Category Archives: Boating Accident


Jul

10

2014

Boating Safety Tips and Info for Miami Boat Operators

With the greater Miami area being a “busy boating area” and with the rash of boating accidents we’ve seen lately (including the awful July Fourth crash off Dinner Key), it’s important to remember that safe boating is extremely important. While out on the water, we ask that you please refrain from drinking while driving and pay attention to what other boaters are doing in the…

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Jul

07

2014

Miami Boat Accident Lawyer Can Help Injured Victims and Family

With hundreds of thousands of recreational boats and boaters in Florida, accidents are bound to happen. Skiing accidents happen on Lake Okeechobee. Boaters run into each other in Biscayne Bay. And yacht owners accidentally collide with docks at marinas in Fort Lauderdale. Over the Fourth of July weekend, a terrible crash occurred off Dinner Key here in Miami. The accident left four young people dead…

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Jul

06

2014

3 Boats Crash in Accident off Dinner Key in Miami; 4 Dead

In an unfortunate accident, 4 people died in a Fourth of July boating crash in Miami. The crash occurred in the waters of Dinner Key Friday night. Details of the cause of the incident are still being investigated according to Miami-Dade police. 4 people have been confirmed dead with survivors including children and adults. For more information and details on the story, visit reports here…

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Apr

01

2014

Injured on a Cruise Ship Tender or Shuttle Boat?

Injuries on a cruise vacation don’t always happen aboard the cruise ship itself. Sometimes they occur on the cruise ship’s tender boats. What is a Tender or Shuttle Boat? A tender is a boat that the cruise line uses to shuttle passengers from the big cruise ship to the dock. While some cruise ships are able to park right along side of the dock at many…

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Oct

15

2013

Party Boat Sinks Near Miami, Questions Abound

A boat that sank near the Miami Seaquarium off Key Biscayne over the weekend dumped 30 people into the water. Boat Sinks, People Struggle to Keep Afloat Many of them had been drinking and were struggling to keep afloat in water.  This dangerous situation was abated due to the quick actions of nearby boaters who plucked the passengers out of the water. Apparently the boat…

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Jun

10

2013

Alcohol can lead to Miami boating accidents – here’s why

We all know that drinking and driving can lead to serious and damaging car accidents. The same is true when operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol. Statistics and insight from the U.S. Coast Guard outline the impact that alcohol can have on boat operators. Before you step onto a boat in the Biscayne Bay, offshore or along other waterways in and around…

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Jan

23

2013

Understanding Miami Boating Accidents and Injuries

From Miami to Ft. Lauderdale and all the areas in between, there are tens of thousands of recreational boaters navigating the coastlines, bays and waterways every month. With so much boating activity, the possibility of boating accidents and injuries is always present. At Waks and Barnett, we represent recreational boaters who have been involved in an accident when that accident was caused due to the…

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Jan

23

2013

Florida Boating Accidents Turn Deadly

If you read the news across the state of Florida, you begin to realize how often boating accidents occur. Just Google “boating accident Miami” or ‘boat accident Tampa” and you’ll find too many stories about people being involved in recreational boating mishaps. Often, these mishaps turn deadly. In Clearwater in Nov. 2012 an elderly woman fell from her boat while fishing and died. Recently in…

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Jan

15

2013

What Steps Should You Take if Injured on a Cruise Ship?

If you’ve been injured on a cruise ship, there are certain actions you’ll want to take. Your goal should be both to protect yourself and your health immediately following the accident. You also want to protect your rights and your ability to file a lawsuit – this often means acting immediately as well. First and foremost is to seek help immediately for your injury. The…

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Jan

15

2013

Woman dies in boating accident underneath MacArthur Causeway in Miami

According to reports in the Miami Herald, “investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman killed after the boat she was passenger in slammed into concrete pilings underneath the MacArthur Causeway Bridge on Saturday, Jan. 12. The victim suffered severe blunt trauma to the head or body and died Saturday afternoon after being rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.” Fortunately,…

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