Boating Accidents

Florida Boating / Jet Ski / Wave Runner Accident Lawyer

Have you been involved in a boating, jet ski, or wave runner accident? If so, you’re not alone. Florida has the most registered vessels of any state. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which tracks boating accidents statistics, reported 751 accidents in 2021. Of those accidents, 59 were fatal.

For experienced assistance in dealing with a Florida boating, jet ski, or wave runner  accident call our boating accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shannon J. Sagan, P.A., in Palm Beach County, FL, today at 1-800-FLA-LAWYER.

Types of Boating  Accidents

Common boating accidents resulting in injury or death include:

  • Capsizing or sinking
  • Collision with another vessel or structure
  • Jet ski / wave runner accident
  • Fire or explosion
  • Slipping and falling onboard or overboard
  • Propeller accident

The most common cause of injury or death after a boat, jet ski, or wave runner accident is drowning, which can cause brain hypoxia leading to cognitive deficiency, seizures, or death of brain tissues. Non-fatal drowning can also lead to lung damage or infection.

Ways that you can help avoid or reduce the severity of an accident:

  • Having the right equipment, such as a lifejackets (for every passenger), rope, flares, VHF marine radio, charged cell phone, and a properly working anchor.
  • Never sail under the influence of alcohol or any other drug or substance.
  • Check your engines and the boat for any leaks, cracks, or smell of fumes.
  • Check the weather before going out.
  • Let someone know what your boating plans are before you go.
  • Operate your boat safely and responsibly, paying attention to all signs, regulations, other boaters and people in the water.
  • Take a boating course

Wrongful Death Due to Boat Accidents

If a beloved family member passed away due to injuries sustained in a boating,  jet ski or wave runner accident, our experienced boating accident legal team at the Law Offices of Shannon J. Sagan, P.A., can help you seek compensation from the liable parties who caused the death of your loved one.

Certain family members may have the right to seek damages, including:

  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills from the accident if the decedent survived their initial injuries
  • Lost income or benefits

Choose the Law Offices of Shannon J. Sagan, P.A., as Your Boating, Jet Ski, or Wave Runner Accident Lawyer

At the Law Offices of Shannon J. Sagan, P.A., we have helped victims injured in boating, jet ski, wave runner accidents in Palm Beach County and across Florida since 2005. Call us today at 1-800-FLA-LAWYER or contact us online for a free quick case evaluation.

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