According to Statista, there were about 11.96 million registered vessels in the United States in 2017.
In Florida, there are specific laws that can apply to boating accidents. “Federal law requires the operator of a vessel involved in an accident to file a report if there are serious injuries, death, or property damage over $2,000.00,” says Ted Babbitt. He adds, “That report can be admissible in evidence in a civil suit.”
Also, boat operators who experience an accident must have certain first aid equipment on the boat. They may be liable if someone’s injuries are increased because of the lack of first aid equipment.
If you’ve been in a boating accident, it is imperative that you choose a lawyer who has experience in that area. Cases involving boating accidents are usually done in a contingency fee basis. This means you won’t be charged any attorney fees unless they win. To see if you have a case, call (561) 684-2500. We’ll give you a free initial consultation.