Admiralty & Maritime Law Attorneys
Nationally-Recognized Maritime Lawyers in Florida
Recreational boating, cruise ships, and water sports are a great way to pass the time, particularly in the summer months – but unfortunately, many of these fun activities can come with safety hazards. According to data collected by the U.S. Coast Guard in 2018, there were over 4,145 boating accidents in that year alone, causing thousands of catastrophic injuries and at least 600 deaths.
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one while boating, our admiralty and maritime law attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen offer the knowledge and experience to help you get the compensation to which you are entitled. Based in Florida, we work hard to fight for clients who need our help with maritime lawsuits.
Contact us today at (866) 629-1061 to start exploring your legal options with a free consultation.
What Causes Boating Accidents?
Boating accidents can be caused by any number of factors, but according to the U.S. Coast Guard, several causes stood above the rest. Primarily, these accidents are caused by inattentive boat operators and excessive speed, as well as failure to have appropriate lookouts on the boat. If you suffered life-altering, serious accident or injuries as a direct result of a negligent boat operator or crew member, you could be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries or losses.
Some of the main ways that inattentive boat and recreational vehicle operators can contribute to boating accidents:
- Operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol (OUI)
- Lack of experience or skill in operating a watercraft
- Disobeying rules and norms in heavily-populated waterways, such as docks and bays
- Failing to offer appropriate safety equipment
Maritime Product Liability Cases
Another common cause for boating accidents is mechanical failure, which often stems from defective engine parts or other products. Because boats and personal watercrafts (PWCs) are exceptionally complicated and federal maritime law often governs these claims, maritime product liability cases can also be a complex and difficult process, requiring an in-depth understanding of how these machines operate.
Typically, maritime product liability claims are brought on one or more of the following grounds:
- Defective or missing safety equipment
- Faulty or negligent design
- Implied warranty
When you work with Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, you will be able to take advantage of our wealth of knowledge and decades of designated experience as trial lawyers in these areas. We are very familiar with all the relevant laws in boating, maritime, and admiralty cases, including the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA), Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Act and the Jones Act and the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA).
We also know boating and international maritime law because we’re a litigation law firm located in Florida with miles of coastline and extensive network of inland lakes, canals and rivers. As our client, you gain from what we have learned pursuing justice for local cases in Florida, no matter where you’re located across the United States.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating, maritime or cruise industry incident, contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen for a free consultation on your case, or call (866) 629-1061.
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.