What to Know About Recovering Compensation for Boating Accidents

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With the summer in full swing, there are more boats out on the water than ever to enjoy the sun. Though it is important to get outside and enjoy the day, it is also important to understand the safety risks that come with this increase in water traffic. Being injured in an accident due to a negligent boat owner may mean that you are eligible for compensation. To discover if you are entitled to compensation, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today.

Types of Boating Negligence to Cause Boating Accidents

The most common cause of boating accidents is boating negligence. To achieve compensation, you will need to prove that you were injured due to negligence. The following are the most common acts of negligence as a boat owner to lead to accidents on the water:

  • Speeding
  • Not being an experienced boater
  • Failing to provide proper safety equipment onboard
  • Operating the boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Colliding with another object because of inattentiveness, drowsiness, etc.

How can I know if I am entitled to compensation after a boating accident?

To discover if you are entitled to compensation after a boating accident, you will first need to gain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling boating accident claims. Once you have discovered that you have a valid claim, your attorney will prove that negligence caused your injuries by using evidence such as the following:

  • Witness statements
  • Medical documents
  • Photos of the scene
  •  Surveillance footage of the accident

If you have been injured in a boating accident due to no fault of your own, it is time to reach out to our experienced personal injury firm to discuss the next steps to take. It is best to bring attention to our claim as soon as possible.

What is the statute of limitations for boating accidents in Florida?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is generally four years. This means that you will have four years from the date of your accident to bring attention to your personal injury claim. The sooner you take legal action, the better, because failure to file within four years may result in you being barred from suing. To take action as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today. We would be happy to take on your claim.

Contact Our Experienced Florida Firm

If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you need an attorney who truly cares about your right to heal. Merricks Law Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including injuries sustained in auto accidents, slip and falls, and more. Contact Merricks Law Group today.

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