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Which Watercraft has the Right-of-Way?

By 888 Boat Law |

Just as there are rules of the road drivers must follow, there are also rules of the waterways boat operators must comply with. Many of these pertain to which watercraft has the right-of-way when they are in the water. It is not always easy to determine who has the right-of-way on the water. Right-of-way… Read More »

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CAN I MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST A BOAT OWNER FOR INJURIES?

By 888 Boat Law |

Yes, in Florida you can make a claim against a boat owner in Florida for boating injuries you suffered on that boat or because of that boat, but you have to be careful. First, you have to know what law applies, and that is because the location of the injury incident matters as to… Read More »

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What to Do Immediately After a Boating Accident

By 888 Boat Law |

Knowing what to do immediately after a boating accident can make a significant difference in the outcome of any legal actions you may need to take. At www.888BoatLaw,com the Law Offices of Frank D. Butler, PA, we’ve put together this guide to help you navigate the crucial moments following a boating accident. Ensure Everyone’s… Read More »

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Boat Rental Injuries

By 888 Boat Law |

Boat rental injuries are one of the most numerous types of cases we see. Here is why boat rental injury cases occur. The State of Florida makes it very easy for a person to rent a boat, regardless of their level of experience. Florida relies upon a strong tourism industry and does not require… Read More »

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Maritime Law in Boating Accidents

By 888 Boat Law |

With over a million registered vessels in Florida, boating accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence. When such accidents happen, it’s crucial to understand how maritime law may be involved. Unlike car accidents that fall under state jurisdiction, boating accidents often fall under maritime law, a specialized area of law that governs navigable waters. When… Read More »

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WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A CRUISE SHIP INJURY CASE?

By 888 Boat Law |

The statute of limitations for a cruise ship injury is generally 1 year against most cruise lines. NOTE: your case will vary depending upon the facts. You need to consult a maritime attorney to discuss the specifics of your cruise ship injury case and know for sure the statute of limitations on your case…. Read More »

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Are You Liable if Someone Drives Your Boat and Becomes Injured?

By 888 Boat Law |

In Florida, the most common type of boating accident occurs when one vessel crashes into another.  Determining liability in these cases is always complicated, but it becomes even more complex if you have allowed your boat to be operated by someone and they, or passengers on another watercraft, became injured. If you are found… Read More »

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What Pool Injuries are Common on Cruise Ships?

By 888 Boat Law |

Florida is known as being an ideal place to take a cruise, and many of the biggest cruise ship lines depart from our state’s ports. These cruises are known for providing great entertainment, delicious food, and memories that last a lifetime. Unfortunately, not all cruises end well. Even if the ship does not get… Read More »

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LABOR DAY BOAT CRASHES

By 888 Boat Law |

Every year at www.888BoatLaw.com (law offices of Frank D. Butler, PA) we see some of the worst boating accident injury cases for the year, they occur on Labor Day or on the Labor Day weekend. These boating accident cases involve boat crashes, but also passengers being hurt on vessels where the operator of the… Read More »

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WHAT ARE THE BUSIEST CRUISE SHIP TERMINALS IN FLORIDA?

By 888 Boat Law |

Three of the busiest cruise ship launching terminals in the world are located in Florida, including the top two. This is according to the cruise ship industry publication, CLIA. Coming in at number three in the State of Florida (#9 worldwide) is Port Everglades, along the coast of Hollywood, Florida (near Ft. Lauderdale). According… Read More »

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