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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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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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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 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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BOAT PROPELLER INJURY CASES IN FLORIDA

By 888 Boat Law |

Boat propeller cases are way more common than one might think. Boat propellers are almost always not protected by any caging or safety barrier in case a person comes into contact with the propeller blades. At one time this maritime law firm (www.888BoatLaw.com) was handling 5 propeller-strike cases at the same, just to give… Read More »

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How to Prove Fault After a Boating Accident

By 888 Boat Law |

If you have been injured in a boating accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a right to financial compensation. To obtain the just damages you are entitled to, though, you must first prove that another person was at fault for your crash. For accident victims, this is extremely difficult, particularly when… Read More »

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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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