Living in South Florida definitely has its perks, and one of the greatest perks is the ability to easily head to the beach and enjoy some time aboard any number of fun water crafts. Unfortunately, just as with any other form of recreation, there may be people that abuse the privilege and cause accidents. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there were 581 boating accidents and 62 boating fatalities in the state of Florida in 2014. In fact, in the same year, Florida had the most boating accidents out of every state in the nation.
If you've been injured in a boating accident, our South Florida injury lawyers at Canter Law can help you recover financial compensation against whoever caused your injuries. We offer free case reviews, so please call us today at 561-447-4500.
Why Do Boating Accidents Happen?
Since boating accidents happen on the water and involve multiple sizes and types of vessels, they can be extremely damaging to those involved. Not only will your vessel suffer damage, but injuries can be horribly tragic, even causing death in many situations.
Boating accidents often occur because of alcohol use while operating a vessel, but can be caused by any of the following as well:
- Distracted driving
- Crowded waters
- Inexperienced drivers
- Reckless driving
- No having lifejackets
- Defective lifejackets
Since any of these accidents and mishaps can lead to severe injury and even death, it is extremely important to exercise caution when entering an aquatic vessel or even just going for a swim.
How Can Our Injury Lawyers Help You?
After being involved in a boating accident, you may be wondering where to turn for help. Our Boynton Beach attorneys at Canter Law can be the resource you're looking for. With our decades of experience, we will examine your case and determine if negligence was the cause for your boating accident. Then, we will help you and your family fight for the compensation you deserve to bring the negligent to justice. The compensation will help you get back on your feet, cover your medical expenses, and the damage to your boat, among other things.
To schedule a free case review and discuss how attorney Eric Canter can help you, please fill out the form on this page or call us at 561-447-4500.