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Few activities can boast to be as fun and relaxing as a boat ride on a sunny afternoon; that’s probably why interest in boating and other water activities is on the rise. Florida has been named the number one spot for boating across the nation, with nearly 900,000 registered boaters living in the state.
When Boating Becomes Dangerous
While boating offers Florida residents and tourists a great opportunity to have some decent family fun on the water, the increase in water-related activities has also caused a spike in accidents. Nation-wide, the U.S. Coast Guard states that there are annually 4,062 boating accidents each year with hundreds of the accidents turning fatal.
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What Causes Boating Accidents
While some boating accidents occur due to weather or other unstoppable forces, many of them are brought on by the boat operator. In many cases, alcohol plays an important factor in the accident, as 15 percent of all crashes in Florida are alcohol and drug related. When under the influence, it can be difficult for operators to maintain control of the boat, and crashes are to be expected. Negligence, inexperience, and violations are also frequent reasons for boating collisions. Sadly, not only do boating accidents affect those who are intoxicated and inexperienced, but waterway collisions can result in innocent lives being impacted.
Costs Associated with Boating Accidents
If you’ve been the victim in a boating or personal watercraft accident in south Florida, you realize there are various costs associated with the collision. In many cases, victims find themselves facing property damage, medical bills, and loss of work. Given time, these bills can start to add up and the material loss can seem overwhelming.
How We Can Help
If you’ve been involved in a boating accident and you experienced injury or losses, then our law firm is here to help. With years of experience and understanding of waterway collisions, our team of attorneys will help you get the compensation that you deserve. We take on cases that involve any type of watercraft or boat accident, and then work to prove that you are entitled to a reimbursement for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Everyone deserves the chance to safely enjoy an afternoon out on the water. If the negligence of another boater has cost you your health and well-being, then it’s time to seek compensation. Let us help you regain your peace of mind and start you on the path to healing.
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