Most accidents involve passenger vehicles or motorcycles, but thousands of boating accidents occur every year in the United States. More than 10% of those accidents resulting in fatality. While the use of personal watercrafts can be fun and exciting, they can also be very dangerous. Boating accidents occur on waterways all over Florida for a wide range of reasons causing a wide range of injuries. Florida has the highest number of recreational boating accidents and boating fatalities in the nation. Although boating remains a popular pass time in Florida, the vast amount of boats in use increases the likelihood of an accident. Negligent and reckless drivers can cause harm to fellow passengers, swimmers, and other boats. Operator error, excessive speed for weather and water conditions, can result in serious bodily injury or even death. Boating fatalities are the result of two factors – drowning, by 69% - and trauma caused by a collision, 29%. Although boating accident injuries are not limited to riders alone. Many boating injuries result from water sport accidents, such as:
If you or a loved one were involved in a boating accident in the state of Florida, Jiles Law P.A. can work to affix a fair recovery for you. These types of accidents often result in severe bodily injury. Our attorneys will conduct a free evaluation of your case and walk you through every step of the legal process. The attorneys at Jiles Law P.A. can help you to recover the compensation you need for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. We handle all types of boat accident cases, including personal watercraft accidents, cruise ship accidents, and more.
Were you involved in a waterway accident and need an experienced Florida boating accident attorney to represent you? Call 863-875-6900 right now to arrange for a free consultation at Jiles Law, P.A.