Board-Certified Florida Jet Ski And Diving Accident Lawyer

Attorney John Merting may be able to help the families of anyone suffering a catastrophic injury or wrongful death in a recreational boating or diving accident. In over 40 years as a Florida boating injury lawyer, Mr. Merting has helped hundreds of clients receive the compensation they deserve for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

Mr. Merting consults medical professionals, accident investigators and safety experts to expose negligence on the part of other boaters, their owners, or boat or personal watercraft rental operations. We interview eyewitnesses in order to determine if excessive speed, alcohol, or right of way violations were involved in causing the accident that resulted in our client's injuries. Mr. Merting will meet with you at no charge, and if he takes your case, he will charge nothing until you receive a settlement or jury award.

At the Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., we accept cases involving cruise ships, private or rented personal watercraft, and even diving injuries. Many collisions involving boats or personal watercraft involve very serious injuries and even drowning; such cases should only be entrusted to the most experienced maritime attorneys.

Florida has a very strong set of laws and regulations that govern jet ski (personal watercraft) operation, especially for personal watercraft vendors. Mr. Merting has successfully represented many seriously injured victims of jet ski accidents. With 13 years of experience as an owner/operator of a Jet Ski, and with more than 40 years of experience litigating jet ski and recreational boat claims, Mr. Merting has the knowledge and experience to aggressively represent his clients' interests. Mr. Merting has developed a tried and true stable of expert witnesses covering accident reconstruction, law enforcement, regulatory noncompliance, watercraft operation, physicians and others necessary to properly prepare and litigate all types of maritime and vessel injuries.

If you have been injured or have lost a family member in a boating/diving accident, contact boating injury lawyer John W. Merting today to schedule a consultation.

Recreational Boating/Diving Accidents And Injuries

Boating injury lawyer John W. Merting represents clients in cases involving the following kinds of injuries sustained in recreational boating/diving accidents:

  • Death
  • Brain damage
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Broken neck
  • Back injuries
  • Near drowning — physical/psychological injuries

Experienced Florida Boating Injury Lawyer Offering Personalized Service

John Merting has received many honors for his decades of work in admiralty, maritime law, and boating injuries. As the first Board-Certified Admiralty and Maritime Law attorney in North Florida, Mr. Merting has been involved in setting legal precedents that help people injured on the sea obtain the recoveries they deserve.

Mr. Merting frequently receives attorney referrals from across the world to handle especially challenging cases. Mr. Merting strictly limits the number and types of cases he accepts so that clients are not passed off to assistants or paralegals.

For more information about the law as it pertains to boating injuries, please visit our Boating Injuries and Accidents Information Center. For more general information about personal injury law, see our Personal Injury/Wrongful Death FAQs.

Contact Our Lawyer

Mr. Merting has been an avid recreational boater his entire life, and is proud to serve victims of injuries occurring on oceans, rivers and lakes. He will speak with any potential client at no charge. Contact Florida boating injury lawyer John Merting today. You can also fill out a special personal injury intake form.

From law offices in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Mr. Merting represents clients nationwide and throughout the world who have been injured at sea. Our Gulf Breeze area law firm serves mariners throughout the Gulf Coast in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, the Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway.