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Brevard County Boat Accident Attorney

Injured Because of Another Person's Carelessness?

According to information from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission "Boating Accidents Statistical Report" for 2011, 59% of all reportable boat accidents in our state took place in ten counties. Brevard County ranked 8th on the list of the top sites of watercraft accidents, most of which involved a cabin motorboat, an open motorboat or a sailboat.

The FWC further reports that carelessness or inattention was the leading cause of boating accidents, followed by weather, speeding and operating on hazardous waters. Collision with a fixed object was the most common type of accident, while capsizing, collision with another vessel and falls overboard were also prevalent.

Who Is Liable In A Boating Accident?

Generally, the negligent party is held liable in a boat accident. This could be a boat manufacturer or a boat operator. However, the fact that a boating accident occurred does not mean someone can be held liable. In order for someone to be held liable someone must have been negligent.

Best Way To Avoid Overloading Your Boat

The best ways to stay safe and avoid overloading your boat include:

  • Staying under your boat’s max capacity
  • Always distributing weight evenly
  • Avoid overpowering your boat
  • Transport heavy loads only in good weather
  • Be mindful of how many passengers you have onboard

Injury Lawyer for Boat Accident Victims

Whether you have been hurt in a boat accident or if you have lost a loved one to a fatal drowning accident, contact us at High Stack Gordon Kirby. We have nearly a century of combined experience and have recovered more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements. An attorney from our team will stand by you as your case progresses, answering all your questions and guiding you through this difficult experience.

We will carefully investigate the circumstances of your accident, looking for evidence to support your claim for damages. Depending on the situation, you may have grounds for legal action against another party, such as the other rider in a jet ski accident who was riding recklessly and struck your craft, or it might be possible to sue the operator of a leisure or fishing boat on the grounds of negligence or unseaworthiness. Boating accidents commonly cause injuries ranging from broken bones to respiratory system damage or a brain injury, as well as the ever present risk of drowning death.

Whatever injury you have suffered, let a Brevard County boat accident attorney help you pursue fair compensation. Contact us for a free consultation today!

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