Category: Boating Accidents
National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27. FWC’s most recent report on boating accidents showed 402 boating accidents involved collisions and 44 percent of them were due to the operator’s inattention or failure to maintain a proper lookout.
If you live in, or visit, Southwest Florida and enjoy recreational boating, your chances of being injured in a boating accident increase more than any other state in the U.S. Fort Myers boating accident attorney says Florida laws help keep Southwest Florida boaters safe.
Florida is a Mecca for boating enthusiasts. Whether an excursion is for fishing or any other pleasure, our waters will be filled with boaters during Southwest Florida’s busy 2021-2022 tourist season. Florida’s waters were deadlier for boaters in 2020 than in at least a decade.
Speeding and colliding with other vessels are two of the most common accidents caused by reckless Florida boat operators.
Most boaters check the basic safety rules before going out on the water. Few boaters may perform routine maintenance or check for any mechanical issues before starting the engine(s).
2020 data revealed there were more boats on the water which led to more accidents. Many accidents leading to injuries and deaths can be avoided when boats have engine cut-off switches (ECOS).
July 4, 2021 is a 4-day weekend. In our endeavor to make this a more enjoyable and safe holiday for everyone, we focus this blog on common July 4th accidents.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) reported in 2020 that Florida ranked No. 1 nationally in both recreational boating accidents and fatalities on the water. Florida has ranked No. 1 every year since 2015.
A Fort Myers boat accident attorney at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. says COVID-19 has many people seeking alternative outlets to staying at home. One of these outlets includes getting out on Southwest Florida’s beautiful waterways for sport and/or leisure.
Boat operators and passengers should be aware that propellers are dangerous. A typical three-blade boat propeller runs at 3,200 rpm and can inflict 160 strikes in one second.