Melbourne Boat Accident Attorney

With more than 1,350 miles of coastline and 11,000 miles of other waterways, Florida is one of the greatest states in the country for people who enjoy water sports, especially boating and jet skiing. Unfortunately, not all boaters act responsibly, leading to very serious injuries and wrongful death.

If you or someone important to you was injured in a negligence-related boat or jet ski accident, turn to Derrick Connell. Our Melbourne Fl boat accident lawyer has a wealth of experience in dealing with insurance companies and can help get you the compensation you deserve.


Boaters have the legal duty to act responsibly and take precautions to protect swimmers and snorkelers in the area, Jet Ski riders nearby and passengers in their own boats and other boats. Some of the leading causes of boating accidents include:

  • Careless or reckless behavior on the water
  • Speeding
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Inattention or failure to maintain a lookout
  • Operator inexperience
  • Inexperience
  • Bad weather
  • Defective equipment

The negligent operation of pleasure and business craft often results in accidents causing serious injury and even death, and these cases require a boating accident attorney like Derrick Connell that has the deep knowledge of the applicable boating laws and statutes.

There are many ways in which you or a loved one could be injured or killed in a boating accident. For example, an individual may:

  • Fall overboard
  • Fall from a dock onto a boat
  • Fall inside the boat
  • Be struck by a propeller or motor
  • Be overcome by carbon monoxide

Accidents involving a boat may cause injury, property damage, or even death. These tragedies can occur if the boat does the following:

  • Capsizes
  • Collides with a floating or fixed object
  • Collides with a water skier, jet ski, or swimmer
  • Goes aground unexpectedly

Serious harm resulting from boating accidents may include brain or spinal cord injury, burn injury, electrical injury, and fatal injury (wrongful death). The attorneys at the Injured Brevard have experience to successfully represent these types of injuries. If you are a victim of a boating accident, contact Derrick Connell to speak with an attorney.

During your free consultation, we will advise you of your legal rights and options. When you retain our legal services, your lawyer will provide experienced representation in settlement negotiations or at trial.

If you have been injured in a boating or watercraft accident, call Derrick Connell today for your free legal consultation.