Boating Accidents

With close to a million vessels registered in the state, Florida leads the nation in the number of vessels. Unfortunately, Florida also has the highest number of boating fatalities annually. In 2010 there were reportedly 668 boating accidents. Of these accidents, 79 of them resulted in deaths.

The cause of boating accidents include: excessive speed, intoxication, inattention, hazardous conditions and machinery malfunction. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission sets forth however that the clear leading cause of these accidents are alcohol and operator inexperience. For example 66% of the operators involved in reportable boating accidents had no formal boater education. In addition, over a five year period in Florida, alcohol use was cited in 180 accidents which caused 79 deaths and 160 injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident as a result of another’s negligence, feel free to contact The Law Offices of Jimmy De La Espriella, P.A. in order to set up a free consultation with attorney Jimmy De La Espriella, P.A. in order to find out what your rights are under Florida law and how he and his legal team will fight to protect those rights against the insurance companies to ensure that you are compensated for the damages you or your loved one has suffered.

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