Boat Accidents

Following a serious boat accident, you need a skilled Tampa personal injury attorney at your side as soon as possible. Distasio Law Firm is a personal injury law firm handling boating accident claims for clients throughout Tampa and the surrounding areas in Florida. Our highly experienced legal team, led by accident attorney Scott Distasio, will aggressively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf if you or someone you know has been injured in a Tampa boat accident.

In Tampa, boating is a favorite pastime of many residents. Every year, countless people decide to venture out into the ocean on boats, sail boats, yachts, speed boats, motor boats, cruisers, and jet skis. When people are boating, they must adhere to admiral and maritime laws that are somewhat similar to the laws a person would obey while driving. These laws exist to protect the safety and well-being of both boat operators and passengers.

While operating a boat, people must adhere to these laws, or they can face criminal prosecution. Additionally, if people fail to obey maritime laws, and they cause a boat accident, they may be considered liable for any injuries or property damage other parties sustain. Boat operators who do not follow the law are regarded as negligent and may be susceptible to legal action.

Boating Accident Statistics

  • In 2006, over 2/3 of boating accident victims drowned.
  • From 2005 to 2006, the number of boating accident deaths and injuries increased.
  • In 2006, 70% of boating accidents occurred on boats where the operator did not have significant boat operating experience or boat safety instruction.
  • Alcohol consumption is the number one cause of boating accidents and boat accident fatalities in the United States.

Need a lawyer for an injury case in Tampa, FL?

Did your Tampa boat accident occur because of negligence on the part of the boat owner, another boat driver, or other third party? You may be able to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party in order to recover financial damages for the injuries you have sustained. Tampa boat accident lawyer Scott Distasio is here to help. With experience in Tampa personal injury claims and boat accident injuries, Mr. Distasio can handle your claim and give you the aggressive representation that you need to recover maximum compensation.

You may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, future medical care, pain and suffering and emotional trauma. As a Tampa boating accident victim, you may be facing extensive medical care and expensive treatments. At Distasio Law Firm, we believe the negligent party should be held responsible for what they have done. For more information about boating accident injuries and your rights, contact Tampa boat accident attorney Scott Distasio today!