Fort Lauderdale, Miami, the Palm Beaches and the Florida Keys
One of the benefits of living in Florida, is our unlimited access to the ocean, bays and rivers around our state. Unfortunately, due to the significant number of vessels on those water ways, more than 900,000, too many Floridians suffer serious and permanent personal injuries, and families must endure the wrongful deaths of their loved ones due to the negligence of the operators of those vessels. In fact, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Florida has more boat accidents than any other state. Palm Beach constantly ranks as the third most dangerous waterway for boat accidents, with Miami coming in ahead of it as the county with the second most number of boat accidents. When a day on the water ends in tragedy, you need an experienced Fort Lauderdale based boat accident attorney to help you navigate the complexities of your injury case.
Unfortunately, many boat and personal watercraft (jet-ski) owners and operators do not have the training or experience to properly operate their vessels upon the navigable waters of the State of Florida. Miami boating accidents often occur due to:
- operator lack of training
- poor driving in adverse weather conditions
- operator negligence
- driver intoxication
- lack of knowledge of navigational rules
- driving too fast
In addition to injuring passengers on their own vessels, or other boats and jet-skis, boat and watercraft captains and operators owe the same responsibilities to safely operate their vessels, to others including swimmers and scuba divers. Sadly, there are nearly 1000 boat accidents resulting in more than 70 wrongful deaths annually across Florida.
Throughout the past twenty-five years, we at the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A., have helped injured victims and families whose loved ones have died in boating and personal watercraft collisions. Those years of experience have provided us with extensive experience in navigating the legal hurdles and limitations in litigating boating accident cases. Depending upon the location of your Miami boating accident, Federal Law, rather than Florida Law, may place significant limitations on the liability boat owners may have to injured victims. Due to these legal issues, it is critically important that you get an experienced Fort Lauderdale boat accident attorney working on your side.
If Florida boat operators obey some common-sense rules, they can prevent becoming another Fort Lauderdale boating accident statistic. Some of those rules include:
- Not drinking alcohol while driving
- Monitoring the weather before heading out
- Taking a boating safety course
In many situations, a boat owner’s financial liability may be limited to the value of their vessel. After a crash, a damaged boats value will certainly be minimal. For this reason alone, it is imperative that injured Miami boat accident victims, immediately contact us as we are experienced personal injury attorneys who have represented many Fort Lauderdale boating accident cases, as well as boat and watercraft accidents across the State of Florida.
If you or a loved one were injured in due to someone else’s fault in a boating or watercraft accident Fort Lauderdale, Miami-Dade, the Florida Keys or the Palm Beaches, we urge you to CONTACT the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A., either ONLINE OR by CALLING us:
(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys
to arrange for your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. The call and personal injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights.