Boating Accidents

Boating Accidents

With 1,197 miles of coastline, 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline and more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and waterways, Florida remains a boating playground for residents and tourists alike. Sadly, the State also leads the nation in boating accidents and deaths.

South Florida is the site of most of the state’s boating accidents, where the most common reasons for recreational boating accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Boat operator lack of training or inexperience
  • Reckless boat operation
  • Boating while intoxicated
  • Operator distraction
  • Operating at unsafe speeds
  • No lookout when pulling skiers

boating accidents in miamiFlorida’s boating accident statistics show that while speed and alcohol are significant problems, boaters most often are involved in accidents due to inattention, carelessness and operating at excessive speeds for water conditions. Law enforcement officials continue to report a lack of basic skills, knowledge of boating safety rules, and failure to understand posted signs such as “No Wake”.

At Fournaris & Sanet, located in the metro Miami area, our personal injury attorneys handle serious injury and wrongful death cases arising from boating accidents. We have helped our clients pursue litigation to obtain compensation for serious injuries and death, as well as lawsuits to recover boat and property damage.

Recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity Theodore J. Fournaris is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Since 2006, he has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer. These lawyers are considered among the best in their profession.

Morton Sanet is both a medical doctor and a lawyer. With more than 25 years of experience in the dual disciplines of medicine and law, Dr. Sanet’s medical expertise adds a unique capability to the legal services we offer our clients. When you need legal advice and guidance to recover compensation for injuries or death in a boating accident, call our law firm at (305) 448 – 7333 to request a no cost, no obligation case evaluation.