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Panama City Boating Accident Attorneys

Helping You Seek Compensation for Your Injuries

Florida has more recreational boats than any other state in the country. With its hundreds of miles of coastline and numerous rivers and lakes, it is easy to understand why. Unfortunately, the popularity of boating in Florida also means that boating accidents are relatively common. Our team at Perry & Young, P.A. has helped many boating accident victims in Panama City and throughout the state recover from their injuries.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (850) 215-7777.

Common Causes of Boating Accidents

Like accidents involving cars and trucks, boating accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common include the following:

  • Inexperience – Operating a boat safely requires some degree of experience. Unfortunately, many people do not have the skills or knowledge necessary to safely operate a boat.
  • Intoxication – Boating and alcohol do not mix. In fact, the Coast Guard reports that alcohol use is the leading cause of fatal boating accidents.
  • Inattention – Boating requires constant attention to the water, weather, and other vessels. When a boat operator is not paying attention to what is going on around them, serious accidents can occur.
  • Equipment Failure – Just like cars and trucks, boats can experience equipment failure. When this occurs, it can cause the boat to lose control, collide with another vessel, or even sink.
  • Recklessness – Just like drivers, boat operators have a duty to operate their vessels in a safe manner. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result.

What Kind of Injuries Do Boating Accidents Cause?

Boating accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries. In many cases, these injuries are severe enough to require medical treatment and keep victims out of work for an extended period of time. Some of the more common injuries that people sustain in boating accidents include:

Boating accident victims are often entitled to significant compensation for these and other losses. The best way to ensure that you recover the full value of your losses is to retain an attorney who is familiar with handling boating accident cases.

Common Types of Boating Accidents

Boating accidents can occur in a variety of ways, some of which may not even involve a collision. Some of the more common ways that people are injured in boating accidents include:

  • Collisions with other boats – Collisions between boats can occur for a variety of reasons, including operator error, equipment failure, and bad weather.
  • Collisions with fixed objects – Boats can also collide with fixed objects, such as docks, piers, and other structures.
  • Grounding – When a boat runs aground, it can cause serious injuries to those on board.
  • Slip and falls – Boats are often wet and slippery, which means that it is easy to slip and fall on them. When these accidents occur while a boat is moving, it can cause serious injuries.
  • Jet ski accidents – Jet skis can cause serious injuries when they collide with other boats or watercraft or when they hit a swimmer.

These are just a few examples of the kinds of boating accidents that can occur. If you have been involved in a boating accident and do not see the type of accident you were involved in listed above, you should still contact an attorney as soon as possible.

How a Panama City Boating Accident Attorney Can Help You

If you have been injured in a boating accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Unfortunately, obtaining this compensation is often easier said than done. Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay claims, and they know that boating accident victims who are not represented by attorneys are often willing to accept less than their case is worth.

For these and other reasons, you should not try to handle your boating accident case on your own. Instead, you should call an experienced boating accident attorney as soon as you can.

Some of the specific ways that a boating accident lawyer can help you with your case include the following:

  • Evaluating your claim – To recover compensation, you must be able to prove that someone else was at fault for the accident that caused your injuries. An attorney can review the facts of your case and let you know whether you have a claim.
  • Communicating with the insurance company – After a boating accident, you will likely have to deal with the insurance company that represents the person or party that caused your accident. An attorney can handle all communications with the insurance company on your behalf, which will allow you to focus on your recovery.
  • Negotiating a settlement – In many cases, boating accident cases are resolved through a negotiated settlement. An attorney can review any settlement offers you receive and let you know whether they are fair. If they are not, your lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company to try to get you more money.
  • Filing a lawsuit – In some cases, the insurance company will refuse to make a fair settlement offer. When this occurs, your attorney can file a lawsuit and take your case to court.
  • Representing you in court – If your case goes to court, you will need to present evidence and make legal arguments. An attorney can represent you in court and help you obtain a favorable result.

Contact us today at (850) 215-7777 to discuss your case with our team.

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    "This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury."

    This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury. I had the pleasure of working with Ryan and team; all who were prompt and knowledgeable both in informing me of updates or answering any questions I had. Thank you again!

    - Ann D.
    "They made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case."
    Team Howell: Ted, Kris and Trina. They were excellent to work with, they made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case. They guided me and advised me through every step in my case. They are very friendly and welcoming. I could not ask for a better group to represent me. I am truly thankful for them.
    - Bob D.
    "I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class"
    I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class this past weekend. Not only did they make it affordable for motorcyclists to take this life saving class, they provided lunch with Mike Zinszer Atty present to share info on insurance tips and legal info specifically for people who ride.
    - Cynthia L.
    "They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you."
    I have used Ted Howell and Trina at this firm to help me for my claim and have referred other people as well to them that they have helped. They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you. You will never have to wonder what is going on with your case as they always keep you in the loop. I highly recommend Ted and Trina if you need someone in your corner!
    - Hollie H.
    "Lance Berry genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others."
    I’m so very grateful for choosing this firm. Also I highly recommend Lance Berry! He has went above and beyond to help me. He genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others. He was very kind and understanding about my injuries and situations. Thank you so very much for everything you’ve done. I am forever grateful and will spread the word to anyone I know whom needs help after an accident!!!
    - Jennifer W.
    "My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away"

    I had a remarkable experience with Perry and Young. My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away to answer any questions or concerns. He went above and beyond to make this experience as smooth as possible! Maggie Harris thank you for making communication so easy. Highly recommend! Thank you Les and Maggie!

    - Travis J.
    "The staff at this establishment are so warm and welcoming"
    Seriously so thankful to have found this firm. The staff at this establishment are so warm and welcoming and they are sharks they work hard you and put your needs first. Their communication is top tier they are patient and explain things to you so you can understand them. Thank you so much team Phillip you guys rock!
    - Lisa D.
    "I have recommended several clients to Phillip Stamman and he has provided excellent guidance."

    This firm is the most professional company. I have recommended several clients to Phillip Stamman and he has provided excellent guidance. He has an exceptionally strong eye for detail that has been a benefit to his clients.

    - Myra H.

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