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Florida is known for its pristine oceans and the opportunities they provide for exciting water sports. Unfortunately, Florida’s also known for maritime accidents. Sinclair Law specializes in maritime mishaps and can help you avoid them, or recover if you have experienced legal fallout.

The attorneys at Sinclair Law represent passengers and crew injured on the water. Whether the injury is a result of a collision, assault, or illness on cruise ships, tankers, personal watercraft or motorboats the firm handles nearly all instances of maritime personal injury.

Attorney Brad Sinclair is a nautical expert. As a certified SCUBA diver, he is passionate about underwater archeology and has worked as a subcontractor on various underwater digs. In addition to injury claims, he currently takes on clients who engage in the search for historical shipwrecks. He handles the negotiations involved in the issuance of the necessary permits for their excursions.

With both legal and maritime experience, Sinclair Law is an ideal source for information on how to prevent boating accidents and how to proceed in the event of an accident.

Boating Accident Prevention Tips

The best course of action is to prevent an accident in the first place by following these tips:

  • Carry the mandatory safety equipment
  • Regularly inspect your boat
  • Be aware of weather forecasts
  • Monitor the boat’s weight
  • Follow traffic guidelines
  • Familiarize yourself with boating laws

After a Boating Accident

If you are involved in a boating accident, follow these procedures to ensure the best outcome:

  • Make sure everyone is safe
  • If another party is involved, exchange information with the boat operator, including the boat’s name and Hull ID Number
  • Exchange insurance information
  • Contact your attorney
  • Gather names and contact info for any witnesses
  • Take thorough photos of injuries and damage
  • Record damage and loss
  • Call the Coast Guard to report the incident

If you were in a boating accident and need a maritime attorney, contact Sinclair Law for a consultation.