Was Your Boating Accident Caused By Negligence?


Boating is one of the most popular pastimes in Florida. The state boasts oceans, lakes, and rivers and it seems like every other home has a boat. It’s no surprise, then, that boating accidents happen. If you are involved in a boating accident, negligence may have played a factor and if that is the case, you may be entitled to compensation.

Negligence In Boating

Just because you were injured in a boating accident does not mean someone else is to blame. Accidents do well and truly happen. Negligence is the failure of a person or entity to act with reasonable care. That means that in order to receive damages for your injury, you and your Florida personal injury attorney will need to prove that the injury was the result of someone else’s negligent actions.

Boating Accidents That May Result From Negligence

The most common types of boating accidents, that lead to negligence claims, in Florida are:

  • boats hitting other boats.
  • boats hitting another boat’s wake.
  • boats hitting waves.
  • boats hitting a submerged object, rock, or land.

In each of these situations, it is possible that the boat operator did not take reasonable care to avoid injury either through his/her actions and/or by not having the boat properly equipped with safety gear.

Advice From An Attorney Is Essential In Any Negligence Case

There are many factors that need to be examined in order to determine if negligence occurred in every one of the examples above, which is why it is essential to have an expert Florida personal injury attorney by your side from the start. Your attorney will look at things like the type of boats involved in the accident, the area where the accident occurred and whether or not there were any boating restrictions in place at the time, the number of people and boats in the area, and how the driver was operating the boat.

If negligence is proven, the injured parties may receives compensation for things like medical bills, lost earnings and lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering. This compensation can help you keep your financial life on track as you navigate through your recovery.

If you have been injured in a boating accident and think negligence was a factor, contact The Fighter Law Firm. We value customer service and explain our process during your consultation. No high-pressure sales tactics from our law firm, what you see is what you get. Call us at 407-344-4837 to set up your free consultation with an attorney – not a caseworker. Our office is conveniently located in Orlando, but we work throughout Orange County and Seminole County.

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