For many Floridians, nothing beats getting out on the open water, whether motoring along the river or sailing the bay. Unfortunately, there are many inexperienced boaters on the water, a number of boozy boaters, and a lot of faulty rental boats and equipment. All of these factors can lead to boating accidents and injuries. 

If you've been injured in a boating accident near Crystal River, then let the experts at Lowman Law Firm go to work for you! Our hometown legal team in Crystal River cares about this community, and offers a free consultation to everyone – and you never pay until we win your case. 

Boating Accidents Near Crystal River, Florida

One great thing about the Sunshine State is the year-round boating. Unfortunately, Florida is also the #1 state for boating accidents. In 2019, there were 679 boating accidents, resulting in 62 deaths, 421 injuries, and more than $9 million in property damages. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the leading factors in boat accidents are as follows:

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Operator inattention
  • Operator inexperience
  • Improper lookout
  • Excessive speed
  • Machinery failure

If you've been involved in a boating accident near Crystal River involving injury or fatality, Lowman Law Firm's Crystal River boating accident attorneys are here to help you with a free consultation.

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What Constitutes a Boat Accident - And Who's At Fault?

Put Our Crystal River Boat Accident Injury Lawyers On the Case!

 

There are four accident scenarios where Florida law requires a boat captain to take action:

  • Personal injuries requiring more than basic first-aid
  • The disappearance of a person indicating death or injury
  • Damage to property of $2,000 or more
  • Death

In these scenarios, the boat captain must alert one of the following as soon as possible: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Sheriff of the county in which the accident occurred, or the Police Chief of the municipality in which the accident occurred. In Florida, it is also illegal for the captain of a vessel involved in an accident to leave the scene without giving all possible aid to the involved persons.

Of course, when an accident occurs, who's at fault isn't always clear. However, before you can proceed with a legal case to get compensation for injuries, a party must be identified as legally responsible for the boating accident injury or fatality. This may include: 

  • The captain of the boat you were injured on
  • The captain of another boat or water vessel
  • The boat manufacturer
  • A boat rental company
  • A repair shop responsible for work on the boat

Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to collect some compensation. Your best bet is to contact the experienced Crystal River boat accident lawyers at Lowman Law Firm. We will help you:

  • Determine how to handle filing a claim based on the determination of what caused the boating accident.
  • Understand the potential compensation you may receive for your injuries.
  • Keep in contact with you during your case, providing your attorney's cell phone number so you can reach out directly anytime.
  • Obtain all documentation available to support your injury case including medical bills and physician testimony.
  • Collect any available evidence related to your accident, including any proof that the other party is at fault when possible.
  • Defend your rights throughout the legal process, and we do not collect a fee unless you win!

Why We Love Crystal River, FL

Since we're on the topic of boating, one thing that we love about our small, nature-coast town is all the water activities! Where else can you find a six-mile-long winding waterway fed by more than 30 springs? Unsurprisingly, some of our team's favorite things to do in and around Crystal River take them off land!

Crystal River is home to about 3,500 residents, and it is our pleasure to serve the community when it comes to personal injury and wrongful death. If you need a hometown attorney, contact us in Crystal River for a free consultation. 

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in Crystal River, Florida

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Crystal River, FL 34429

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Meet Your Crystal River Boat Accident Injury Lawyers

Involved in a boating accident? First, make sure everyone is safe and out of harm's way. Then, contact the coast guard and seek medical attention. Next, contact a boat accident attorney. If you've been involved in a boating accident in the Crystal River area, let our hometown team help. You can also text Joe anytime at 813-317-5927. Remember, the best time to speak to a lawyer is immediately after an accident!

Joseph A. Lowman, Esq.

Attorney

Joseph A. Lowman, Esq.

Attorney

A Founder and Managing Partner of Lowman Law Firm, Joe knows Florida, having graduated from the University of South Florida and the Florida State University College of Law. He has a long list of experiences, awards, associations, publications, and speaking engagements that you can read more about here.

Stephanie A. Lowman, Esq.

Attorney

Stephanie A. Lowman, Esq.

