Robert Boyers

Boating, Jetski and Personal Watercraft Accidents

According to the latest Florida Fish and Wildlife reports, the Sunshine State has the highest incidence of boating related injuries and fatalities in the country. Although these injuries can occur in a variety of different contexts, most accidents occur when boating operators fail to act responsibly on the water or fail to understand or appreciate the rules of navigation. Whether you have been injured on a private boat, commercial vessel, jet ski or other personal watercraft, the experienced boating accident lawyers at the Boyers Law Group will help you successfully navigate your case and achieve just compensation for your injuries.

Captain Error or Negligence

“Red, right, return.” It simply means keep the red navigation guides, such as buoys, to your right when returning from sea. This is one of the most basic tenets of nautical navigation. Unfortunately, this and many other rules of the road are ignored causing accidents on the waterways. In Florida, anyone over the age of 14 can receive a boating license without ever demonstrating practical boating skills or meeting rigorous education or training requirements. As a result, most Florida boating and watercraft accidents are caused by operator or captain error. Although inexperienced or negligent boat captains are the most common cause, serious injuries can occur in many ways including the following:

  • Collisions and capsizing
  • Prop/ propeller accidents
  • Fires/explosions
  • Falls overboard
  • Slip and falls
Alcohol Related Accidents

Under Florida law, it is a crime to operate a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Nevertheless, many boaters seem to view this law as a guideline rather than a rule. Boating is a dangerous activity in and of itself. When boaters act irresponsibly and cause injuries while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they are liable to the accident victims for damages.

Cruise Ship Injuries

Boyers Law Group attorneys have extensive experience representing the victims of Florida cruise ship related injuries in a wide range of contexts.

Charter Boats/Ferries/Tenders

Similar to private vessels, owners and operators of commercial watercraft are responsible for the safety of all those on board. This includes passengers utilizing the gangway during the boarding process. In these cases, the captain, crew and the owner may be held liable for any injuries that were caused as the result of their negligence.

A victim of boating or watercraft negligence may recover monetary compensation for, among other things, pain, suffering, mental anguish, loss of the capacity to fully enjoy one’s life, scarring, disability, disfigurement, embarrassment, inconvenience, past and future medical expenses, lost wages and diminished earning capacity in the future. The experienced boat accident attorneys at the Boyers Law Group have a proven record of prosecuting these cases successfully and a history of maximizing these damages for their clients.

If you or someone you care about has suffered serious boating or watercraft injury, call the experienced trial lawyers at Boyers Law Group for a free consultation today. When you or your loved ones are injured due to the negligence of others, you need a true champion to advocate for you. You can reach Your Boyers Law Group Champions for the Injured at 800-545-9100 or 305-512-7600. You can also email us at

Client Reviews
Rob very successfully represented our family (our son) in a medical malpractice case involving a birth injury where our son suffered brachial plexus at birth.
Rob truly has a passion and an amazing talent for law. His commitment to his clients is truly unwavering and we are forever grateful for the dedication and care that he put into our son's case. Without a doubt it is because of Rob that our son will have opportunities in life he may not have had and will have the resources he needs to make his disablility less of a hindrance for him.
Robert Boyers was recommended to me to handle my slip and fall case. I will be forever grateful to Robert for allowing me to feel that I was in the ‘best possible hands’ throughout the 2+ year process through and including the settlement of the case. Robert’s expertise, professionalism, and compassion were beyond what I observed in the legal field. And, his associate and staff were a fine reflection of Robert’s guidance. Robert was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. Rhonda
I hired Mr. Robert Boyers for a wrongful death case involving my father. I wasn’t sure what to do, or procedures to take until I met Mr. Boyers. I can say honestly from my heart I’m very thankful I met this attorney. Losing a father, and feeling lost is the worst feeling anyone would have. Mr. Boyers and his staff was very sincere and compassionate the entire time and then after during my case. Erica
I had a major accident where I sustained many injuries both short and long term. I was referred to Rob Boyers by a friend and I contacted him and he came to my house as I was completely incapacitated. He interviewed myself and my family as to the facts of the case and we subsequently hired him to handle my case as it relates to the insurance and the various medical obligations i was incurring.
To that end I am grateful to him and his services and consider him a friend to this day.