The Sunshine State is surrounded by water on three sides and features numerous bodies of water, including nearly 8,000 lakes and 60 rivers. This, coupled with an average of nearly 240 days of sun each year, makes Florida a wonderful place to be on the water when the weather is warm. Unfortunately, more boats on the water also mean a greater risk for boating accidents. In 2019, Florida led the nation in recreational boating accidents(opens in a new tab) with 679 reported, including 55 fatality accidents that resulted in a total of 62 deaths. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a boating accident, a qualified boat accident attorney from The Ruth Law Team can help to ensure that medical and other expenses are covered.

The last thing you need when you’re recovering from injury or mourning the loss of a loved one is to get railroaded by insurance providers looking to delay or deny your claims until you simply give up in frustration. Our knowledgeable and caring team has the experience to fight on your behalf, giving you the best opportunity to negotiate a fair settlement. As your expert boat accident laywers, The Ruth Law Team will guide you through the process of recovering maximum compensation. Contact us today at (888) 783-8378 or online to speak with an experienced boat injury lawyer to learn how we can help you.

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Our Boating Accident Case Results

$60,000

Boating Accident Settlement

$60,000 paid to our client who was involved in a boating accident.
$1,795,000

Car Accident Trial Verdict

In May 2019, a Pinellas County jury awarded our client $1.795 million after her car accident in which she suffered injuries to her neck resulting in surgery.
$250,000

Head-On Collision with Commercial Truck

Settlement for victim injured when hit head on by commercial truck. She experienced significant injuries including compound fracture of tibia and fibula that broke through the skin requiring surgical repair.
$688,000

Car Accident Trial Verdict

When our client was hit by a distracted driver on I-4, the insurance company did not want to pay him a fair settlement for his injuries. We went to trial in May 2019 and obtained a $688,000 verdict from a Hillsborough county jury, which is… read more?
$275,000

Driver Rear Ended While Stopped in Traffic

Verdict of $275K obtained for a driver rear ended at high rate of speed while stopped in traffic for a school bus. Our client sustained significant injury to his knee, resulting in surgery as well… read more?
$420,000

Car Collision with Garbage Truck

Recovery for victim who was severely injured in a car collision with a garbage truck. Victim’s vehicle completely crushed. Our client had a TMJ injury that required surgery.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

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At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

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Once you decide that The Ruth Law Team is the right option to represent you, we will begin the process of submitting your claim.

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Common Causes of Boating Accidents

While boating is often a fun pastime, accidents are not uncommon, and you may find yourself in need of a boat injury lawyer. How do you know when it’s time to contact an experienced boat accident attorney from The Ruth Law Team?

If the person driving the boat you’re on is inattentive at the wrong moment, the result could be a collision, capsized boat, or another accident in which someone gets hurt, or worse, loses their life. There are several common causes of boating accidents that could be grounds for a settlement if you suffer injury or the loss of a loved one. These could include:

There are many potential causes of boating accidents. If you were injured in an accident, it’s best to speak with a professional boat accident attorney about potential compensation to cover medical and other costs.

Jet Ski Injuries and Accident Claims

Jet skis are often a fun and exciting activity that many people enjoy doing while out on the water. Unfortunately, sometimes the fun can lead to an accident and cause injuries. Many times, injuries sustained from jet ski activities can be even more severe than those caused from boating accidents because the rider is often fully exposed and vulnerable.

Many situations from jet ski accidents are contributed to rider negligence, but there are circumstances where faulty equipment, defective parts, or another vessel can cause damages and injuries. This could lead to a host of potential parties that can be held liable for damages including the manufacturer, jet ski rental company, or even the negligent operator. In any situation, seeking proper legal counsel is a good starting point which is one more reason why The Ruth Law Team is here to help you.

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Contact an Experienced Boating Accident Attorney

When a boating accident upends your life, leaving you injured or mourning the loss of a loved one, the experience is understandably overwhelming. You need an experienced and compassionate legal partner to take on the burden of fighting for the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on what matters most – recovering and returning to your life.

The experts at The Ruth Law Team are pleased to offer decades of experience in settling cases like yours. We’re available 24/7 to guide you through the process and support you at every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and find out how we can get to work on your case as quickly as possible.

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About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 783-8378. Our lines are open 24/7.

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