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Laws for drinking while boating in Florida

There are many reasons that people go on boats in Florida, but one is to get together with friends to fish or simply just have a good time together. Especially as the weather gets warmer, many people will be out on the water and some will enjoy some alcoholic beverages while they are on the boats. It is important that the drivers of the boats enjoy in moderation though. While boating is different than driving, operating a boat under the influence is still dangerous.

Protecting people who are injured at sea

One of the great things about Florida and why people love living in the state, as well as visiting it as tourists, is the proximity to the ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The water provides people with both entertainment and recreational activities, as well as providing large numbers of people with jobs and careers. So, at any given time, there are many people on the water and it is important that they obey the rules and pay attention to what they are doing. When people act negligently they can cause accidents and people are injured as a result.

County officials seek boat speed restrictions in multiple areas

There are many people who enjoy the water around Florida. There are also many people who work on boats or on the docks and other areas around the water. Between the people boating for pleasure and those working on and around the water, there are many people on the water every day. While boating is different than driving a car and there tends to be more space on the water than there are on the roads, boating can still be dangerous when people do not operate their boats correctly.

Florida boaters must follow the law in order to prevent accidents

Many people own boats in Florida and like to spend time on the water. It could be for fishing, recreational activities or simply to get out, relax and spend time with friends and family. There are clearly many differences between operating boats on the water and cars on the roads, but there are some similarities and both have laws and regulations that people must follow. If a boater does not follow the rules they can receive a ticket and cause accidents just like motorists who do not obey the traffic laws.

Maritime workers' common law rights after work related injury

There are many types of different jobs in Florida and each has some aspects of the job that are unique to it. The physical demands of each type of job also vary. Some types of jobs have more inherent dangers than others. These types of jobs often times require more physical demands or there are more uncertainties that a worker cannot always prepare for in advance. One of these types of jobs is maritime time jobs which require workers to be at sea for lengthy periods of time.

Special protections for maritime workers in Florida

There is water surrounding almost all of Florida and maritime commerce is a large part of the economy. Many people work on merchant ships, cruise ships, off-shore oil rigs, commercial fishing companies, at the docks, in shipyards and other aspects of maritime commerce. These people, like people who work on land, generally rely on their employment to provide for themselves and their families. If they are unable to work it can be very detrimental for them.

Florida boating accident injures 14 victims

Victims of boating accidents have legal remedies to consider when harmed. A major boat accident in Florida recently injured 14 victims. The airboat accident occurred on a lake and resulted in 14 victims being injured and one had to be airlifted to the hospital. Of the 14 injured victims, 2 were in critical condition and 3 others suffered serious injuries in the boat accident. In addition to the victim that required airlifting to the hospital, another 8 victims had to be transported by emergency responders to local hospitals.

Legal protections are available for boat accident victims

Individuals who have been injured by the negligence of another individual in a boating accident have legal protections to consider to help them through the struggles and damages they will likely face following a boating or jet ski accident. Unfortunately, the majority of boat accidents involve boating under the influence of alcohol.

Boating accident results in death, injuries in Pensacola area

Boating accidents can be traumatic and may cause serious injuries and other harm to victims. A boating accident near Pensacola recently claimed the life of the operator of the boat and injured two others. The two injured victims were transported to a hospital in Pensacola for treatment of their injuries. The 56-year old operator of the boat was killed in the boat accident that remains under investigation and, as part of the investigation, the blood alcohol of all the occupants of the boat is being tested.

Victims injured at sea are protected

Victims injured on the water have important legal protections to consider depending on the circumstances. Maritime law is an important and complex area of the law that protects individuals injured at sea. Depending on the circumstances, and the status of the individual that was injured, important legal protections are available to help victims secure damages for the harm they have suffered.

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