for you!

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Take the First Step in Your Recovery

Call The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. at 855-WE-FIGHT or fill out and submit our online contact form to request a free initial consultation today. We look forward to hearing your story and sharing how we can help you get back on your feet.

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