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FRANK D. BUTLER is an attorney in the State of Florida for the past 22 years and is licensed in every Court in Florida, including all state and federal courts. Frank is an avid outdoor enthusiast and represents people injured in boating accidents and cruise ship injuries. You should be careful to hire an attorney who knows the issues specific to cruise ship cases and boating accidents.

I grew up in Florida and have been around the boating and marine industry my entire life. I have filed suit against all of the cruiselines that operate in Florida and have successfully handled boating cases throughout Florida. It’s what we do. Maritime law is very complex and you need to make sure that the attorney you choose has experience in handling these types of cases.

Many attorneys advertise for boating injury and cruise ship cases. See our “Very Important Information” under the Cruise Ship button and our “10 Things You Need To Know” under the Boating Accidents button. If the attorney you are considering cannot answer these questions, you should consider whether they actually handle these types of cases.
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Why would an attorney just advertise for boating or cruise cases if they do not handle them? First, an attorney can refer your case to a maritime attorney and collect a referral fee. Second, an attorney can try to handle your boating or cruise ship claim even if they have never handled one at all. At our law firm we do not handle real estate law, bankruptcy, divorces, contracts, criminal law, probate, tax matters, medical malpractice, etc.

Your consultation with us is at absolutely no charge to you. There are no fees and no costs to you unless we win your case. See our Cruise Ship button and Boating Accidents button for very important information you should know regarding your claim. Maritime law imposes shorter statutes of limitation than most state courts.


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Boat Crashes In Florida

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY BOATING ACCIDENTS IN FLORIDA?

1. Because of the prolific number of boats in Florida. 2. Because of the lack of training required by Florida. 3. Because of the violations of safe boating laws. 

1. Florida has more registered boats than any other state, including California or Texas. Almost 1million boats are registered in the State of Florida, and that does not include the transient boats which come to Florida during season. 2. If a vessel operator is born before January 1, 1988, no license, no test, and no certification is required for the person to get behind the wheel of a 28-foot triple-engine power boat. (Like the one in the picture above.) If they can afford it, they can drive it. In what other context is that allowed? Certainly an automobile cannot be operated without a license and a test, including in Florida. 

3. The third reason Florida has so many boating crashes and boat injuries is because of the high number of boating safety violations. For 2019—the last year data is available from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (known as “FWC”)– 4,825 Citations were written to boaters for “Safety Violations and Regulations”. FWC also issued 617 citations for boating under the influence (the equivalent of a DUI) in 2019. 

Florida Boating Accident Lawyer

Here at 888-BOAT-LAW, every person we talk to in the industry, including FWC officers, including BOAT-US operators, marine surveyors, and boat sales representatives, tell us the same thing. Boat sales in 2020 exploded and so did the number of boats on the water. As boat crash and accident attorneys for the past 25 years we are in a unique position to know the boating accident field—both on the water and in the courtroom. We’ve handled hundreds of boating crash and cruise ship cases in 25 years of experience. Not just one or two like some law firms who advertise for “Boating” injury cases to try to get your boating injury case. 

If you or your family are the victims of a boating crash case, give us a call for expert representation. Don’t leave this to chance. Go with the experts in this field. 

You have found the experts in the field. 

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Florida Boating Accident Lawyer

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY BOATING ACCIDENTS IN FLORIDA?

1. Because of the prolific number of boats in Florida. 2. Because of the lack of training required by Florida. 3. Because of the violations of safe boating laws. 

1. Florida has more registered boats than any other state, including California or Texas. Almost 1million boats are registered in the State of Florida, and that does not include the transient boats which come to Florida during season. 2. If a vessel operator is born before January 1, 1988, no license, no test, and no certification is required for the person to get behind the wheel of a 28-foot triple-engine power boat. (Like the one in the picture above.) If they can afford it, they can drive it. In what other context is that allowed? Certainly an automobile cannot be operated without a license and a test, including in Florida. 

3. The third reason Florida has so many boating crashes and boat injuries is because of the high number of boating safety violations. For 2019—the last year data is available from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (known as “FWC”)– 4,825 Citations were written to boaters for “Safety Violations and Regulations”. FWC also issued 617 citations for boating under the influence (the equivalent of a DUI) in 2019. 

Florida Boating Accident Lawyer

Here at 888-BOAT-LAW, every person we talk to in the industry, including FWC officers, including BOAT-US operators, marine surveyors, and boat sales representatives, tell us the same thing. Boat sales in 2020 exploded and so did the number of boats on the water. As boat crash and accident attorneys for the past 25 years we are in a unique position to know the boating accident field—both on the water and in the courtroom. We’ve handled hundreds of boating crash and cruise ship cases in 25 years of experience. Not just one or two like some law firms who advertise for “Boating” injury cases to try to get your boating injury case. 

If you or your family are the victims of a boating crash case, give us a call for expert representation. Don’t leave this to chance. Go with the experts in this field. 

You have found the experts in the field. 

888 BOAT LAW.COM||TAMPA BAY BOATING ATTORNEYS

 WE ARE OPEN ON WEEKENDS–WE ARE READY NOW

By : Butler Boating Accident & Injury Lawyer | March 29, 2021 | Boating Accidents