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WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF BOAT ACCIDENTS?

By 888 Boat Law |

It is “operator inattention” according to the U.S. Coast Guard. For recent statistics kept by the U.S. Coast Guard “operator inattention” is the leading cause of boating accidents.  Next is not surprisingly “operator inexperience”. Neither of these top two boating accident categories is a surprise to the attorneys representing accident victims here in Florida… Read More »

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FAQs About Florida Boating Accidents

By 888 Boat Law |

Florida attracts boaters from around the state, and around the world, every year. While spending a day out on the water is certainly a great deal of fun, accidents do happen. The aftermath of a boat crash is very confusing. You may not know what happened, what to do next, or how you are… Read More »

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Who is Liable After a Boat Accident?

By 888 Boat Law |

Boating accidents are serious and leave victims with catastrophic injuries. If someone else’s negligence caused your crash, you should not have to pay for your medical bills, lost income, and other losses. You can recover damages from the liable, or at-fault, party but first, you must identify who that party is. Determining who caused… Read More »

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Can You Consume Alcohol While Operating a Boat in Florida?

By 888 Boat Law |

For many boaters, drinking and spending a day on the water go hand in hand. Truthfully, though, boating under the influence is against the law and it can have deadly consequences. State law strictly prohibits people from operating a boat if they are impaired by alcohol or drugs. Impairment occurs when a person’s blood… Read More »

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THE PROBLEM WITH JETSKI COLLISIONS

By 888 Boat Law |

Beyond the obvious physical and emotional pain of a JetSki collision is what comes next. What comes next is the insurer for the owner of the offending Jetski seeking to limit the recovery of the injured person or the family of a deceased person to the worth of the crashed JetSki. It sounds impossible…. Read More »

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888BOATLAW IS OPEN ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS

By 888 Boat Law |

The law offices of  www.888BoatLaw.com are open on weekends and holidays. We have witnessed in 25 years representing injured boat crash victims and JetSki victims that many of these injury cases happen on weekends and on holidays like Spring Break, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day. We are open. It is… Read More »

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SPRING BREAK BOAT RENTAL ACCIDENTS

By 888 Boat Law |

Every year at this time in Florida people come down from all over the U.S. to enjoy Spring Break weather, the beaches, the attractions, and also to take advantage of boat rentals and JetSki rentals. Florida makes it very easy for out-of-state residents to rent boats and JetSkis. If a person is born before… Read More »

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Can You Sue for a Slip and Fall While on a Rental Boat?

By 888 Boat Law |

  Many people think that boat injuries usually result from a boat crash, but that is not always the case. If you were hurt during a slip and fall on a rental boat, you may have the right to financial compensation. These accidents can result in years of medical care, as well as pain… Read More »

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INJURED ON A JETSKI TOUR

By 888 Boat Law |

If you were injured on a JetSki tour you are not alone.  See if any of these things happened to you which lead to your injury. Another tour member ran into you. The tour guides left you. The JetSki malfunctioned and caused a crash. A wake from a large vessel caused injury to you…. Read More »

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TRIPPING OVER A CHAIR ON CRUISE SHIP

By 888 Boat Law |

It sounds very simple. Chairs are lined are mostly lounge chairs, the long ones that passengers can layout on them.  The chairs are put in place by the workers on the cruise ship for use by the passengers. The problem is that with the track encircling the perimeter of the sun deck the cruise… Read More »

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