Category: Boating Accidents

Boating Safety Tips for Florida's Waters

October 9, 2017 | Category: Boating Accidents

It is no surprise that Florida leads the nation in boating accidents because Florida has the highest number of registered boats in the United States. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida reported 671 boating accidents in 2016, the most in the United States.

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Nighttime Boating Negligence

August 31, 2017 | Category: Boating Accidents

Florida has the second largest coastline in the United States (at 1,350 miles) and extensive freshwater river and lake systems throughout the state.  In conjunction with yearlong warm weather, this makes Florida the premier destination for recreational boating in the nation, but it also creates an environment ripe for boating accidents.  In a 2015 report conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division, Florida was found to have the largest number of registered recreational boating...

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Boaters Beware of Underwater Electrical Hazards

February 14, 2017 | Category: Boating Accidents, Personal Injury

According to the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida has more than 1,540 miles of navigable inland waterways and a 1,350-mile coastline (the 2nd longest of all states, after Alaska), much of which is well-trafficked and utilized for both commercial and recreational purposes.  Boating and related equipment accidents are therefore quite common.

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Boaters Have Rights

January 31, 2017 | Category: Boating Accidents, Personal Injury

In Florida, both the operators and passengers of boats are entitled to bring personal injury claims (whether the defendant’s actions were negligent, reckless, or intentional) against other boaters if the defendant-operator in question caused their injuries.

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