By:   Jason R. Margulies

As a leading maritime and admiralty law firm, we represent individuals and families throughout Florida in scuba diving and snorkeling accident cases.

Scuba Diving Accident LawyerFor many people, scuba diving is the thrill of a lifetime. For others, it is their job and they are in and out of the water on a daily basis. Regardless of experience level, scuba diving can be dangerous and numerous accidents occur each year. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a scuba diving accident in Florida, it is important that you speak with an attorney right away.

Our firm represents individuals and families in scuba diving accident claims throughout Florida. We are well-known for our experience representing victims of offshore accidents, and we are widely recognized as America’s leading maritime and admiralty law firm. Our firm has been named among the Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report each of the past five years, and founding attorney Charles R. Lipcon was recently named Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” in Admiralty and Maritime Law. Our attorneys have also appeared on television outlets including:

  • ABC Good Morning America and World News
  • CBS This Morning and Evening News
  • CNN Headline News
  • Fox News, Fox Business, and Fox & Friends
  • Local Florida channels including CBS 4, Fox 13 and NBC 6

We Represent Victims and Families in Scuba Diving Accident Cases Across Florida

Florida is among the United States’ most-popular scuba diving and snorkeling destinations. Each year, people come from across the country and around the world to take classes and dive in locations such as:

  • The Florida Keys (including Key Largo, Key Biscayne, Islamorada, Big Pine Key and Key West)
  • Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Jacksonville and St. Augustine in Northeast Florida
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
  • Neptune Memorial Reef
  • Wreck Trek in Fort Lauderdale

Snorkeling Accident AttorneyUnfortunately, at these and other pristine diving locations throughout Florida, mistakes by instructors, diving partners, boat captains and others often lead to serious and fatal accidents. Equipment failures are to blame for a significant number of scuba accidents as well, including accidents in which divers unexpectedly run out of oxygen and accidents involving nitrogen narcosis. Other common factors for which a Florida scuba diving lawyer at our firm may be able to help you recover financial compensation include:

  • Bends (decompression sickness)
  • Boat run-overs and drive-offs
  • Diving in dangerous sea conditions
  • Failed rescue attempts
  • Negligent screening, instruction or supervision
  • Negligent scuba equipment maintenance or preparation
  • Rapid ascent

In addition to representing clients in cases involving recreational scuba diving and snorkeling accidents, we represent clients in cases involving work-related accidents as well. If you were injured or a loved one was killed while working as a scuba instructor, maritime worker or professional diver, we can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About Scuba Diving Accident Lawsuits and Cases

The following are a few of the more common questions that we answer during initial consultations and throughout our work with victims and the surviving family members of scuba diving accidents in Florida. Keep in mind that the following answers are intended to give you a basic idea of how we will work together to find the answers to your unique situation, and should not be taken as legal advice in any capacity. The sooner you contact our firm to speak directly with an attorney about your scuba diving accident, the sooner you will have a clear understanding of your situation and a path forward towards the financial compensation that you rightfully deserve.

Am I able to file a lawsuit for a scuba diving accident?

Who is at fault for my scuba diving accident?

How much is my case worth after suffering an injury in a scuba diving accident?

Discuss Your Case with a Florida Scuba Diving Accident Attorney for Free

For more information about recovering financial compensation after a scuba diving or snorkeling accident in Florida, contact a Florida scuba diving lawyer today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. Call 888-311-9929 or tell us what we can do to help online now.