Florida Boating Accidents Are on the Rise
According to a new article published by The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in 2020, there has been a 16% increase in Florida boating accidents. One of the reasons there have been so many accidents is that there have been many more boats on the water over the past couple of years. Unfortunately, the number of boating accidents in Florida is continuing to rise. Safety advocates believe this is due to a lack of boating education.
Florida leads the United States in registered boats. However, it’s estimated that there may be as many as one million unregistered boats on Florida water.
Over the past few years, there have been over 300 boating accidents, which is a 26% increase. According to the estimates, about 70% of boat operators involved in fatal boating crashes did not receive boat education.
..."According to the estimates, about 70% of boat operators involved in fatal boating crashes did not receive boat education."
Other Causes of Florida Boating Accidents
Boat accidents are typically caused by boat operator inattention. However, boat accidents may also result from adverse weather conditions, mechanical failures, and operating the boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a boat accident caused by another’s negligence, it is in your best interest to speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. We can help establish liability and prove negligence.
In Florida, an accident injury victim has no more than three years from the date of the accident to file a claim.
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Fuentes Berrio Schutt represents boat accident victims and families of fatal injury victims all over Florida. Our boat accident attorneys are available to meet you at any other place in Palm Beach County and Broward County and especially the cities of Deerfield Beach, Lake Worth, Pompano, Hillsboro, and Highland Beach.
Fuentes Berrio Schutt is here to help accident victims receive the financial compensation that they deserve for their claims. Call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 for your free case review and consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.
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