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 and many others severely injured. Read more about the accident here at NBC Miami News.
While details of this latest deadly collision have not been released, many local Miami boating accidents are caused by lack of boating experience, driver carelessness, alcohol and a variety of other factors.
It’s often very difficult to determine who was at fault for the accident – and who might be responsible for the injuries caused.
The details of boating incidents are not always simple to figure out and determining cause can include input from multiple parties including local law enforcement, first responders and attorneys as well as the affected parties.
Whether you caused the accident to occur or whether you were the victim of the boating accident, you’re likely to need an attorney to represent you in the legal process. A Miami boat accident lawyer can help injured victims and their family understand their legal options, answer difficult questions and create a plan for moving forward.
If you caused the accident, you will need a legal defense team, one experienced in handling boating accident cases. Your attorney could help minimize legal costs and potential jail time.
If you were the victim of the boating accident, you’ll also need an experienced legal team that can fight for your rights within the legal system. You may also need help with injury compensation, doctor bills, hospital bills and the cost of missed time at work.
In Florida, personal injury suits are almost guaranteed if injuries occur. Because the state requires that negligent boat operators found to be responsible for the injuries of others may be sued to recoup costs, it’s prudent to hire a highly experienced attorney – regardless of which side you’re on.
About Waks & Barnett, P.A.
Based in Miami, Waks & Barnett attorneys work with clients in Florida, throughout the United States and around the world. The firm’s attorneys practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, with a specialization in admiralty and maritime cases.
Legal questions may be asked by passengers who were affected by the boating accident. With so much traffic out on the water, Miami boating accidents can happen. When they do you shouldn’t have to answer all your questions without some assistance from experienced boating injury lawyers.
For more information, please contact Waks and Barnett for a FREE CONSULTATION. 800-905-2891