Scuba Diving And Snorkeling Accidents
Our Florida maritime attorneys at Munch and Munch, P.A., have years of experience handling cases involving scuba diving and snorkeling accidents, both recreational and professional, resulting in injury, near-drowning and even death. Hundreds of people, both Florida residents and visitors, are injured or killed in scuba diving or snorkeling accidents each year. These types of accidents are most often a result of malfunctioning or poorly maintained equipment, poor judgment, and negligent actions or inaction including improper signaling, failure to have a proper lookout, inadequate training, and inadequate supervision.
Our Florida maritime attorneys at Munch and Munch, P.A., have the knowledge and skills to take on scuba diving or snorkeling cases resulting from accidents including but not limited to:
- Improperly maintained or faulty equipment
- Inadequate training
- Inadequate supervision
- Dangerous water or weather conditions
- Boat run over accidents
- Dive buddy negligence
- Out-of-air emergencies
- Decompression table misuse
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a scuba diving or snorkeling accident, an experienced maritime lawyer will help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to by law. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, future medical expenses, lost income, and damages for pain and suffering. Commercial diving companies frequently fail to follow required standard safety procedures. In cases involving such commercial operations, dive companies are generally presumed to be negligent unless and until they provide evidence to show that any failure to follow standard safety procedures did not cause the accident in any way.