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Recreational Water Sports Accidents

Living in the Tampa Bay area, recreational water sports is a given for most people. From boating and fishing to Jet Skis and parasailing, the people of our area like to take advantage of our local waters. With so many people enjoying our bay and other local waterways, collisions between careless boaters and others can result in serious injuries and death.

Unlike car accidents, boating accidents have different areas of law applying to them. To secure the best outcome after being injured in a boating accident, the best choice you can make is to secure the representation of an attorney with extensive experience in accidents that occur on:

  • Saltwater
  • Rivers
  • Lakes
  • Canals

Drunk Boating

People often overlook the danger posed by drunk boating. Many people equate the freedom of boating as meaning there is less risk than driving. The fact is that drunk boating can be more dangerous than drunk driving. Excessive speed, varying weather conditions, and the inability to precisely control course and deceleration make a boat a deceptively challenging vehicle to control. When that lack of control is exacerbated by alcohol, it can be a deadly mix.

Trial Lawyer Serving Those injured In Boating Accidents

At the Barnes Trial Group, we deliver the highly effective representation people need after a boating accident has left them seriously injured. We understand boat law and how to craft a strong case that can hold a careless boater accountable for the harm he or she has caused you. Our extensive experience in pursuing claims for maritime accidents allows us to help our clients recover the compensation they deserve.

Attorney Stephen Barnes is the founding partner of Barnes Trial Group. He has more than 20 years of experience helping those who have been injured. He was one of the youngest attorneys in Florida to be board-certified in civil trial law in Florida at age 33. He is AV Preeminent* rated by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers every year since 2008.

Private Boat Accidents Attorneys Serving Tampa And The Surrounding Areas

After a boating accident has left you injured, turn to the Barnes Trial Group for the help you need. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 813-251-0777 or contact us online.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.