Ft. Lauderdale Boating Accident Attorney
Injured in a boat accident in South Florida?
Boating is a common pastime throughout Florida and the United States. Ocean/water sports involving boats and personal watercraft can be exciting and are great ways to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors. However, boats, jetskis and other water devices can be very dangerous if the proper precautions are neglected or carelessly overlooked. In 2007 alone, there were over 5,000 boating accidents and over 3,500 boating-related injuries. According to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) statistics, the damages resulting from these accidents totaled at over $53,000,000.
If you or a loved one has been severely injured in a boating/waterskiing/jetskiing or other water sport accident, you could have the legal right to seek damages. If an attorney can prove that another person such as the owner or operator of the boat or vessel involved in your injury was negligent, careless or performing dangerous acts while in charge of the vehicle, you could recover damages.
A Ft. Lauderdale area boating accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Spingarn & Associates, P.A.
can help you. Because Florida has so much coastline, motorboats, yachts, sailboats and other types of vessels, boating accidents can easily occur.
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According to the USCG, the most common contributing factor in boating accidents is operator inattention, followed by careless or reckless operation. Alcohol use is also a major factor and is the leading contributing cause of fatal boating accidents. Nearly half of all boating accidents in 2007 involved open motorboats. Because these vessels can travel at high speeds, collisions and other incidents can prove to be extremely dangerous. Also, if the owner or operator is not properly trained in maritime safety or proper techniques to use while driving the boat, accidents can easily occur.
If you have suffered serious injuries in a boat accident, you should not be expected to face the financial burden of your medical bills alone. An attorney who has the experience necessary and an aggressive attitude toward protecting your rights can help get you on the road to recovering monetary compensation for your losses brought upon by the accident.
Have you been injured in a Florida boat accident? Contact a Ft. Lauderdale Boating Accident Attorney at the Law Offices of Spingarn & Associates, P.A. Mr. Spingarn also serves clients throughout South Florida, including Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward Counties.