Boating and Cruise Ship Accident Attorney Boca Raton, Florida
In South Florida, boating is a great past time for thousands of residents. People love to be out on the water and enjoy spending time with friends and family on their boats during the weekend or while on vacation. Whether it's sailing, yachting or jet skiing, it's hard to resist a day out on the water in the warm Florida sunshine.
Over the years, Boca Raton's growing population has led to an increase in the number of boaters in the area. Maritime laws and regulations have managed to keep up. Today, boat operators must follow boating laws much the same way drivers are expected to obey traffic laws. By following maritime laws, boat operators protect not only their safety, but the safety of everyone else out on the water. Despite this, there are numerous cases each year where boat operators fail to follow state mandated boating laws.
When that happens, boat operators act recklessly and their negligence puts their lives, as well as the lives of others, at great risk for injury. Reckless boater behavior includes consuming alcohol on the watercraft, speeding, or operating a boat with too little experience. All of these behaviors can lead to serious accidents and injuries.
Unfortunately, many boat and personal watercraft (jet-ski) owners and operators do not have the training or experience to properly operate their vessels upon the navigable waters of the State of Florida. Due to their lack of training, or because of adverse weather conditions, operator negligence or driver intoxication, too many unfortunate victims are injured or killed in our waterways.
In addition to injuring passengers on their own vessels, or other boats and jet-skis, boat and watercraft captains and operators owe the same responsibilities to safely operate their vessels, to others including swimmers and scuba divers.
Even though boating is considered to be relatively safe, accidents occur more often than we would like to think. When boat operators aren't careful and don't follow general boating laws the potential for accidents significantly increases. Boat operator negligence can lead to serious boat accidents and life-threatening injuries for everyone involved. After you have been injured in a boat accident, you should consult with a Boca Raton personal injury attorney who has successfully handled prior boat accident cases.
If you have been injured in a boating or cruise ship accident...
You have options, especially if the boating or cruise ship accident that led to your injury was caused by another boater's recklessness on the water.Personal injury lawyer George Kramer is skilled in handling boating and cruise ship injury cases. Depending on the details of your case, you may learn you can file a lawsuit seeking monetary damages from the negligent party who caused your injuries. Monetary damages can be used to pay for medical bills incurred to treat your injuries, property damage, lost wages sustained as a result of your injuries, lost income potential, as well as for pain and suffering.