Diving Accidents

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

Boca Raton Diving Accident Lawyers

Helping Injured Scuba Divers Fight for Compensation

Drawn by the promise of warm weather and beautiful coastlines, tourists and Florida residents alike may end up in bad situations if their diving trips have unexpected dangers. These incidents may be rare in number, leading to little news coverage, but this is mainly because scuba diving itself is a rare hobby.

Companies that advertise scuba trips and attractions tend to focus more on the rewards than the fact that diving is so dangerous it requires a license. If your injuries were caused by a lack of warnings, inadequate supervision, gear malfunctions, or any other problem that was not your fault, we want to help you find justice. We work with divers to calculate their losses after an accident, so they can ask for the maximum possible compensation.

Get a tough Boca Raton team on your side. Call (866) 629-1061 to schedule your free consultation with one of our diving accident attorneys.

Holding Negligent Parties Responsible for Diving Accidents

All divers rely on others to help them return safely to shore after each trip, untrained divers more so than others. When you go out with a scuba diving guide, you are literally entrusting them with your life. Our attorneys can investigate a diver’s training and operations to help you find evidence of liability in accidents caused by:

  • Dangerous water or weather conditions
  • Failure to maintain gear
  • Lack of proper medical screening
  • Inadequate supervision/dive buddy negligence
  • Insufficient rescue attempts
  • Boat operator error
  • Boat drive-offs
  • Out-of-air emergencies
  • Injury by dangerous sea life
  • Nitrogen narcosis
  • Rapid ascent and decompression sickness (the bends)

With all the gear needed for safe scuba diving, the liability may rest with a manufacturer or designer rather than anyone who was with you at the time of the dive. Our team knows how to evaluate accidents for signs of:

  • Boat malfunction or breakdown
  • Scuba tank defects
  • Rebreather device defects
  • Regulator defects
  • Buoyancy control malfunction
  • Dive computer failure
  • Hose ruptures
  • Uncontrolled inflation leading to rapid ascent

When issues like these contribute to diving accidents, you need a lawyer who understands the technical aspects of scuba diving. Our team brings in industry experts and medical professionals to assist with these cases.

We Can Handle Complex Scuba Diving Claims

Diving injuries can, unfortunately, change a victim’s life. They can result in permanent disabilities or cause you to miss weeks or months of work. Our attorneys have the skill and resources to help you if you’re dealing with the complications of:

  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pulmonary barotrauma
  • Immersion pulmonary edema
  • Arterial gas embolism
  • Anoxic brain injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Infection or amputation due to animal attack
  • Drowning

Injuries that disrupt your daily life can cause serious losses, ranging from lost wages to medical expenses to the potential for future complications. Your settlement or verdict should cover all these expenses and make it possible for you to support yourself as you recover and look toward the future.

Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen Offers Effective Representation

Our lawyers understand that surviving a serious diving accident can be traumatic. It may be hard to take care of your daily needs while you are recovering, much less advocate for yourself. That’s why we offer all-around support. Our attorneys will take the time to listen to your story and your needs. Then, we can offer honest guidance and create a personalized strategy to help you secure the compensation you need.

Whether you’re bringing a lawsuit against an individual or a big company, our firm has the resources to see your case through until the end. We can handle claims that necessitate knowledge of maritime law and help you navigate other procedural requirements. If you are looking for help moving forward after your diving accident, we are here.

Call Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen at (866) 629-1061 to schedule a free consultation. We have proudly been serving clients in and around Boca Raton for over 30 years.

A Legacy of Compassion & Excellence

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Personal Injury Miami-Dade College Parking Garage Collapse
  • Bal Harbour Residential Building Collapse Confidential Settlement
  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

    A Punta Gorda, Florida woman in her forties visited an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a check-up due to fatigue. After performing a brief examination, the doctor at the facility recommended that she undergo parathyroid surgery, however he did not order the necessary radiological scan that determines which side of her neck should be operated on. Without that information available, the surgeon began on the wrong side of her neck and did not realize his error until they were well into the procedure.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Woman Who Lost Her Leg After Misdiagnosis

    A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital after she slipped and fell, injuring her leg and causing severe pain. During her treatment, the hospital staff failed to notice that the impact had caused a blood clot behind her knee, which was restricting circulation to the rest of her leg. Over time, the untreated clot cut off blood flow to the point where her leg was beyond saving and needed amputation.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Family of Mother Who Died During Childbirth

    In 2015, a 23-year-old mother began experiencing severe complications while giving birth in Charlotte County, Florida. The hospital’s staff did not give her the attention she needed, and failed to realize that her complications required an emergency transfer to a Sarasota County Hospital, which had the needed staff and equipment to treat her. The mother and her unborn child eventually died in the hospital.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Misdiagnosis of a Blood Clot

    A 68-year-old man was complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red, and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family.

  • Medical Malpractice Over $1 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

    A middle-aged man had a history of an aortic aneurysm. His plan was to fly to Stanford University, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. Rather than starting the transfer to Stanford the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

A Legacy of Favorable Results We'll Fight to Get Your Family the Best Possible Outcome

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