Category Archives: Boating Accidents

Boating accidents can be caused by negligent boat manufacturers, lack of safety procedures and careless boat operators at fault for drunk boating.

Are Criminal Charges Needed In Order To Sue?

A year after a deadly boat accident, the state attorney’s office has finally decided that the boat driver will not be criminally charged, but the family of the victim is still pursuing their lawsuit against him. This situation leaves many wondering: are criminal charges needed in order to sue someone for negligence or a wrongful death? What Happened? Back in…
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Do Hit-and-Run Laws Apply to Boaters?

When a driver or boat operator flees the scene of an accident he or she caused, it is often the latest in a string of selfish decisions that led to the incident in the first place. In many cases, drivers and operators leave accident scenes because they: Were drinking and driving; Lack the proper insurance coverage; Were guilty of distracted…
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How Safe Am I in My Friend’s Boat?

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released its Boating Accident Statistical Report for the year to date. The report shows that 62 people lost their lives in boating accidents in 2013, and there have already been 11 fatalities on the water this year. While it is encouraging to learn that the number of boating deaths has dropped, it is…
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