Accidents and Injuries on the Water
Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Boating Accident Victims
Between the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Coast, the Jacksonville area has hundreds of miles of Florida coastline. Duval and St. Johns counties are homes to ports, shipping terminals, and tens of thousands of commercial and recreational watercraft. That also means, however, that this area experiences a much higher than average incidence of boating accidents and injuries on the water. If you’ve been injured while operating a boat or working on a vessel in the Florida waterways, the personal injury lawyers at the Jacksonville Law Office of Craig Gibbs can help you receive compensation for your injuries. Contact our Duval County office immediately to discuss your case.
Boating Accidents in Florida
If you’re injured in a boating accident, a personal watercraft accident, or while working on a ship, while on Florida’s extensive waterways, a personal injury case will generally fall within the jurisdiction of the local court, unlike in Jones Act and/or Longshore and Harborworkers’ Act claims. The same applies to other types of boating incidents, such as:
- Waterskiing Accidents
- Injuries caused by jet skis and wave runners
- Scuba diving accidents
- Injuries due to fires aboard boats
- Collisions with fixed objects
- Boating under the influence accidents
- Capsized Vessels
- Accidents resulting in wrongful death
Personal injuries that occur on the water often involve hospitalization, doctor visits, rehabilitation, medication, and even surgery. And the medical expenses associated with this care can be astronomical. If you are an accident victim, you should be reimbursed for all damages and costs associated with the accident and compensated for your lost wages, pain and suffering. Contact the personal injury lawyers at the Northeastern FL Law office of Craig Gibbs.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Jacksonville-Saint Augustine
If you’ve been injured in a boating accident or in an incident occurring on the water, you need to act quickly. Make your medical needs your first priority, but then contact an attorney that has over thirty years of experience providing recoveries to individuals who have been injured on our Florida waterways. Contact the personal injury team at the Law Office of Craig Gibbs.
To schedule an appointment with one of North Florida’s preeminent personal injury firms, call (904)396-4499.
The personal injury attorneys of the Law Office of Craig Gibbs proudly serve the communities of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Gainesville, Callahan, Yulee, Ponte Vedra Beach, Green Cove Springs, Amelia Island, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Middleburg, St. Augustine, Fernandina Beach, Hilliard, Palatka, Mayport, Neptune Beach, Palatka, Duval County, Clay County, St. Johns County, Nassau County, Baker County, Putnam County, Mayport Naval Station, and Jacksonville Naval Air Station (NAS-Jacks). Contact us today.