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 (561) 861-1118 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 (561) 861-1118 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
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement Achieved for Family Involved in a Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat a Heart Attack

    After successfully opening and stenting a 53-year-old man's blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Victim of Nursing Medical Malpractice

    A middle-aged woman was in a hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.

  • Hotel & Resort Liability Eight-Figure Settlement in Premises Liability Case

    A Massachusetts man was visiting Key West, Fla. for vacation. During his time at a resort restaurant and bar, the tourist jumped into the water adjacent to the property and severely injured his neck, leaving him quadriplegic.

  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Judgment on Behalf of Miami Doctor $1,750,000

    A $1.75 million vehicle collision judgment in Volusia County on behalf of a Miami doctor who was permanently injured as a result of an automobile accident.

  • 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 Against Vision Air $5,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict in Nevada federal court against Vision Airlines to recover unpaid hazard pay on behalf of the pilots and flight attendants who operated Vision’s Air Bridge into the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Jury Verdict for Palm Beach County Residents $19,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict on behalf of residents of Palm Beach County, Florida, whose citrus trees were cut down by the state as part of its program directed toward the elimination of citrus canker.

  • 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

A Legacy of Getting Justice

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