By:   Jason R. Margulies

Our Leading Maritime and Admiralty Law Firm Represents Injury Victims to Recover Total Compensation After Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Accidents

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Our highly sought-after scuba diving and snorkeling accident attorneys have headquarters in Miami, FL, and eight offices strategically located across the country. The experienced maritime lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have successfully recovered over $300 million and counting for our clients. We have handled more than 3,000 cases since we first devoted our practice to legal advocacy back in 1971. With over 50+ years in business, our attorneys have been recognized with countless accolades and awards, including four of our lawyers being named to “Best Lawyers” ® in the U.S. and the firm being selected to “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report for nearly a decade. We have dedicated our career to helping people injured at sea recover the compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence is the cause of their injuries.

Attorney Charles Lipcon is well known for his legal representation handling some of the country’s landmark personal injury and maritime claims, changing how the U.S. deals with cruise ship, hotel, resort, and maritime accident cases. We have a reputation for unparalleled success and will work tirelessly to help you feel empowered as you take back control of your life and hold negligent parties accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Our lawyers also frequently appear as expert guests on personal injury, cruise ship accidents, and maritime matters on some of the country’s most respected television shows in news programs.

While snorkeling and scuba diving are some of the most thrilling excursions and activities you can participate in, they are not without risk. When programs and cruise lines fail to protect their participants, they can be compelled to compensate victims for their damages. When you have been involved in any type of offshore accident, our team is here to help you get the most out of your claim. Read on to find out more about how our maritime and cruise ship accident attorneys can help you maximize your financial compensation. Contact our team as soon as possible to request your free consultation and put our 200+ years of combined experience to work for you.

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
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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

Photo of a Scuba DiverUnfortunately, 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.

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

A Top-Rated Florida Scuba Diving Accident Attorney Can Help You Understand Your Rights and Make Liable Parties Pay

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are the nation’s leading scuba diving and snorkeling accident attorneys. Several of our lawyers have been selected as “Best Lawyers” ® and we have been chosen as one of the “Best Law Firms” ® in the nation by US News & World Report every year for almost a decade. If you or someone you love has been critically or fatally injured in a SCUBA or snorkeling accident and you are unsure of where to turn for help, our attorneys have the in-depth knowledge and experience needed to help you fight for justice.

Contact our personal injury team as soon as possible or call us at 877–233–1238 to schedule your 100% free consultation and get in touch with an experienced scuba diving and snorkeling accident attorney as soon as today.