Lawsuit Settlement Funding Firm Reports $12 Million Boat Accident Settlement

Case Funding Firm says that a father and son who suffered permanent injuries, including brain damage, were struck by a 46-foot dive boat's propellers. Legal-Bay cautions boaters to be extra careful with boat safety over summer months.

Aug 04, 2015, 05:00 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

MIAMI, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports that a $12 million boat accident settlement was recently reached for a father and son who suffered severe head injuries after being struck by propellers of a dive boat. The boy, who was 11 years old at the time, and his father were run over and struck by a 46-foot dive boat's propellers just after getting into the water of the Florida Keys Dive Center in Tavernier in August of 2011. Both the father and son underwent emergency craniotomies, according to court records, which is a procedure where part of the skull is removed in order to allow room for a swollen brain to expand. According to Keys News, court records state that the father and son "both suffered permanent injuries, including brain damage and skull fractures." A federal civil lawsuit was filed in April of 2014 by the family and the trial was set to take place this summer, however, the charter boat business agreed to pay $12 million in May of this year. The settlement is still awaiting final approval by the court, however, sources believe it will be approved by the judge.   

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During the summer months, Legal-Bay urges people to take caution while at the beach, on boating waters, or in swimming pools. Boat accidents such as these occur, and sometimes, unfortunately, result in serious injuries or death resulting in Jones Act lawsuits, personal injury claims, or wrongful death suits.   

Patty Kirby, COO and Head of Client Relations, commented on the recent boat incident, "The size of this Florida Keys settlement is significant due to the catastrophic injuries. Although boating accidents are rare, the ones that occur tend to be serious in nature. This is an example of the type of case that we typically provide large pre-settlement lawsuit cash advances on for plaintiffs while they wait for their case to settle or be tried in the court."      

Legal-Bay is committed to assisting victims involved in all personal injury or Jones Act cases, including boats, yachts, cruise ships, fishing boats, or other water vessel accidents, as well as other water accident cases such as swimming pools or water or amusement park accidents. For more information on Legal-Bay's accident lawsuit funding programs and a list of cases funded, visit:

If you, or a loved one, are in need of some financial support due to a personal injury lawsuit claim, feel free to call Legal-Bay on its toll-free hotline at: 877.571.0405.

You may also apply online at: and an agent will respond to your request shortly.

Disclaimer:  Legal-Bay's programs are non-recourse lawsuit cash advances, also known as case funding, which means you only repay the settlement advance if you win your case. None of the programs should be considered to be a lawsuit loan, lawsuit loans, settlement loans, settlement loan, pre-settlement loans, or a pre-settlement loan. To learn more about how Legal-Bay's funding process works, visit:


Patty Kirby, COO/Head of Client Relations

Ph. 877.571.0405 Email