Boating is a very common activity in the state of Florida. In the last several years, almost 1,000,000 boats were registered each year in this state. Many people die or face serious physical injuries during boating and boating related activities. The traditional water sports which cause injuries include water skiing, jet skiing, fishing and other kinds of water sports recreation activities.
There have been a number of accidents that are recorded in the history of boating. Every year, thousands of vessels are found involved in different recreational boating accidents. In most of the cases, victims die by drowning or for some other reasons. If you believe that you or any of your family member has experienced a loss in a boating accident that was caused by someone, you can contact us to claim for your loss. We will make the guilty party pay for your loss.
Some of the most common causes of boating accidents are:
- Inexperience operator
- Operators didn’t complete the boating safety education course
- Carelessness of Boat operator
- Operating at unsafe speed
Other than these basic reasons, another serious cause of boating accidents is the consumption of alcohol while operating a boat. Almost one-third of the accidents occur because the operator was not sober while operating the boat. The reason for greater chances of accidents is that the effects of alcohol are increased in the water. The drunken boater faces a lack of coordination, dehydration, susceptible to hypothermia, and impaired judgment.
It is important that people are aware of the law that it is illegal to operate a boat when you are drunk. The penalty for breaking the law is terrible and it includes fines, imprisonments, community service.
Sky Law Firm, P.A., has the experience of solving issues related to injuries caused by boating and water related sports. Feel free to contact us to claim your loss!