For Miami Beach residents and visitors alike, the warm local waters are a big attraction and a source of pleasure and relaxation. Unfortunately, watercraft accidents sometimes injure passengers or swimmers—in some cases leading to serious, long-term consequences.
If you suffered a severe injury in a Miami Beach watercraft accident, you should discuss your situation as soon as possible with an experienced and caring personal injury attorney. Whether your accident involved a commercial or a private boat, a speedboat or a sailboat, a jet ski or a cruise ship, if the injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence (or by a defective product) you may be able to receive compensation for your resulting medical bills and lost wages, as well as for your pain and suffering. If the accident caused property damage—such as damage to your boat from a collision with another watercraft—you should be able to get compensated for that, as well.
Even if you were partly at fault in causing the accident, you may be able to get partial compensation proportionate to the other party’s share of the fault. This may become extremely important, in particular with catastrophic injuries that lead to life-long impairment such as disfigurement, loss of limbs, or traumatic spinal cord or brain injuries.
Occasionally, watercraft accidents lead to fatalities. If someone in your family tragically lost his or her life in such an accident, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.
If you or someone you love was the victim of a watercraft accident in the Miami Beach area, whether you are a local resident or a tourist, you would benefit from the insight and aggressive representation of an experienced local personal injury attorney. As you struggle to recover from your injuries or to process your loss, an attorney whom you trust can take over the investigation of the accident, the collection of key evidence, the negotiations with insurance companies representatives, the proper filing of necessary paperwork, and all the other processes that will ultimately lead to financial compensation for the harm you have suffered.
At Esquenazi Law, we are dedicated to helping our clients focus on their future. We offer years of experience in the local court system, professional negotiation and advocacy skills, in-depth knowledge of Florida tort laws, an understanding of defense and insurance company tactics, and a proven track record of successful outcomes in personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Our initial consultation is free, and we don’t get paid unless we obtain compensation for our clients.