Boat Accidents Attorney In Gainesville

Boat Accidents Attorney In Gainesville

Do you know which state leads the nation in boating fatalities every year?

If you said Florida, you would be correct. According the 2011 report compiled by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, our state reported more boating deaths than California and Texas combined. Generally speaking, boating accidents are caused by many of the same factors as auto collisions, thus many of the same precautions must be taken to ensure a safe day on the water. In turn, injuries usually happen because of someone's carelessness, reckless behavior or negligence. If you or a loved one were injured in a boating or personal watercraft accident, you may be entitled to seek restitution for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and physical rehabilitation.

At Schackow & Mercadante, our personal injury lawyers can provide important legal advice for boating accidents caused by:

  • Driver Negligence
  • Passenger or Skier Inattention
  • Operator Inexperience
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Lack of Safety Equipment
  • Defective Design or Parts
  • Distracted Boat Operations
  • Failure to Observe Speed Limits


Admiralty and Maritime Law Florida

Whether you were injured on a charter boat while fishing offshore or in a Jet Ski collision at the lake, complex legal and safety issues may be involved. Similar to other types of accidents involving personal injury, no one formula fits all situations. What doesn't change is the need for immediate legal advice. All successful representation begins with a thorough investigation to protect the evidence, interview witnesses and reconstruct the events that preceded the incident. If you accident occurred on virtually anything that floats, your claim may be governed by Admiralty and Maritime Laws. To learn more, call toll free at 1-877-798-7700 or use this website's convenient 24/7 Contact Us form for a prompt response from our Gainesville law firm.

DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of personal injury or wrongful death. Victims should seek immediate legal counsel following any serious accident or injury.

The Law Offices of Schackow & Mercadante, P.A. proudly serve the Central / North Florida residents of Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and Ocala.

I was referred to Mr. Mercadante by a friend after being rear-ended in 12/12. After meeting with Mr. Mercadante and his associates/staff I was able to turn all insurance paperwork and decisions over to their office. I was treated with kindness, care and was always able to talk to someone when needed. Becasue they did such a great job all I had to do was work on getting better. I would recommend this office to anyone needing to file a personal injury case. Mr. Mercadante was able to get me a fair settlement and I WOULD NOT hesitate to use this office again. Check them out. I am sure that you will be just as satisfied. The entire staff goes above and beyond. Thank you all!!

Linda Payne

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