When it comes to boating accidents, navigating the intricate web of state and federal maritime laws can be a daunting task. Building a solid case for compensation requires expertise and experience. That’s where Tenina Law’s dedicated team of boating accident lawyers comes in. With years of specialized knowledge, we have successfully handled numerous complex claims for our clients across the United States.
We understand the devastating impact a boating accident can have on your life, from mounting medical bills to lost wages and the pain and discomfort you endure. Our attorney are well-versed in the local boating laws and intricacies that can make or break a case. We have the skills and resources necessary to fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve.
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Our attorney possess extensive experience in both maritime and personal injury claims, allowing them to effectively analyze your case and identify the applicable laws, statutes, and legal theories. With multiple offices located throughout Florida, we have a comprehensive understanding of the region’s specific laws and regulations.
This valuable knowledge enables us to determine the party responsible for your injuries, taking into account the location and nature of the accident. It is crucial to note that failure to file your claim within the statute of limitations for personal injury in your state can hinder your chances of recovering compensation for your injuries. That’s why it is vital to reach out to a boating injury attorney promptly.
By contacting us as quickly as possible, you can ensure that your case is handled with the urgency it deserves. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you in seeking the compensation you deserve for your boating-related injuries.
An operator may be considered negligent for:
According to Florida state law, it is illegal for a person to operate a boat while under the influence. When an individual is suspected of driving a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are required to undergo sobriety testing. If the driver refuses to take the test, their boating and driving rights will be revoked. According to the law, an individual is considered intoxicated if they have a blood alcohol content or a breath alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more.
For individuals under the age of 21, a blood alcohol level or breath alcohol content above 0.02 is considered intoxicated. Anyone registering a breath or blood alcohol level above the allowed limit could face fines, jail sentences, or even probation.
According to Florida and Federal Navigation Rules, an individual operating a vessel “with a willful disregard for the safety of persons or property” can be cited for reckless operation. This offense is considered a criminal misdemeanor in the first degree.
Boat operators are obligated to “operate their vessel prudently and reasonably, taking into consideration other vessels, posted restrictions, the presence of a diver-down flag, and other circumstances” to ensure the safety and security of guests and other boaters. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in a citation. If an offender receives multiple citations, they will be required to complete a boating course before being allowed to operate a vessel.
Jet ski riders are more exposed than boaters, and as a result, their injuries can be much more severe. Jet ski accidents are often caused by operator negligence. However, in some cases, defective equipment may also be at fault. Jet ski accidents can be attributed to the negligence of the vessel operator, the jet-ski rental company that provided the equipment, or even the manufacturer if they sold a defective product.
Boating accident victims may be eligible to pursue compensation for their injuries or property damage through a lawsuit. Some boaters may also face criminal charges if they engage in reckless operation, display gross negligence, or operate while under the influence.
Boating accident lawsuits typically revolve around the concept of negligence. In most cases, the operator of a vessel can be held responsible for negligence if they fail to comply with prescribed boating rules or make improper maneuvers when passing another boat. When such cases go to trial, a jury will determine whether the boat operator behaved in a manner consistent with that of a “reasonable” boater.
To establish a negligence claim and seek damages, it is crucial to gather evidence such as eyewitness testimonies, police reports, photographs of the accident scene, and documentation of injuries. These lawsuits require the injured party to prove that the accident resulted from the negligence of another party, that they sustained injuries, and that the negligent party should be held liable for all losses incurred.
The determination of liability for a boating accident and the applicable laws depend on various factors, including the injured person’s status (owner, operator, guest, or employee) and the location where the accident occurred. Accidents close to the shore are likely to fall under Florida or federal laws, while those farther away may be subject to maritime laws.
If you have been injured in a water accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Our personal injury attorney have expertise in differentiating between boating accidents and other automobile accidents, and they may be able to assist you. Please complete the free, no-obligation case review form to obtain more information about our boating accident lawyers.
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