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Help following a boating accident

Boating accidents can cause serious injuries and harm and put an end to the fun. When victims have been injured on the water by a negligent operator of a boat or jet ski, the negligent operator may be liable for the injuries and harm suffered by the victim. Victims of boating accidents may suffer damages including medical expenses, lost wages and emotional trauma associated with an unexpected boating accident.

Recreational boating is popular in the summer and all year round in Florida. A careless boat operator or operator of jet ski, however, can cause serious, and even fatal, injuries and harm to victims. A personal injury claim for damages can help victims obtain compensation for the physical, financial and emotional harm suffered in a boating accident. Injuries suffered in a boating accident or other traumatic accident may require a significant recovery period during which the victim is unable to work as medical bills pile up.

Though a personal injury claim for damages can help victims following a boating accident, state and federal laws related to boating accidents can be complicated which is why it is useful for victims to have trained guidance throughout the process to help them recover the compensation they need to help offset the damages they have suffered as a result of a boating accident.

Time on the water is unquestionably fun but when it turns bad, such as because of a negligent boat operator operating a boat while impaired, victims can be the ones to suffer significant harm. It is important for victims of boating accidents to be familiar with the legal resources to help them when they have been injured on the water.

Source:, "Recreational Boat Accidents and Liability," Accessed Aug. 31, 2017

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