Boating Accident Attorneys

What is the feeling when you pay for something, and then you find out you did not get what you believed you were paying for? It feels a bit like a shell game, doesn’t it? It can be the same way when you are trying to find an attorney to help you with your boating accident injury case or cruise ship injury case. One only needs to search online for “boating accidents attorney” to find page after page after page of lawyers in Florida who say they can handle your case.

Since this is your case, you want to get this right. You have to get this right. You want to have a qualified boating accidents attorney to represent you in your case. But, when every lawyer’s web page says they handle boating injury cases and cruise ship injury cases in Florida, how can you know whether you are making the right choice or not? There are a couple of ways.

No Shell Game. It’s Public Record.

First, it is a matter of public record. When a lawyer files suit for a Florida client — whether in state court or federal court — that lawsuit is a matter of public record. Meaning, anyone can look up the case. What is perhaps lesser known is that anyone can also look up and see if a lawyer has actually been filing suit against the cruise lines or just talking about it. If you Google “Frank D. Butler,” our lead boating accidents attorney, and add in “Royal Caribbean,” you will see many cases we have filed against Royal Caribbean. If you do the same Google search with “Carnival Cruise” and “Frank D. Butler,” you will see many cases we have filed against Carnival Cruise Lines. This Google search does not even encompass every one of the many lawsuits we have filed on behalf of our clients who have suffered cruise ship injuries. If you looked directly into the federal or state court dockets, you would find even more cases.

Second, you may then want to do the same Google search with any other boating accidents attorney you are considering to represent you in your important cruise ship or boat injury case in Florida. When you type in “[John Doe] attorney and Carnival Cruise Lines,” do any cases come up under the lawyer’s name? It is easy for legal professionals to advertise and say that they will handle your cruise ship injury case or boat injury case.

Boating Accident Cases ≠ Car Accident Cases

Yes, nearly every lawyer who handles car crashes and dog bite cases wants your cruise ship injury case. The question is whether the lawyer who advertises for every type of injury case they can think of has ever handled a boat injury case or cruise ship case in Clearwater. Performing a simple Google search of their name and adding in a cruise line name should tell you the truth. Are they just saying they have handled cruise ship cases and calling themselves a boating accidents attorney, but have never even filed against one cruise line?

The Law Firm of Frank D. Butler, P.A. Works Hard For You

At our firm, your boating accidents attorney will do their best to get your case resolved so that we do not have to file suit. Be assured, we do not file suit for you unless you tell us to do so, and we gladly represent Florida clients if it is necessary. Remember: for cruise ship injury cases in general, the statute of limitations is one year, so sometimes a person will not even be done with their medical treatment before we have to file suit for them to preserve their claim. It is our endeavor in every single case to get the case resolved so that no suit needs to be filed. However, sometimes filing suit to preserve the claim is unavoidable. The good news is that we actually do file suit in cruise ship injury cases for our clients, we know where to file suit, and we know how to push the case forward. There is a reason — cruise ship injury cases are what we do; boat injury cases are what we do.

Call 888-BOAT-LAW to Speak with a Boating Accidents Attorney

Why would lawyers promote the idea that they have handled cruise ship cases when they actually have not? Because they can take in your case and then refer it out to a boating accidents attorney in Florida. They can sit back and wait for a referral fee to come in on their referred-out case. Is this who you want to represent you? Check them out. Check us out. We are proud to put our name up to a search.

Cruise ship injury cases, boat injury cases, and maritime law are what we do. We are here to help you. Contact or call us now at 888-BOAT-LAW for help from a boating accidents attorney in Florida.


***None of the foregoing is legal advice and is not meant to give legal advice. Each case is different. This is why it is important to contact us on the specific facts of your case. What you say in making the claim can greatly affect your outcome.