With many waterways and lakes sprinkled throughout, including a lake that shares its namesake, Eustis is the site of many maritime activities. When you or your loved ones experience injuries because of an unexpected incident while on the water, such as while fishing on East Crooked Lake, it can take an immense toll on your life. There are laws in place that can allow you to request money for your losses, helping to ease your burden as you recover.
A Eustis boat accident lawyer on our team welcomes the chance to work with you to create an effective strategy to seek a fair outcome. Whether that involves taking the claim to court and representing you at trial or picking up the phone to negotiate with the at-fault person or business, our personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and skills to help. We would be happy to talk to you about your situation and what we might be able to do to assist in accomplishing your legal goals.
Florida Statutes § 327.30 details essential laws that may apply when you are in a waterway crash. Under these rules, you may need to report the incident to a state or local authority (such as the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) if any of the following apply:
Additionally, you and those involved in the accident may need to exchange information, such as by giving your contact details to each other. If the owner of the damaged craft or structure (e.g., dock or trailer) is not present, the law may require you to locate them and provide your contact info.
We understand that going through a trauma, such as capsizing boat, on the waterways in Eustis can be challenging to experience and work through. On top of the emotional and psychological upset you may be enduring, you may also face logistical, legal, and financial struggles. Our boating collision attorneys have helped many Eustis residents pick up the pieces after a wreck on Lake Eustis or one of this city’s many other bodies of water.
With decades of experience fighting for people hurt in incidents involving vessels on or near Eustis’ waterways, our attorneys could provide you and your family with vital legal services. For example, we could help by demystifying complex laws, filing paperwork, and engaging in targeted negotiations. Our team could also locate critical evidence, such as crash reports, eyewitness testimony, and photographs, to build a case against the person or organization at fault.
We could also use our knowledge of laws and the local area to your advantage. For example, Fla. Stat. § 768.81 contains the Sunshine State’s comparative negligence laws, which may reduce a person’s settlement based on the percentage of fault they carry for the incident. We could take steps to anticipate and respond to legal arguments by those who caused the accident, and who may seek to prevent you from getting a fair financial award.
Likewise, we could also help you meet important court filing deadlines for the complaint and any motions or other documents throughout the case process. Depending on the circumstances, Fla. Stat. § 95.11 may require a person to assert their claim within two years after the incident occurs (subject to important exceptions). We could comb through the case record, identify the applicable dates, and take steps to safeguard your rights by submitting documents on time.
When you get hurt in a situation involving a kayak, canoe, speed boat, fishing vessel, or other watercraft, you may sustain serious injuries that can send you to the hospital and keep you from earning a living. When a negligent passenger, operator, or other person or business is the cause of the incident, you might be able to hold them accountable. If you win your lawsuit, you may have access to funds to cover things like your missed paychecks, medical bills, and repair costs.
Our skilled advocates understand your struggles and how frustrating it can feel to nearly drown, break bones, or sustain a concussion because of someone else’s recklessness. Reach out to a Eustis boat accident lawyer on our team today to set up an initial consultation.
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