Personal Injury Cases Involving Boat Accident Cases
South Florida is known for enjoying a recreational life on the water. Whether it’s diving, water skiing, jet skis or other recreational activities. However, accidents on the water happen frequently.
In 2019, the Coast Guard counted 4,168 accidents that involved 613 deaths, 2,559 injuries and approximately $55 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents according to the US Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division. Where the cause of death was known, 76% of the fatal boating accident victims drowned. Of those drowning victims with reported life jacket usage, 84.5% were not wearing a life jacket.
Whether these accidents occur on speedboats, jet skis, party boats, cruise ships or other privately owned vessels, boating accidents have the potential to cause major injuries or fatalities. Boating injuries usually occur because of a reckless or careless operator, operating a boat under the influence, boat malfunction, or an inexperienced operator.
Boating Accident Top Counties in Florida:
Monroe: 96 accidents; 58 resulted in injury or death
Miami-Dade: 75 accidents; 47 resulted in injury or death
Broward: 63 accidents; 20 resulted in injury or death
Pinellas: 45 accidents; 24 resulted in injury or death
Lee: 43 accidents; 21 resulted in injury or death
Palm Beach: 41 accidents; 16 resulted in injury or death
Okaloosa: 34 accidents; 27 resulted in injury or death
Collier: 31 accidents; 20 resulted in injury or death
Hillsborough: 30 accidents; 14 resulted in injury or death
Duval: 25 accidents; 16 resulted in injury or death
Similar to car accidents, notify authorities whenever someone has been injured in a boat accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, please contact us at (954) 913-CASE (2273) for your complimentary consultation.