Boating Accidents

Florida is a boating paradise that often ends in tragedy.

Passengers rarely wear safety restraints and large waves, rocks, sand bars, channel markers, other boats, WaveRunners or jet skis cause major injuries daily.   While Florida’s rivers, lakes, Gulf and ocean have become popular spots for recreational activities, they have also been connected to some of the state’s most serious accidents and injuries.

If you were injured or otherwise harmed in a recreational boating accident that was caused by the reckless or negligent behaviors of a third party, you are rightfully due compensation for your pain and suffering. You can seek this type of monetary recompense through legal action. Call now to speak to Florida boat accident lawyer Sean King about the legal options available to you. At King Law, we can help you learn whether you have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim and will provide you with all of your legal options for compensation after a boating accident injury. Don’t stand alone. We know your rights and what you may be entitled to. Let us take on the fight while you heal.

It is important to hire proper counsel to discuss your injuries and treatments.  Most boats are insured but it is critical to investigate additional insurance such as umbrella policies.  Often boaters are drinking and not paying attention to changing tides and sand movement.  Channel markers are hard to see and boating at night is high risk.  Be careful out there.

Contact our office immediately as critical information must be obtained.

Below are some of the most common types of recreational boating and marine accidents, according to a study released by the United States Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety.

  • Collision with another vessel: Because the rules and regulations concerning boating safety and other water carriers are not prominently advertised or enforced, boat operators must understand and adhere to the guidelines set forth for them. When the boat driver fails to exercise care, the passengers in his or her vessel, as well as the passengers of other nearby vessels, are put in danger of injury.
  • Collision with a fixed object: Injury accidents can occur when the operator of a boat fails to recognize and respond to the presence of potentially destructive circumstances such as shallow waters, rocks, and boating docks. A collision can lead to a hard-impact landing or even capsizing.
  • Falling overboard: Slippery floors, sudden jerks, and/or passenger recklessness can cause someone to fall overboard. When an individual is unexpectedly thrust into choppy waters, it can be difficult – if not impossible – for the victim to swim back to safety.
  • Capsizing: Capsizing refers to the overturn of a boat, leaving the vessel upside down or resting on its side. Capsizing usually follows another type of accident such as an onboard fire or collision with another object.

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