West Palm Beach Boating Accident Lawyer
Learn More About Florida’s Boating Accident Laws
According to a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
Florida leads the nation in registered watercraft vessels, with over 870,000
accounted for in 2014. Unfortunately, because of this, the Sunshine State
also leads the nation in boating accidents by a landslide, with nearly
700 unique incidents being reported by recreational vessels in 2014 alone.
If you have been injured or sustained serious property damage in a boating
accident, you may be entitled for compensation if you were not at fault.
An experienced West Palm Beach boating accident attorney can help you
navigate your claim and get you the compensation you deserve.
Call the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. today at (561) 600-5605
and get more information about your eligibility for compensation from
your boating accident case.
Ways to Avoid a Boating Accident
Boating accidents, much like car or truck accidents, can cause significant
damage and even serious injuries to those involved. Additionally, since
these accidents occur over water, a boating accident also incurs the additional
risk of death via drowning or disappearance. The responsibility is on
boat owners to operate their vehicles in a way that ensures the safety
of themselves and other boaters around them.
Here are a few tips to avoid a boating accident:
- Do not operate your vessel without a Florida boating license
- Do not operate your vessel while drunk or otherwise intoxicated
- Do not operate your vessel at night without proper lights and visual aids
- Ensure your vessel’s maintenance is up to date and fit for use
- Obey all posted speed limits in harbors, near shores, and indicated by
- Do not send text messages or use your cell phone to make calls while operating
- Do not operate your vessel recklessly or with wanton regard
If the worst should happen and you are involved with an accident, make
sure you seek medical attention immediately if necessary, follow all laws
regarding boating accidents (including filing an accident report), and
contact a skilled boating accident lawyer. The attorneys at the Law Offices
of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. all have at least 20 years of experience practicing
personal injury law, and can provide you with the reputable legal counsel
you need to help recover your claim.
Contact the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A online today and receive a
free initial case evaluation to learn more about your legal options following a boating accident.