"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
Starke Boating Accident Attorney
Boating Accidents in Bradford County
Many residents of Bradford County enjoy fishing and boating on Lake Sampson, Crosby Lake, and other waterways in the area. Unfortunately, not all boaters are careful while out on the water. If you or someone you love was involved in a boating accident caused by another person or party’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
From our office in Starke, the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. provides compassionate and aggressive legal representation for injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed throughout Bradford County. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we understand the many complexities involved in these types of claims—and we know how to effectively present your case in our efforts to secure the maximum compensation you deserve.
How Do Boating Accidents Happen & Who Is Liable?
Liability is an important element of any personal injury claim, including those involving boating accidents. It is also almost invariably linked with how the accident occurred. Typically, to determine who was liable for the accident, our attorneys evaluate how the accident happened. This allows us to identify which party (if any) acted negligently, recklessly, or unlawfully.
Boating accidents can happen due to a wide variety of factors. Some of the leading causes of boating and personal watercraft accidents include:
- Operator inexperience/inattention
- Failure to keep a lookout
- Unsafe weather/water conditions
- Excessive speed
- Navigational rule violations
- Hazards in the water
- Improper towing
- Defective vessels/parts
- Mechanical failures
- Improper maintenance or repairs
Depending on how the accident occurred, any number of people or parties could be liable, including another boat or personal watercraft operator, a boat rental company, a manufacturer, and more.
Recovering Compensation for Your Damages
Sadly, boating accidents tend to result in catastrophic injuries, including near-drownings, brain injuries, spine injuries, and more. Many of these injuries ultimately prove fatal. Those who survive face a long, uphill battle when it comes to both their physical and financial recovery.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we fight for maximum compensation for our clients. We may be able to recover the following damages on your behalf:
- Medical bills for immediate and ongoing treatment and care
- Future medical expenses and lost earnings
- Lost income/wages related to your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life
- Inconvenience and disfigurement
If your loved one died in a boating accident, we may be able to help you recover additional damages—including funeral/burial costs, the value of support and services provided by your loved one, loss of love and companionship, and more—through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Put Over 100 Years of Collective Experience on Your Side
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., our team has the experience, resources, and skills to effectively advocate for you. After a serious boating accident, our firm is there to help you get back on your feet. We don’t just settle for the first lowball offer; instead, we fight for the maximum compensation you deserve, even if that means taking your case to trial.
Our Starke boating accident attorneys are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a client, you can expect to receive personal attention and consistent communication every step of the way. Because we offer contingency fees, you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless/until we recover compensation for you.