Florida is the sunshine state with average daily weather perfect for boating. The intercoastal waterways are filled with winter and seasonal visitors. Local come out with their boats speed boats, sailboats, yachts, large boats and small boats. The water recreation is hectic with jet skis and the result can be serious boat accidents with injuries or even death. Florida waterways continue to be one of the most dangerous waterways for boaters. You will need an experienced maritime lawyer to fight for you if you are injured
Boating Accidents On Floroda Waterways Have Resulted in Serious Injuries and Deaths
Boating accidents are not much different then auto accidents. You are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, injury and pain and suffering. But, you will need an experienced Maritime Injury Law Center attorney to help. These are accidents on the sea and are handled differently then on the road. The process of obtaining compensation after a boating accident is complex with state and federal regulations to deal with.
Boating Accidents Happen
- Ferry boat accidents with injury
- Serious Injury and death
- Sail boat collisions
- Loading dock accidents
- Not having an adequate look out
- Operator inattention
- Windsurfers hit by boats
- Quick sudden changes in course
- Surfers hit by jet skiers or boaters
- Injuries sustained due to crane collapse or accidents
- Jet skiers hit by other boaters
n 2011 alone, the Coast Guard counted 4588 boating accidents, including 758 deaths, 3081 injuries, and nearly $52 million in property damage as a result of recreational boating accidents. The fatality rate, astoundingly, was 6.2 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels. According to the Coast Guard, the most common types of vessels involved in boating accidents were open motorboats (47%), personal watercraft (19%), and cabin motorboats (14%). In 70% of all deadly boating accidents, the victim drowned. Of these fatalities, 84% were not wearing a life jacket. Further, only 11% eleven percent of boating fatalities occurred on vessels where the operator received instruction and only 7% on vessels where the operator had received boating safety instruction from a NASBLA approved course..
If you, or a loved one is injured in a boating or any other recreational vehicle at sea call Florida Maritime Injury law Center today. Covering, Florida Keys, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Hallandale Beach , Miami Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beac, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Jupiter, Melbourne, Daytona, Jacksonville, St Augustine, Ft Myers, Cape Coral, Cape Canaveral, Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota and all of Florida.