Miami, FL Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Accident Attorney
South Florida, with it's all of its reefs and wrecks, is a diver's paradise
Miami, FL in particular, annually draws tens of thousands of scuba divers and snorkelers from all over the world. However, as anyone who is enthusiastic about the sport knows, scuba diving and even snorkeling are potentially dangerous activities, and safety is paramount.
Dive companies assume a great deal of responsibility for the people in their parties. Responsible companies establish standard protocols and zealously monitor the divers to make sure that they're adhering to the rules. Moreover, companies that arrange dive trips are responsible for explaining and enforcing the U.S. Coast Guard Diving Regulations.
Even when everything is done properly, diving accidents, injuries, and deaths still occur. Sometimes it is just the nature of the activity, but often human error or negligence comes into play. The following are some of the types of injuries that can occur on "routine" driving expeditions:
- Improper or negligent supervision
- Failure to train the divers adequately or to verify certification
- Defective equipment
- Improperly maintained equipment
- Decompression table error
- Insufficient air
- Failure to identify dangerous water or weather conditions
- Boat accidents/failure to properly mark the dive area
Maritime Attorney Robert Gross, P.A. has established a practice based on cases that with a legal and factual connection to navigable waters. As an maritime lawyer, he can review your case, investigate the scene (if there is one), examine the equipment, review maintenance records and interview witnesses—whatever it takes to reconstruct the events that led to your injury or a loved one's wrongful death.
Whether you use scuba gear or just a snorkel and mask, diving in South Florida is an rewarding experience. And nearly everyone who dives accepts a certain amount of controlled risk in the pursuit of their hobby. However, they also make the reasonable assumption that the company hosting the excursion has the experience, knowledge and equipment to make it a safe, fun trip.
If you are injured or a loved one dies in a diving accident or boating accident, contact our diving or boating accident attorney who has experience with these typse of claims. Make an appointment with diving accident attorney Robert Gross, P.A. in his Miami, Florida office by calling 305-670-9009 or filling out the quick contact form on the right.