Articles Tagged with Fort Lauderdale boating accident lawyer

Boating is a way of life in Florida, but it’s also a source of serious injury and even death here in the Sunshine State. The U.S. Coast Guard’s 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics Report released this summer once again named Florida No 1 for annual boating accidents – 679 total that year, leading to 62 fatalities. It’s worth the reminder for caution as we approach New Year’s Eve, given that boating accidents tend to spike during major holiday weekends. boating accident lawyer

After all, it was only one year ago in the early hours of New Year’s Eve that a 42-foot custom speed boat named “Blue Steel” crashed into a jetty near Fort Lauderdale shortly after midnight on Dec. 31, 2019. Continue reading

A new report from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reveals a sharp increase in the number of boating accidents in Florida in 2015. boating

The 2015 Boating Accident Statistics Report reveals the Sunshine State had 737 reported boating accidents last year. That is more than 100 more than what was reported in 2014. A spokesman for the agency was quoted as saying most of these crashes and fatalities could have been prevented if operators had been paying attention and if passengers had all been wearing life vests.

Florida has the most registered vessels of anywhere in the country, with 915,713 registered as of last year.

The No. 1 type of accident was collision with another vessel. There were 191 of those, accounting for 26 percent of all boating accidents.  Continue reading

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