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Boat Accident Attorneys in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana
At MLG Injury, our boat accident lawyers in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana know that when negligence is a factor on our region’s waterways, including South Florida’s coastline, rivers, canals, streams, and other bodies of water, people are going to get hurt.
Our Miami Dade County boat accident attorneys also know that water traffic — including some of the over 961,000 boats registered in the state that include fishing boats, charters, privately owned vessels, and large tour and ferry boats — all provide valuable services to our city’s over 24 million visitors each year.
The reality is, boat accidents can occur just as quickly and without notice as vehicle collisions, and when they do, the outcome can be catastrophic.
If you have been injured in a boat accident or lost a loved one to boater negligence, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in Miami today to discuss your case during a free consultation.
What are the Major Causes of Boat Accidents in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana?
According to the Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. alcohol use was the leading known factor in fatal boating accidents throughout the state last year.
Intoxicated boaters accounted for 23% of all boat-related fatalities during that time.
Other major causes of boat accidents in Miami last year included:
- Excessive speed
- Lack of lifejackets and/or safety gear
- Operator inexperience
- Distracted or careless operation
- Obstructed vision
- Running aground
- Navigational errors
- Overloading the vessel
- Failing to appoint a proper lookout
- Sharp turns
- Colliding with objects or other vessels
- Capsizing and/or sinking
- Falls overboard
- Standing or sitting in unauthorized areas
- Slips and falls aboard the vessel
- Force of waves/wake
- Mechanical or equipment failures
- Propeller accidents
- Fires or explosions
- Failing to recognize dangerous weather conditions
- Electrocutions from stray currents
Boat accident can occur on any type of vessel, and according to the United States Coast Guard some of the most common watercraft, including:
- Cabin motorboats
- Deck boats
- Dinghy boats
- Diving and snorkel boats
- Fishing boats
- Jet skis
- Pontoon boats
- Trawler boats
No matter what type of vessel you were on, boating accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities without notice when negligence is a factor.
If this has happened to you, we want to help you pursue the negligent boater who caused your losses, so you can pursue the financial recovery to need to return to the quality of life you enjoyed before your injuries occurred.
Contact our Miami boat accident attorneys today to learn more during a free consultation.
Who is Responsible for Boating Accidents in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana?
Since boats are a form of motor vehicle, they share a lot of the same accident characteristics, including one or more impaired, distracted, or intoxicated operators who cause serious accidents.
Just as there may be more than one vehicle driver who shares responsibility for a car accident, there may also be multiple parties who are liable for a boat accident.
They may include:
- Boat Operators
- Boat Crew Members
- Boat Owners
- Boat Rental/Charter Companies
- Boat Manufacturers
- Boat Maintenance Crews
Depending on the type of boat you were on when the accident occurred, our skilled personal injury attorneys in Miami will review each of the potentially liable parties to pursue the best financial outcome for your unique case.
For instance, if you paid for a day on a charter/snorkeling boat, and the operator is recklessly driving the boat and causes an accident, the boat owner and management company may be liable for your injuries.
Our boat accident lawyers in Miami reviews each of our client’s unique case to ensure no detail is left to chance, so they can pursue the maximum financial outcome to get their lives back on track.
Healthcare and Emergency Resources in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana
At MLG Injury, our experienced boat accident attorneys in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana know that negligent boaters can take anyone on our waterways by surprise.
When they are a factor in accidents and injuries on our waterways, to follow is a list of healthcare facilities and emergency response resources, so you can get the help you need.
- Coral Gables Hospital
- Jackson Memorial Hospital
- Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Ryder Trauma Center
- University of Miami Health System
Emergency Response Resources
- MCT Express Ambulance Service
- Miami Dade Fire & Rescue
- Miami Dade Marine Patrol Unit
- Miami Dade Marine Services Bureau
- Miami Dade Police
Contact Our Experienced Boat Accident Lawyers in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana for a Free Case Evaluation Today
If you were injured during a boat accident in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana or lost a loved one to negligence on our waterways, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling (786) 206-8807 to learn more about your financial recovery opportunities.
Our clients never pay for our services unless we successfully obtain financial compensation for their injuries. Contact us now to learn more.