Boat Accidents Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale
Decades of Experience Handling Boat Accident Cases
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, there
were close to 1,000 boating accidents in Florida in 2013 alone, resulting
in almost 450 injuries. From 2007 to 2013, there were approximately 4,795
boating accidents that claimed the lives of over 500 people. Of those
accidents in 2013 which resulted in fatality, 63% involved operators who
had never taken a boating safety course.
Representing You After a Boating Accident
Boating involves powerful motor vehicles and can therefore be just as dangerous
as driving a car or motorcycle. Unfortunately, many see boating as a purely
relaxing or recreational activity, and fail to account for the serious
accidents and potentially
catastrophic injuries that can occur.
Proper boating education is extremely important, because until an individual
understands the risks associated with watercrafts, he or she is unlikely
to act with the level of care that is necessary to prevent accidents from
occurring on the water. This negligence can make the boater liable if
he or she causes an accident.
The following are examples of reckless or dangerous boat operator behavior:
- Overloading the boat with too many occupants or too much cargo
- Failure to look out for others on the water, including those skiing and tubing
- Driving the boat at a dangerous speed
- Riding a large wave or wake at a dangerous speed
- Failure to ensure proper maintenance of the boat
- Failure to follow rules and protocol for boat operators
- Colliding with a fixed object
- Boating under the influence of drugs and / or alcohol
Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting for You
Personal injury law exists to help injured people seek the compensation they deserve after
an unexpected accident they didn't cause. If you have been hurt, or
have suffered the
wrongful death of a loved one, speak with our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys
at Kelley/Uustal right away. We provide our clients with effective advocacy,
and we refuse to settle for less than the pursuit of a favorable outcome
to their cases. Our team offers
free consultations, so don't wait any longer to contact us.
Contact our firm today to discuss your case with a Fort Lauderdale injury attorney.