Florida has the unfortunate distinction of having a disproportionately high number of boating accidents. Boating accidents, on the other hand, are relatively rare throughout the state of Florida. This is due to the fact that Florida has over a million registered watercraft, each of which poses a danger of a boat disaster. When the number of possibly unregistered vessels is included, the figure of a million rises even higher.
Maritime accidents can occur in a variety of ways, with a wide range of possible outcomes. Speed boats, jet skis, tourist watercraft, and numerous types of fishing vessels are all examples of watercraft. Each one comes with its own set of dangers and potential consequences.
Accidents on the water can occur in a variety of ways. It's possible that you'll slip and fall into the water. Due to the outboard motors of a personal watercraft, you may be struck by a boat traveling at extreme speeds, which can cause significant damage. Furthermore, because Florida's waterways attract a large number of visitors, the chance of someone driving a boat while inebriated rises considerably.
Florida has the greatest rate of boat accidents in the United States today. Every year, numerous individuals are harmed in boating accidents as a result of boat operators' recklessness. Fortunately, because these instances are widespread in Florida, Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki has a plethora of expertise with personal injury claims involving boats. We can provide you the greatest opportunity of recovering compensation that is reasonable for your amount of damage, pain, and suffering, as well as any consequences that resulted from your boat accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Florida boating accident in the last four years, you should contact a Florida personal injury lawyer at Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki to guarantee that you obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries and consequences.
Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki in Jacksonville has decades of experience fighting for the rights of victims of different sorts of negligence, including those who have been involved in a jet ski or boat accident. We can also provide you with a free phone consultation. Every call will be free of charge, and any information you provide will be protected by the attorney-client privilege. Call us at (904) 398-1992 or fill out a brief form to schedule a free initial consultation today with our experienced and aggressive personal injury attorneys!
What Are the Most Common Causes of Boating Accidents in Florida?
The waterways, like America's roadways, are governed by a number of maritime rules meant to reduce the danger of accidents and injury. People, on the other hand, frequently do not take marine rules as seriously as they do land-based laws. Furthermore, many persons are unaware of the nuances of the
regulations and, consequently, may inadvertently engage in reckless or negligent behavior that might result in a boating mishap.
A list of frequent scenarios that result in a personal injury case on the sea is as follows:
Just like driving, operating a marine vessel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is unlawful. Florida Statute 327.35, which establishes the legal limitations for drunkenness while boating, regulates boating intoxication.
A boater has a duty of care to the individuals on board and in the vicinity. They must guarantee that their yacht is in good working order and free of damage or neglect. A boat that is overweight or inadequately maintained is a typical source of injury.
There is a variety of watercraft capable of exceeding the speed limit in Florida's waterways. Many of these watercraft, from speed boats to jet skis, can cause serious injury if operated carelessly. Operators who drive too fast risk losing control of their boat and crashing into or colliding with another person swimming in the river.
The ordinary person may underestimate the amount of experience required to safely drive a boat. Many boating mishaps occur in Florida when visitors attempt to operate a boat without any prior knowledge or instruction. This increases the likelihood of a boating accident and the associated hazards of bodily injury.
While the weather in Florida is frequently hot, it is not always conducive to safe sailing. Furthermore, water vehicles are exposed to the elements at a much higher rate. High-speed winds and a lot of rain make the water a lot more hazardous and raise the chances of accidents and injury. Another factor to consider is that in the event that someone is thrown from the boat, the sea itself is far more dangerous in bad weather.
This is not a complete list. Victims of boating accidents might be harmed or have their property damaged in a variety of ways. Call our legal company for additional information on the facts of your case, no matter what the details are. The Law Place in Florida is well-versed in personal injury law, and after scheduling a free consultation, you'll be well on your way to getting the most money for your accident case.
Any Florida boating accident attorney has witnessed a variety of various watercraft accidents that resulted in personal injury.
These are some of them:
A personal injury lawyer at Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki can assist you with your case, regardless of the details of your Florida boating accident. Contact us immediately for a free case review and let one of our experienced accident lawyers guide you through the legal process of maximizing your compensation. Call us at (904) 398-1992 or fill out a brief form to schedule a free initial consultation today with our experienced and aggressive personal injury attorneys!
Impact injuries such as abrasions, lacerations, and various types of abrasions. Fracture or breakage of the bones. If the victim's spine is harmed or they suffer a severe fracture, they may lose their mobility for the rest of their lives. Fast-moving propeller blades can cause amputation or dismemberment. Head injuries can have long-term consequences, such as brain damage. Boating accidents might also result in non-physical injuries. It's likely that you're suffering from PTSD, sadness, anxiety, or that flashbacks from the accident have kept you up at night. It is also much too common for boat accidents to result in the death of a person.
What Kinds of Damages Can Our Lawyers Help You Claim in a Boating Accident Case?
Our law firm recognizes that a boating accident can have far-reaching consequences for the rest of your life. In these sorts of personal injury lawsuits, there are multiple legal routes for pursuing various types of compensation.
Our lawyers at Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki can assist you in making a claim for one or more of the following:
Compensation for any wrongful death that may have occurred as a result of your boating accident.
The easiest way to find out which of these legal compensation options apply to your case is to call us at (904) 398-1992 or fill out a brief form to schedule a free initial consultation today with our experienced and aggressive personal injury attorneys!
Make an Appointment with Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki Today!
There has never been a better moment to seek counsel from an expert attorney affiliated with a respectable law practice like Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki, with over a million boats ready to cause another accident.
Our attorneys have decades of combined legal experience that apply to your case. We'll make sure your legal rights to fair compensation are protected. These rights include being fairly compensated for injuries, pain and suffering, as well as property damage.
If you have been involved in a boating accident in the last four years, don’t waste another day! Contact us immediately for a free case review and let one of our experienced accident lawyers guide you through the legal process of maximizing your compensation. Call us at (904) 398-1992 or fill out a brief form to schedule a free initial consultation today with our experienced and aggressive personal injury attorneys!