Attorney

A Founder and Managing Partner of Lowman Law Firm, Stephanie is Florida-born and raised. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and Florida State University, and has worked for Southwest Florida Water Management District, Manatee County Attorney’s Office, Florida Public Service Commission, and more.

Brent M. Lowman, Esq., CPA

Attorney - Associate

Brent M. Lowman, Esq., CPA

Attorney - Associate

Brooksville-born Brent has a diverse background. He graduated from the University of Florida and worked as a Certified Public Accountant. He also served as Captain in the United States Marines. In 2011, he earned his law degree and has been focused on serving his community ever since.

Alex Lao, Esq.

Attorney - Of Counsel

Alex Lao, Esq.

Attorney - Of Counsel

Chicago-native Alex graduated from Northern Illinois University before moving to Florida and working as a prosecutor and lead trial attorney for the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office. At Lowman Law Firm, Alex represents injured individuals and is recognized by the Florida Bar as being board certified in civil trial law.

Matthew Donaldson

Attorney

Matthew Donaldson

Attorney

A graduate of the University of South Florida and the University of Miami, Matthew has been representing plaintiffs in insurance disputes, disability matters, and personal injury cases in the Tampa Bay area since 1993. He joined the Lowman Law Firm in 2018 and practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and social security disability.

John D. McBride, Esq., BCS

Attorney

John D. McBride, Esq., BCS

Attorney

John D. McBride, represents those who have suffered injuries in car accidents. John is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney in Florida and is an AV Preeminent rated attorney – a peer award for the highest level of professional excellence – and is admitted to practice in all state courts throughout Florida as well as federal court for the Middle District of Florida.

Vincent Massaro, Esq.

Attorney

Vincent Massaro, Esq.

Attorney

Vincent Massaro, Esq. is an attorney with Lowman Law Firm. Born and raised in Pasco County, Florida, he earned both his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2011.

What Our Clients Say About Lowman Law Firm’s Crystal River Personal Injury Attorneys

Initially, I had outstanding medical bills. However, I was able to get medical treatment for my injuries and the bills were minimized. I have been blessed very generously and would like to extend my gratitude to all those who have given their love and support through all of this. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

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Lowman Law Firm was highly recommended to me and I certainly can see why. They do everything possible to help their clients win their case. They have a very conscientious staff that are more than willing to help answer questions and help solve problems.

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Nathan Brooks

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This is the best law firm in my opinion. If you want the best lawyers working on your case, this is the place. They handle the cases thoroughly with the help of their staff and the results are amazing… highly talented and great lawyers.

Tanya

Automobile Accident Case

I truly appreciate what Lowman Law Firm has done for me. I suffered debilitating injuries from an auto accident. Every time I spoke to LLF, I was both kindly reassured and given precise updates as to the progress of my claim. They worked hard for me. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case.Thank you every one at LLF! Especially Joe and Tiffany who held my hand through it all.

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Dave Martini

Automobile Accident Case

The paralegals are very supportive and do such a wonderful job. Not only did they impress me with their professionalism, but they were always courteous and attentive, making me feel that my case was the only one being handled by the firm, when in reality I was likely one of hundreds of clients. Lowman Law Firm has an amazing professional team with outstanding leadership and talented professionals. I highly recommend them.

Tanya

Automobile Accident Case

I am very pleased with the outcome of my lawsuit and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a honest and hardworking team of lawyers. I really can't say enough positive things about them.

Ginger

Automobile Accident Case

I never would have imagined a car accident case being this pleasant. I’ve had a different lawyer in the past and it was not great. I was recommended to Lowman Law firm and immediately I felt important walking through their door. Throughout the entire process I was never clueless about what was going on with the case. They were always responding immediately and staying on top of things.

Samantha

Automobile Accident Case

Lowman law firm exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend them to all my family and friends. Brent Lowman is an outstanding attorney! I feel so lucky and thankful that I was introduced to him to work on my case.

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Automobile Accident Case

Injured in a Boating Accident? Contact Our Crystal River Legal Team Today!

If you or a loved one has been involved in a boat accident near the Crystal River area, we're here for you. Call us today for a free consultation to get your questions answered to learn what our team can do for you.

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