One of the best parts of living in the Tampa Bay area is the water and all of the activities that come with water – swimming, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding – just to name a few. And with the near perfect weather year-round, we are able to engage in these activities anytime we choose. Unfortunately, there are times when these water activities can take a dangerous turn and result in an injury due someone’s carelessness. If this has happened to you or a loved one, a personal injury attorney St. Petersburg will assist you in making a claim for injury against the responsible party.
Often times, water related accidents are the result of someone drinking alcohol and then operating a boat or other watercraft while intoxicated. Just as when driving a car, those operating a boat or other watercraft are prohibited from doing it under the influence of alcohol. Impaired operation of any vehicle whether on land or water can cause the driver to make improper decisions that cause accidents and injure others. A personal injury attorney St. Petersburg will investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine whether someone’s actions were the result of their disregard for the law relating to alcohol and boating, making them responsible for your injuries and damages. Our staff will negotiate on your behalf and if necessary, file a lawsuit to protect your interests. Westchase Law, your personal injury attorney St. Petersburg, has experience in boating law and will use that experience to represent you.
While water activities are a favorite pastime in the Tampa Bay area, the careless behavior of others can turn a relaxing day on the water into a nightmare. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying all of the water activities that are available. Just know that if you are injured in a boating accident due to another individual’s negligence, a personal injury attorney St. Petersburg at Westchase Law will be there to protect your best interests.