As a leading maritime and admiralty law firm, we represent individuals and families throughout Florida in scuba diving and snorkeling accident cases.
For 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
Unfortunately, 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.
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 877-233-1238 or tell us what we can do to help online now.