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Boating Accident Attorney

No one expects a day on the water to end abruptly in an accident, but it’s not unusual in Florida–a magnet for inexperienced boaters.

If you’ve suffered a boating accident, don’t assume it's just like a car accident on dry land. Maritime law is different.

You need lawyers with a background handling boat accidents: Moody Law, P.A., in Bartow and Lakeland, FL.

Free Consultations

Our injury lawyers offer free consultations at our offices in Lakeland and Bartow, FL, or on a telephone conference call. We can also meet at your home or in hospitals in surrounding communities, such as Winter Haven, Haines City, Plant City, and Sebring. Contact us online or call us at (863) 733-9090 to discuss your boating personal injury claim. 

The Sunshine State is a magnet for tourists craving fun in the water and on boats. They’re happy to climb aboard nearly anything afloat, from private cabin cruisers to rented jet skis. Unfortunately, this mix of vacationers, boats, and often booze can turn tragic in an instant. Florida leads the nation in boating accidents and fatalities

What Are My Rights in a Boat Accident?

Whether you've been injured on a kayak, sailboat, cabin cruiser, or another vessel, our Lakeland boat accident lawyers can help you understand your legal rights. There are many intricacies when it comes to maritime law that our accident attorneys can review with you, but in general:  

  • You can recover monetary compensation for your losses.
  • If a loved one died in a boat accident, you can pursue a wrongful death case
  • You can take legal action against the boat operator of the vessel you were riding, or another boat that caused your injury.
  • You can pursue a claim against parties involved in the care, maintenance, and manufacturing of the boat.

"Exceeded my expectations." 5-Star Reviews from Our Clients


Robbie Van Druten

Tampa, FL


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Overall, I would highly recommend Moody Law to anyone seeking legal assistance. Their team of skilled professionals genuinely cares about their clients, and their top-notch legal services have exceeded my expectations. Thank you, Moody Law team, for all your help!

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Christian Joy

Bartow, FL


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I would like to thank Moody Law, and especially Debbie for being so helpful in my case! She went above and beyond for me! Highly recommended this firm!

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Schedule a Free Consultation With a Boat Accident Lawyer

If a day of fun on the water has turned tragic due to an injury or wrongful death, you need an experienced accident lawyer who can quickly start documenting evidence and investigate the boat accident to preserve your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation.

To achieve justice, you need the right lawyer. Boating accidents involve a unique brew of complexities that require an understanding of maritime and personal injury law. Our boating accident attorneys will: 

  • Investigate and document the boat accident
  • Interview witnesses and record statements
  • Determine how negligence factors into the accident
  • Identify all liable parties
  • Pursue all sources of compensation
  • Negotiate with insurance companies

Time is not on your side in boating accidents. Memories fade and evidence disappears. Request a free consultation with our boat and personal injury lawyers before your opportunity for full and complete compensation is lost. You can also email our office with any questions.

(863) 733-9090 

Our law firm has been defending the rights of clients in  Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, FL, and surrounding communities for over 30 years.

Daniel D. Moody
Daniel D. Moody

Can I Afford an Attorney?


Our law firm shoulders the burden of cost during a personal injury lawsuit. If you or a loved one was injured in a boat accident, you pay no fee or cost unless we win your case. 

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​What If I Signed a Release Form?

It’s not uncommon to sign a release form when you rent a jet ski or participate in a water sport. However, if you were injured, you still have rights and our boating and personal injury lawyers can investigate the accident to determine your legal standing. 

A lawsuit may still be possible if you signed the waiver with the understanding that the rental company fulfilled its duty of care. A waiver could also be voided if you prove you were not given adequate safety instructions. If you suffered a personal injury on a jet ski or other rented watercraft and are unsure of your rights, request a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys. 

Who's Liable in a Boating Accident?

Our Lakeland boat accident attorneys look at all involved parties to uncover possible sources of compensation. Parties that may have liability in your boat accident include: 

  • Boat operator
  • Boat owner
  • Boat manufacturer
  • Boat mechanic
  • Rental company
  • Passengers on the boat

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William Ferguson

Bartow, FL


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I had a bad accident, and was recommended to see Drew Moody for my case. He was extremely helpful, and fought me. He got me a great settlement. I recommend him to anyone who needs a great attorney.

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Gina Oliver

Bartow, FL


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Mr. Moody, Miss Debbie and Miss Mendy Y'all are amazingly beautiful people. Always cheerful and friendly and treat you like family.

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Moody Law, P.A.

Moody Law was founded by Daniel D. Moody for the sole and exclusive purpose of representing the injured. Our main office is centrally located next to the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, FL, serving Lakeland, Winter Haven, and all the other communities of Polk County.  Some of Mr. Moody’s honors, memberships, and associations include:

  • The Florida Bar Board Certification – Civil Trial Specialist
  • AV PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Life-member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Attorneys of America – Rue Rating Lifetime Charter Member
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call (863) 733-9090.

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“Our experience with Moody Law has been awesome, from the first day of calling and talking with the front desk staff and meeting with everyone through the whole process, everyone has been helpful in helping us to resolve this matter.”

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