Watercraft and Boating Accidents
We represent Florida boat accident injury claims throughout all of Florida.
We handle boat accident claims throughout Florida
If you were injured in a boating accident, you may be entitled to money for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Some types of boating accident claims we handle include:
-Jet Ski accident claims
-Slip and fall injury claims on Yachts, Boats and other vessels
-Wave Runner injury claims
-Parasailing accident claims
-Boat crash accident cases
-Boating Under The Influence accidents
Boat operators must call the police after an accident in Florida waters
Florida law generally requires the owner of a vessel to contact the Division of Law Enforcement of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; the sheriff of the county within which the accident occurred; or the police chief of the municipality within which the accident occurred whenever there is a personal injury requiring more than just first aid. A person who fails to do this may be committing a felony.
I was injured on a boat in Florida. What types of boat injury cases can you handle?
At the Law Offices of Jason Turchin, we represent boat accident victims in many Florida boat injury claims. These include:
-sprain and strain injuries
-brain injury and coma
-boating homicide and BUI (boating under the influence) injuries
Florida Statute section 327.32 holds that all vessels, of whatever classification, shall be considered dangerous instrumentalities in Florida, and any operator of a vessel shall, during any utilization of the vessel, exercise the highest degree of care in order to prevent injuries to others.
What is careless operation of a vessel in Florida?
Any person operating a vessel upon the waters in Florida must operate the vessel in a reasonable and prudent manner, having regard for other waterborne traffic, posted speed and wake restrictions, and all other attendant circumstances so as not to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person. The failure to operate a vessel in this manner constitutes careless operation. A person who carelessly operates a boat in Florida that results in serious bodily injury or death may be charged with a misdemeanor or other criminal or non-criminal offense.
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