- More than 1 million vessels are registered in Florida, making Florida the busiest and deadliest state in the nation for boating and boating accidents.
- Falling Overboard (38 percent)
- Contact with another vessel (57 percent)
- Accident with non-vessel (18 percent)
- Drowning (70 percent)
- Florida: 668
- California: 601
- Texas: 197
- Missouri: 168
- Arizona: 167
- Palm Beach
Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida is the boating capital of the United States, with more registered boats than anywhere in America, including California. Tragically, inexperienced and negligent boat operators also cause more serious and fatal boating accidents in South Florida than anywhere else in the country.
The Hollander Law Firm offers free and confidential appointments to anyone seeking the advice of a boating accident attorney in the Boca Raton area, as well as in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Naples and the Florida Keys.
Legally, boating accidents involve complex areas of law, and require specific knowledge and skills of a law firm familiar with local, state and federal regulations, as well as the regulations governing boating in international waters.
As a veteran trial attorney with two decades of experience in handling thousands of personal injury and wrongful death cases, Gregg Hollander has built a firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims in South Florida.
“Each Case is Personal” is not just a slogan, it is the founding principle of our firm and our primary focus as we build each case using the legal and medical professionals, investigators and other experts necessary to help fight for your rights and win the compensation you deserve.
Cruise ship accidents in Florida also require the care and attention of a veteran law firm with the knowledge, experience and resources to battle against large national and international corporations. Boca Raton boating accident attorney Gregg M. Hollander’s trial record and experience battling some of the nation’s largest corporations is an invaluable asset to victims of cruise ship and boating accidents.
In boating accidents, as in other injury cases, consulting an attorney in a timely fashion is vital to protecting your rights. Statute of Limitations and other time restrictions make it critical to seek timely legal advice.
South Florida boating accidents can be the result of a number of causes, including an inexperienced operator, operator error or boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs; defective or poorly maintained equipment; or a violation of boating, harbor or marina regulations.
In 2008, 54 people were killed in 668 Florida boating accidents, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Seven out of every 10 boat operators involved in Florida boating accidents had no formal boating education.
When a negligent boater’s actions cause an accident that leads to serious injury or death, a boating accident lawyer in the Boca Raton area who is experienced in handling personal injury or wrongful death cases can fight to ensure that the at-fault party is held responsible for their actions.
The Hollander Law firm offers free and confidential appointments to anyone involved in a South Florida boating accident. There are never any fees or costs associated with representing you unless we are successful in making a financial recovery on behalf of you and your family