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Miami, Florida 33156-5040
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Florida Boating Accident Attorneys

Since Florida is mostly surrounded by water, boating is a favorite pastime to many Floridians. Though the number of boating accidents has decreased, the 2006 statistics from the US Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety show that Florida is the second highest state, next to California, for boating accidents with 671 accidents occurring that year.

Have you or someone you know been injured in a boating accident? If so, contact our Florida boating accident attorneys today!

According to our Florida boating accident attorneys, the main causes of accidents include:

  • operator inattention
  • alcohol use
  • drug use
  • reckless operation
  • speeding
  • inexperienced operators

Reviews of the annual boating accident statistics in Florida show that 56% of the reported accidents occurred in 10 Florida counties. The top 10 counties for boating accidents are:

  1. Monroe County
  2. Palm Beach County
  3. Miami-Dade County
  4. Pinellas County
  5. Lee County
  6. Broward County
  7. Collier County
  8. Brevard County
  9. Escambia County
  10. Duval County

As with any accident, boating accidents can lead to serious injuries and death. Some common boating accident injuries include:

  • lacerations
  • contusions
  • broken bones
  • head injuries
  • back injuries
  • internal injuries
  • sprains and strains
  • hypothermia
  • amputation
  • burns
  • neck injuries
  • spinal cord injuries

In addition to coping with new injuries, the victims need to cope with financial instability from mounting medical bills and lost wages. Our Miami boating accident attorneys can help you recover compensation for injuries.

Have you or someone you know been injured in a boating accident? If so, contact our Florida boating accident attorneys today!

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