Boat Accidents

Sarasota Boat Accident Attorneys

Trust Michael L. Morgan Law Group with Your Injury Claim

Florida's lakes, rivers, gulf and ocean offer an abundance of opportunities for water-related activities. Unfortunately, along with these activities comes a risk of serious boating accidents. Most of these accidents are caused by negligent operators.

Michael L. Morgan Law Group in Sarasota is dedicated to helping victims of boating accidents recover compensation for their losses.

Give us a call at (941) 218-8220 or contact us online to speak with a boat accident lawyer about your accident today. Our main office is in downtown Sarasota, at 2364 Fruitville Road, between Lime and Shade avenues.

Cases Our Firm Handles

We handle cases involving all types of watercraft, including:

  • Small-boat accidents
  • Powerboat accidents
  • Personal watercraft accidents (Jet Skis and WaveRunners)
  • Sailboat accidents
  • Cruise ship accidents

Boating Regulations in FL

Due to the high number of boat accidents in the state, Florida has some rather complicated regulations regarding the operation of boats and other vessels. Our boating laws are the result of many years of legislation and revision by the Florida Legislature and can be found in Chapters 327 and 328 of the Florida statutes. We understand the law and can assert your rights for compensation if you have been harmed by the negligence of another boater.

What Causes the Most Boat Collisions?

Many factors can lead to boating accidents, including:

Alcohol or Drug Use

The state commission has found that nearly one-third of fatal boating accidents involved drug or alcohol use. Separate laws regulate boat accidents involving the consumption of alcohol.

Rough Seas or Bad Weather

Severe thunderstorms, common to Florida, can cause water conditions to deteriorate rapidly, causing dangers for boaters.

Inexperienced Boat Operators

A boating safety course can teach tips and procedures for avoiding accidents. Many boat crashes are caused by individuals with insufficient experience operating a boat.

Carelessness or Recklessness

Be aware of the activities of everyone onboard, not just the driver of the boat, and make sure that there are flotation devices for all passengers. Also, regular maintenance is important to make sure all components are in working order.

Excessive Speed

Speeding on the water can be just as dangerous as speeding on the road. Speeding can lead to loss of control of the boat, causing collisions with other objects and damage to the boat. A speeding boat is exhilarating, but particularly dangerous, as there are no brakes on a boat.

How Our Personal Injury Firm Can Help

Attorney Michael L. Morgan is an experienced boater who is familiar with Sarasota waterways. He has handled numerous injury claims for all type of cases arising from injuries suffered as the result of someone else's negligence. He has also recovered more than $25 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

If you or a loved one was injured in a boat accident through no fault of your own, all (941) 218-8220 or contact us online for a free consultation before you speak to the insurance company.

Real People, Real Stories

  • “Mike took the time to understand my cases. I never felt like I was just another monthly billing.”

    - Ron
  • “Mike and his office staff are personable and above all, are prompt to responding and getting things done!”

    - Kimberly
  • “Michael Morgan and his staff are excellent! They take the stress of an unwanted accident away.”

    - Jameson
  • “Michael has helped me with several legal issues and always ends with positive results.”

    - Litigation Client
  • “Mike is on your side and his unwavering support of you and your family really makes a world of difference.”

    - Ken

Trusted & Recognized

  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Nationally Ranked Member:
  • American Bar Association

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