Boating enthusiasts must exercise great caution as they travel lakes and oceans. Operating a boat in a reckless manner or while under the influence of alcohol can have catastrophic and deadly consequences. A leisurely day of rest and relaxation in an inland waterway or on the beach can quickly turn into tragedy.
It would seem that activities on the open sea aren't monitored as closely as roads and streets, but there are still boundaries while boating and police still take by boat. Boating and drinking are activities that happen quite often along the coasts of Florida, and even if it would seem collisions would be unlikely with the amount of space all boats have, accidents happen more than we would like to see them.
Types of Boating Accident Injuries
Not all boating accidents are caused by powerboats careening across the water at high speeds. Collisions can also be caused by sailboats, fishing boats and personal watercraft (PWC) collisions. On any of those boats, passengers can slip and fall onto the surface of the craft or overboard. Boat manufacturers who put profits over quality and safety could cause accidents due to faulty engines or safety cut-offs.
Personal watercrafts are often operated by those inexperienced and lacking knowledge about the use and potential hazards. Businesses involved in renting PWCs can be held liable even when waivers are signed.
Boating accident cases are complex, requiring thorough investigations and attention to detail. Let us handle the legal "heavy lifting" while you focus on recovering.
Contact an Orlando Boating Accident Lawyer
At The Umansky Law Firm, we provide aggressive representation to all clients injured in boating and PWC accidents, regardless of the severity of their injuries. Call or contact our auto accident lawyers anytime, day or night, for a free consultation.
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