Boating enthusiasts must exercise great caution as they travel lakes and oceans. Operating a boat in a reckless manner or while under the influence of alcohol can have catastrophic and deadly consequences. A leisurely day of rest and relaxation in an inland waterway or on the beach can quickly turn into tragedy.

It would seem that activities on the open sea aren't monitored as closely as roads and streets, but there are still boundaries while boating and police still take by boat. Boating and drinking are activities that happen quite often along the coasts of Florida, and even if it would seem collisions would be unlikely with the amount of space all boats have, accidents happen more than we would like to see them.

Types of Boating Accident Injuries

Not all boating accidents are caused by powerboats careening across the water at high speeds. Collisions can also be caused by sailboats, fishing boats and personal watercraft (PWC) collisions. On any of those boats, passengers can slip and fall onto the surface of the craft or overboard. Boat manufacturers who put profits over quality and safety could cause accidents due to faulty engines or safety cut-offs.

Personal watercrafts are often operated by those inexperienced and lacking knowledge about the use and potential hazards. Businesses involved in renting PWCs can be held liable even when waivers are signed.

Boating accident cases are complex, requiring thorough investigations and attention to detail. Let us handle the legal "heavy lifting" while you focus on recovering.

Contact an Orlando Boating Accident Lawyer

At The Umansky Law Firm, we provide aggressive representation to all clients injured in boating and PWC accidents, regardless of the severity of their injuries. Call or contact our auto accident lawyers anytime, day or night, for a free consultation.

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Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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