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Important Steps to Take After a Boating Accident

By 888 Boat Law |

Spending a day out on the water is exhilarating. Unfortunately, people often come back to land with more than just a suntan and some good memories. Crashes are quite common on Florida’s waterways and they can occur between two different vessels, or a boat that crashes into an obstacle in the water. These accidents… Read More »

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WHO HANDLES CRUISE SHIP INJURY CASES IN THE VILLAGES?

By 888 Boat Law |

The attorney specialists at www.888BoatLaw.com do. And they are located in The Villages. The first thing to know is that cruise ship injury cases have a very short statute of limitations, usually one year, so you have to be careful about that. (Each situation varies, call us about your case.) There is also a… Read More »

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How to Prevent Boating Accidents

By 888 Boat Law |

It is not surprising that Florida has the most boating accidents in the country year after year. The state with the closest amount of accidents is California, with less than half of Florida’s number for boat crashes. In 2017, there were 723 boating accidents in Florida that caused 60 fatalities and countless injuries. With… Read More »

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Important Evidence in Boating Accident Cases

By 888 Boat Law |

Boat accidents can result in some of the most serious injuries. If someone else was at fault for your accident and you became hurt, you can file a claim against the negligent party for compensation. When filing a claim, however, the burden of proof is on you to establish that someone else acted negligently,… Read More »

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TRIPPED OVER A CHAIR ON A CRUISE SHIP

By 888 Boat Law |

Yes, this is a real thing.  A repeat thing. Something known by the cruise lines. It sounds very simple. Chairs lined up for cruise passengers are mostly lounge chairs, the long ones that passengers can lay out on them.  The lounge chairs are put in place, in rows, by the workers on the cruise… Read More »

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When Must You Submit a Written Report After a Boating Accident?

By 888 Boat Law |

Under Florida law, you must file a written boating accident report in certain situations. These include when a crash involved bodily injury, death, the disappearance of any person, or at least $2,000 in property damage. Filing a report is not always straightforward, though, particularly when you are trying to recover from severe injuries and… Read More »

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

By 888 Boat Law |

There are variations depending upon where the cruise departed from and where the cruise returned, but “generally” the statute of limitations for most cruise ship injury cases is one year. CAUTION: EACH CASE DEPENDS UPON ITS UNIQUE FACTS TO DETERMINE YOUR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. CONSULT A MARITIME ATTORNEY EXPERIENCED IN CRUISE SHIP INJURY CASES,… Read More »

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What is the Leading Cause of Fatal Boat Accidents?

By 888 Boat Law |

Boating is a very fun activity, but it can also be extremely dangerous. Even a seemingly minor boat crash can result in some of the most serious injuries and even death. This is largely due to the nature of boat accidents. Drowning, electrocutions, and traumatic brain injuries are just some of the most common… Read More »

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How Does Speeding Cause Boat Accidents?

By 888 Boat Law |

There are many different causes of boating accidents but by far one of the most common is speeding. When boat operators speed on Florida’s waterways, it can cause serious accidents that result in the most severe injuries. While it is true that there are no speed limits on open water, generally speaking, the state… Read More »

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Common Types of Florida Dock and Marina Accidents

By 888 Boat Law |

Boat docks and marinas are an important part of the boating experience. They provide an area for fueling, inspections, maintenance, and mooring. They also provide a safe way for boat operators and passengers to get on and off their vessels.  Unfortunately, people can act negligently on docks and in marinas, and this can result… Read More »

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