Boating is a popular recreational activity in Florida, especially during the summer. However, watercraft activities can result in accidents and even deaths. From 2013 to 2016, the number of deaths due to boating accidents have increased, according to The American Boating Association. 701 deaths happened in 2016 alone.
When boating accidents are the result of someone else’s negligence, they can lead to viable legal claims. A boat operator who negligently hits another boat, for example, may be liable for the damage caused to individuals and property. Boating accidents can cause severe harm and disrupt lives. But in many cases, those affected do have recourse in the law.
We have extensive experience handling watercraft accident cases and have recovered significant awards for our clients.
If you or a family member has been injured in a boating accident or watercraft accident, contact us at (561) 684-2500.