Boating Accident Lawyer in Bay Harbor Islands
Trusted Miami Attorneys for Injuries Sustained on the Water
Florida leads the nation in the number of watercraft with 915,713 registered vessels in 2015. Because there are so many boats and personal watercraft on the water, the likelihood of being involved in an accident increases. After sustaining an injury, get the medical attention you need and then contactThe Law Offices of Brett L. Schlacter, PA. We represent people injured in all types of boating accidents.
Reach out to us today at (305) 290-4907 to discuss your case with a boating accidents attorney in Bay Harbor Island & Miami.
Florida Boating Accidents
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), there were 737 boating accidents in Florida in 2015. In the same year, there were 55 fatalities in boating accidents. Miami-Dade County is ranked first in the state, both for the number of vessels and boating accidents, with an accident rate of 1 per every 680 vessels. The most common accidents involve collision with another vessel or a fixed object.
The top causes of boating accidents are:
- Operator inexperience
- Careless and reckless operation
- No proper look out or inattention
- Excessive speed
- Sharp turns
- Alcohol use
- Machinery failure
When a boat hits another boat or a fixed object, the people on the boat may sustain injuries in the accident. In 2015, there were 438 injuries in boating accidents in Florida. This is a rate of 48 injuries per 100,000 vessels. These injuries may range from cuts, bruises, and broken bones to much more serious injuries, such as head injuries, back injuries, burns, neck, internal injury, and others.
Seeking Fair Compensation
You can rely on a Bay Harbor Islands boat accident lawyer from our firm to help you seek appropriate compensation for your injury. This includes any medical treatment, therapies, and care required for you to heal from the injury, as well as property damage, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and other costs that resulted from the accident.
For a free case evaluation with a boating accident attorney in Bay Harbor, call our office at (305) 290-4907.