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Your Trusted Boat Accident Attorneys in Florida

Florida’s sparkling waters offer unparalleled boating pleasure, yet they also pose risks that can lead to serious accidents. At Rue & Ziffra, our boat accident attorneys are well-versed in the challenges and complexities that arise from boating accidents in Volusia and Flagler counties. With a deep commitment to our community and an extensive track record of securing financial compensation for accident victims, we are your dedicated allies in navigating the aftermath of boating accidents.

Understanding the Risks on Florida’s Waters

The allure of Florida’s Atlantic coast is undeniable, but it’s important to be aware of the risks. The United States Coast Guard reports over 4,100 boating accidents annually, a significant number of which result in severe injuries or fatalities. From collisions with other vessels to capsizing incidents, the potential for danger is vast, emphasizing the need for experienced legal representation.

Common Boating Accidents in Florida

Our extensive experience covers a wide range of boating accidents, including:

  • Collisions: With vessels, fixed objects, or swimmers.
  • Capsizing and Overboard Incidents: Leading causes of boating-related fatalities.
  • Jet Ski Accidents: Where inexperience or recklessness can quickly escalate into serious accidents.
  • Water Skiing, Swimming, and Diving Mishaps: Where boaters’ negligence can result in injuries.

Factors Leading to Boating Accidents

We’ve identified several key factors contributing to boating accidents:

  • Alcohol Use and Operator Inattention: Impairment and distraction are leading causes of accidents.
  • Inadequate Maintenance and Equipment: Highlighting the importance of proper upkeep and appropriate gear.
  • Weather Conditions: Underestimating weather conditions can lead to accidents.
  • Speeding and Recklessness: Dangerous behaviors that significantly increase the risk of accidents.

Why Choose Rue & Ziffra?

  • Decades of Experience: Since 1976, we’ve represented victims in boating accident cases with a deep understanding of local laws and regulations.
  • Comprehensive Legal Support: Whether your accident involved a personal watercraft, a rented boat, or occurred during a recreational activity like water skiing, our team is prepared to assist.
  • Proven Track Record: Our success in securing compensation for medical bills, lost income, and emotional trauma speaks to our commitment to our clients.

Navigating Your Boating Accident Claim

Rue & Ziffra is dedicated to ensuring that victims of boating accidents receive the justice and compensation they deserve. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll these accidents can take on individuals and families. If you’ve been involved in a boating accident in Florida, our team is here to provide the expert legal guidance and support you need.

Contact us today to discuss your case and learn how we can help you on your journey to recovery. With Rue & Ziffra, you’re not just hiring an attorney; you’re gaining a team of advocates committed to your well-being.