People from throughout the world visit the southern tip of Florida to enjoy its beautiful coasts and waterways, and naturally, the Miami area is well-known for welcoming tourists of all kinds. Since water plays a significant role in southern-Florida life, recreational activities like boating and jet skis are very popular among tourists and residents alike. Unfortunately, however, many part-time boaters may be unclear on maritime rules and regulations and can commit acts of negligence that result in accidents. Personal injury is commonly inflicted in boating accidents, and if the cause is deemed to be another person’s negligence, then the victim may be entitled to receive financial compensation.
Causes of Florida Boat Accidents
There are a number of things that can result in a serious boating accident. Some of the most common causes of boat accidents in Miami-Dade include:
- Drinking and boating
- Driver inexperience
- Reckless operation
- Distracted boating
- Mechanical error
One of the most common causes of accidents in all types of injuries is the occurrence of negligence. This can be on the part of a driver, medical staff or other individual that is not exercising enough caution. This is certainly true out on the water as well. Drinking and boating is more common than many people may recognize and operating a water vehicle can be incredibly dangerous for all those around.
Driver inexperience is another factor and drivers can overestimate their abilities and fail to recognize their lack of training in certain scenarios. Other drivers may become reckless, speeding and swerving their boat, as well as getting too close to other boats. A driver may become distracted by passengers and other influences; failing to keep their attention on the task at hand. Sometimes it may be the result of a mechanical error that rather than being the result of improper maintenance was actually a faulty product.
Boat & Jet Ski Accident Injuries
There are a wide variety of injuries that can be suffered in the event of a boating or Jet Ski accident such as:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Lost limbs
- Wrongful death
Boating accidents can also cause severe trauma in victims which may require therapy to resolve. Costs associated with the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of any personal injury suffered in a boating or Jet Ski accident may quickly overwhelm an injured victim, especially one who is unable to work and make a living due to the injury itself.
Financial compensation is available to address this problem. Victims of watercraft accidents are entitled to receive compensatory damages for any associated costs in addition to lost wages and potential projected future earnings. It’s important to consult the legal advice of a Miami personal injury lawyer to determine whether your case can be considered a result of another’s negligence before doing anything else.
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The victim of an accident caused by the negligent act of another person has the legal right to pursue financial compensation in a civil court. By detailing the injury, the circumstances and the ensuing struggles related to recovery, it is possible to recuperate any lost funds and receive additional compensation for future costs as well.
The Law Offices of Maria Rubio have a strong background in health and medicine, and understand many cases both from a medical and legal perspective. With a specialty in personal injury law, our firm focuses on the important details that make up a strong case. We will work hard to build a solid and compelling argument in our pursuit of a fair settlement or a judgment for financial compensation to cover any costs associated with the injury.
Contact a Miami personal injury lawyer if you have been the victim of an accident caused by another's negligence, and would like to discuss your options.