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Boating Accidents

Tampa Boating Accident Attorneys

Experienced Florida Boat Accident Lawyers Serving Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Bradenton, Spring Hill and New Port Richey


Florida is a water sport mecca.  Boats and jet ski’s by the hundreds of thousands operate regularly on our lakes, oceans, and inland waterways.  Most of these boats are operated for pleasure and recreation, by persons who are untrained in the rules of navigation and who have had no formal training or testing in the operation of watercraft.  Mix all that with quickly changing weather conditions, and alcohol, and it is easy to understand why people are involved in serious Florida boat accidents with alarming frequency. Understanding liability in a Florida boat accident will help you determine if pursing a lawsuit with a Florida boat accident lawyer is right for you.

The primary practice area of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett encompasses the west coast of Florida (Gulf of Mexico) counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Citrus and Hernando.  In our close to forty years of practice, our boating accident attorneys have represented many persons injured (or killed) as the result of boating, jet ski, and recreational water sport collisions.  As boating accident attorneys ,know the importance of a thorough examination of the “equipment” involved, as well as the area of the incident.  Our boating accident attorneys also understand that navigational considerations are important to determining liability.  In many such cases, the laws of “Admiralty” will control.  This specialized area of the law establishes “the rules of the road” for boaters, and can be the controlling body of law in the case.  Where the case is tried, including whether it is to be tried in a Federal forum is also a consideration.  

If you have been involved in a Florida boat accident, contact an experienced Florida boat accident lawyer atCarlson Meissner today for a free consultation. Our Florida boat accident lawyers will fight for you.