In Florida, there are over 950,000 registered water vessels, including personal watercraft.  As a result, boat accidents are more inclined to happen.  Unfortunately, boating can be a dangerous endeavor.  In order to avoid accidents from occurring, we came up with a list of the”Top 8 Ways to Avoid a Boat Accident.”

On any given weekend, throngs of sun lovers and pleasure seekers take to the waterways to enjoy boating.  We came up with a list of ways to avoid potential boat accidents.  These items may seem like common sense, but it could prevent serious injuries to yourself and people aboard.

  1. Don’t Drink! Don’t Speed!

  2. Keep the boat maintenance updated.

  3. Don’t overload the boat with passengers.

  4. Have a plan for emergencies.

  5. Stay updated on the weather conditions.

  6. Have working life jackets available.

  7. Keep an ear on the emergency radio.

Also, injuries can result from rough waves, docking, capsizing or collisions between watercraft.  Keep in mind, Broward County follows Miami Dade and Monroe Counties as the counties with the most reported boat accidents.  If you sustain an injury while boating, you are not alone.  If the cause of the injury was related to the fault of the operator, we can help you recover damages.  In addition, as with the operation of a car, the operators have a duty to use reasonable care in the operation of the vessel, and if they fail to do so, they may be liable.

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The most frequent type of injury from boat accidents affect the neck and back.

Also, significant injuries involving the head, arms and legs can occur.  Injuries from boat accidents can turn a glorious day of boating into a disaster with long-lasting consequences.  Therefore, at The Dawson Law Firm, we understand these types of cases.  We are well-prepared to investigate the boat accident. We seek damages that arise out of boating injuries, including boating fatalities.

Lastly, if you have been injured in a boating incident, call The Dawson Law Firm and let us investigate your case.  We will discuss with you your rights and the nature of your damages.  Finally, you may make a good decision regarding whether to take action on your claim or not.  Call our offices anytime to see if you have a claim.

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