Category: Boating Accidents

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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Hit and Run Accidents On Florida's Waterways

July 6, 2016 | Category: Boating Accidents, Personal Injury

  Hit and run accidents are frequently in the news and are often about vehicle accidents. However, these accidents also happen on our waterways. NBC-2 reported, after a May 29, 2016 Cape Coral boat crash, that authorities were investigating an accident where two juveniles were fishing when a speeding boat hit their boat near the Cape Coral Yacht Club. The boat causing the accident left the scene.  

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Tips for Boating with Children

April 18, 2016 | Category: Boating Accidents

Boating accidents happen too often and can cause serious injuries to children. With thousands of miles of beautiful coastline, Florida is ideal for boating with families, and many enjoy spending quality time together. A challenge for parents is cruising safely with children.

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