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Compensation for Recreational Boating Injuries

We are fortunate to live in an area that is surrounded by water including many lakes, the Intracoastal, the St. Johns River, and the Atlantic Ocean. That means recreational boating is very popular and lots of people own boats or rent a recreational boat or a fishing charter to take friends and family on excursions.

However, accidents on the water happen frequently, especially when people are having fun and letting their guard down. We have seen accidents from slip and falls to falling overboard, getting caught up in fishing gear or ropes, losing a finger, or breaking a bone on a hatch. A swimmer can become the victim of a boating accident. Head injuries, traumatic brain injury, and even death can occur on a recreational boat excursion.

Boating Statistics

Federal statistics show about 90 % of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. The two most important things a recreational boat operator can do are a) wear a lifejacket and b) take some type of boating education course including training in real world situations on the water. Wearing the kill switch lanyard will allow the boat’s power to be killed if the operator is thrown into the water to avoid being cut by the propeller.

The most frequent cause of accidents on the water are careless operation, inattention, inexperience and the behavior of a passenger or skier. Alcohol plays a role in drowning deaths and deadly boating accidents. These are accidents that are entirely preventable.

There may also be occasions when a fishing charter boat owner is not a responsible professional who keeps his boat in good condition. If you are injured on a chartered fishing boat, Florida law will allow you to be compensated in court by the negligent party to cover your medical expenses, rehabilitation and future care as well as time off work.

Jacksonville Recreational Boating Accident Attorneys at Farah & Farah Offer Free Consultations

Farah & Farah would like to consult with you on your Florida boating accident injury. Farah & Farah is familiar with maritime law, a branch of the law that requires special expertise to navigate. Not only is the investigation process different than a case on dry land, but your law firm must understand maritime personal injuries.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been injured or killed in a boating collision, call Farah & Farah at 904-263-4610 to receive a complimentary consultation on maritime law and the legal options of your case. We can make sure you receive the medical care you need.

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10 West Adams St.,
Jacksonville Florida 32202
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Local: 904-263-4610
Email: contact@farahandfarah.com

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