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Boating is a part of life for many people in Florida. Unfortunately, with so many people taking their boats out, boat accidents are bound to happen.
Our Florida boating accident lawyers are here to help if you or a loved one suffered injury on the water. For a free review of your claim, please call Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter at (855) 880-4741 today.
Common Causes of Boat Accidents
Boat accidents occur for many of the same reasons auto accidents occur, including:
- Careless or reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Inexperienced drivers
- Operating watercraft while under the influence
- No lookout
- Poor weather conditions
In addition, boating accidents occur because boating rules and regulations are not enforced or respected to the same extent as motor vehicle traffic laws. People who have failed to complete a boating safety or water safety course also cause boat accidents.
Unlike cars, boats do not require any sort of licensure prior to being operated. Unfortunately, this means that some inexperienced and irresponsible individuals are allowed to operate boats. These people often cause boating accidents.
Boating Accident Outcomes Are Often Serious
Boating accidents frequently have much different consequences than auto accidents. Since they occur on water, some of the consequences of boat accidents include:
Admiralty and maritime rules and laws govern boat accidents. These can be confusing, and may make it difficult to establish the cause and determine who is at fault for the accident.
Attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter have extensive knowledge of admiralty and maritime rules, as well as the laws governing personal injury cases in Florida. If you or a loved one suffered injury in a boat accident, we are ready to help. Call (855) 880-4741 or fill out the form on this page to discuss your case for free.