For many Floridians, boating is a way of life! Unfortunately, there are many inexperienced boaters on the water, many tourists getting behind the wheel for the first time, and a lot of faulty rental boats and equipment. All of these factors can lead to boating accidents and injuries. Of course, the #1 cause of boating accidents? BUI (Boating Under the Influence).

If you've been injured in a boating accident near Dade City, then let the experts go to work for you! The team at Lowman Law Firm cares about the community of Dade City, Florida, and offers a free consultation to everyone – and you never pay until we win your case. 

Boating Accidents Near Dade City, 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 Dade City involving injury or fatality, Lowman Law Firm's Dade City 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 Dade City 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 Dade City 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 Dade City, FL

Along with great places to get out on the water nearby, as the county seat of Pasco County, Florida, Dade City offers plenty of exciting things to do! Some of our team's favorite things to do in and around Dade City include:

With a population of less than 7,000, we think of the people of Dade City as family. So if you've been injured in a boating accident, let a Dade City boat accident attorney from our hometown team help get you the settlement you deserve.

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in Dade City, Florida

14233 7th St.
Dade City, FL 33523

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Meet Your Dade City 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 Dade City area, let our 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 Dade City Personal Injury Attorneys

Going into a deposition and remediation can be nerve racking but honestly with Brent by my side put me at ease and had me confident. The outcome was better than I expected! I 100% will always recommend the Lowman Law firm! Thank you again everyone for everything you have done for me! You guys are phenomenal!

Samantha

Automobile Accident Case

I can say that Attorney Lowman and all his team did a phenomenal job in regards to my auto accident. They always take time to ask how I am doing? I was kept properly informed and my case was handle in a very timely manner.

Renee

Automobile Accident Case

Fortunately, I have had a few good lawyers in my life. Lowman Law Firm falls into that experience. As a Licensed Healthcare Professional, my opinion is that they showed great regard and concern for my health. They carried the load professionally & expeditiously; never pressured me, while allowing me to recover.

Wilma

Automobile Accident Case

They are very knowledgeable and experienced in the field. From the first conversation, they correctly predicted what to anticipate in my case. Their expertise gave me confidence to continue with the firm, immediately after I talked with them.

Tanya

Automobile Accident Case

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Jeffry Testa

Jeffry Testa

Trucking 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.

Lianne

Automobile Accident Case

If you want someone to represent you that really fights for YOU and cares about YOU, then you want Joe Lowman. I was referred to him by a friend and it was the best decision I ever made. His staff is friendly, professional and well qualified to provide you with what you need. My case went better than I could have ever projected because of their hard work.

Marie

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

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Jose Gonsalves

Jose Gonsalves

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

Injured in a Boating Accident? Contact Our Dade City Legal Team Today!

If you or a loved one has been involved in a boat accident near the Dade City 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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