Do You Need a Tampa Boating Accident Lawyer?

Following a serious boat accident, you need a skilled attorney at your side as soon as possible. Distasio Law Firm is a personal injury law firm handling boating accident claims for clients throughout Florida. Our highly experienced legal team, led by accident attorney Scott Distasio, will aggressively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf if you or someone you know has been injured in a boat accident.

In Tampa, boating is a favorite pastime of many residents. Every year, countless people decide to venture out into the ocean on boats, sail boats, yachts, speed boats, motor boats, cruisers, and jet skis. When people are boating, they must adhere to admiral and maritime laws that are somewhat similar to the laws a person would obey while driving. These laws exist to protect the safety and well-being of both boat operators and passengers.

While operating a boat, people must adhere to these laws, or they can face criminal prosecution. Additionally, if people fail to obey maritime laws, and they cause a boat accident, they may be considered liable for any injuries or property damage other parties sustain. Boat operators who do not follow the law are regarded as negligent and may be susceptible to legal action.

Boating Accident Statistics

  • In 2006, over 2/3 of boating accident victims drowned.
  • From 2005 to 2006, the number of boating accident deaths and injuries increased.
  • In 2006, 70% of boating accidents occurred on boats where the operator did not have significant boat operating experience or boat safety instruction.
  • Alcohol consumption is the number one cause of boating accidents and boat accident fatalities in the United States.

Are You a Tampa Boat Accident Victim Seeking an Attorney?

Did your boat accident occur because of negligence on the part of the boat owner, another boat driver, or other third party? You may be able to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party in order to recover financial damages for the injuries you have sustained. Lawyer Scott Distasio is here to help. With experience in personal injury claims and boat accident injuries, Mr. Distasio can handle your claim and give you the aggressive representation that you need to recover maximum compensation.

You may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, future medical care, pain and suffering and emotional trauma. As a boating accident victim, you may be facing extensive medical care and expensive treatments. At Distasio Law Firm, we believe the negligent party should be held responsible for what they have done. For more information about boating accident injuries and your rights, contact Distasio Law Firm today!

Looking for a Tampa Boating Accident Lawyer? Call 813-259-0022 Today!

The Distasio Law Firm Difference

How do you know if you have hired the best Tampa boat accident lawyer? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.

  • Knowledge and Experience Handling Boating Accident Cases
    Your lawyer should not only know Florida boat accident law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling boat accident cases. Scott Distasio has been handling boat crash cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.
  • Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
    All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.
  • Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
    Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.