• South Florida – Lots of Boats and Boating Accidents
  • January 23, 2017
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    In Florida, we love the water. It surrounds our state on three sides, is filled with rivers, canals and the Intercostal Waterway. There are over 950,000 registered vessels in Florida, including personal water crafts, and on any given weekend throngs of sun lovers and pleasure seekers take to the water ways to enjoy these vessels.

    Unfortunately, boating can be a dangerous endeavor, with injuries resulting from rough waves, docking, capsizing or collisions between water craft. Broward County follows Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties as the ones with the most reported boating accidents. If you sustain an injury while boating, and the cause of the injury was related to the fault of the operator, the attorneys at The Dawson Law Firm can help you recover damages.

    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. While the most frequent type of injuries sustained while boating may be neck and back injuries, but also significant injuries involving the head, arms and legs turning a glorious day of boating into a disaster with long-lasting consequences.

    At our firm (The Law Offices of Joseph R Dawson P.A.) we understand these types of cases and are well-prepared to investigate the accident and to seek damages arising out of a boating injury, including boating fatalities. If you have been injured in a boating incident, call us and let us investigate your case and discuss with you your rights and the nature of your damages so that you may make a good decision regarding whether to take action on your claim.