YOU HURT? WE FIGHT! It's more than just our motto; it's our mission.

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​

Palatka Boating Accident Attorney

Boating Accidents in Putnam County

Putnam County is home to some of Florida’s best rivers and lakes. For many, nothing beats a day out on the water, whether fishing, wakeboarding, or simply enjoying all that nature has to offer. However, what can begin as a pleasant day of boating can quickly turn into a nightmare when others fail to act with reasonable care.

If you were injured in a boating accident caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. can help. You deserve justice, and our Palatka boating accident attorneys are ready to stand up for you and your right to a fair recovery. We represent clients throughout Putnam County, as well as all of Florida and Georgia, and have more than 100 years of collective experience that we are ready to put on your side.

Injured in a boating accident? Call (855) 933-3881 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation today.

Types of Boating Accident Cases We Handle

At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we represent clients who have been injured or who have lost loved ones in all types of recreational boating accidents.

We regularly handle cases involving:

  • Motorboat and speedboat accidents
  • Personal watercraft accidents (Jet Skis, Sea-Doos, WaveRunners, etc.)
  • Rental boats/personal watercraft
  • Drownings and near-drownings
  • Catastrophic injuries, including brain injuries and spine injuries
  • Defective vessels, parts, machinery, and equipment
  • Launch ramp accidents
  • Towing accidents
  • Collisions with swimmers and others in the water

This is not an exhaustive list; if you were injured or if your loved one was killed in any type of boating accident, please do not hesitate to contact our firm to learn how we can help.

Liability in Boating Accident Cases

Determining who is liable for an accident and, therefore, your damages can be difficult. However, it is a critical element of a successful boating accident claim. Our attorneys work with a team of six in-house investigators to reconstruct accidents and identify the liable party/parties.

Some of the potentially liable parties in a given boat accident claim include:

  • Another boater or personal watercraft operator
  • A boat/personal watercraft rental company
  • A passenger on another boat/personal watercraft
  • The owner of a vessel or the entity that leases it
  • The manufacturer of a defective vessel, part, or piece of equipment

In most cases, our first step in identifying who is liable for your damages is determining how the accident occurred. Often, negligence plays a key role in these accidents. For example, boaters may be distracted, inexperienced, or intoxicated when operating a vessel and may cause a serious crash as a result. A negligent boat rental company may fail to conduct appropriate maintenance or repairs, leading to mechanical failure.

Our Palatka boating accident attorneys are well-versed in the many complexities involved in establishing and proving liability in these types of cases. We understand what it takes to evaluate the full extent of your damages, identify the liable party, and clearly and effectively present this information to the insurance company and/or a jury. Our aggressive approach has helped us successfully secure financial compensation on behalf of countless individuals who, through no fault of their own, were severely injured in boating accidents throughout Putnam County and beyond.

Fighting Tooth & Nail for You

When you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you need a dedicated team that’s ready to stand up for you and your rights. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we fight tirelessly to maximize our clients’ recoveries and secure the full compensation they are owed for their economic and non-economic damages. Depending on the details of your case, this might include compensation for your current and future medical bills, current and future lost wages, disability, inconvenience, pain and suffering, and lost quality of life.

As your neighborhood attorney, we are dedicated to making our community a safer place. We also strive to ensure that you have a positive experience with our firm. Throughout the legal process, we are always available and will provide consistent updates on the status of your case. We even give our clients our personal cell phone numbers so that they can always reach us when they need us most.

Call (855) 933-3881 today to request a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney. There are no fees unless we win your case!

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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