National Recreational Boating Accident and Fatality Statistics: 2007 – 2011 According to U. S. Coast Guard statistics, Florida ranked 26th out of 56 states and territories in 2011 in its number of recreational boating fatalities per 100,000 registered boats. As for recent trends in the state covering 2007 through 2011, there were 663 accidents […]Read More
Living in a coastal area like Fort Lauderdale presents people with certain risks that they don’t get in many other parts of the country. Boating accidents are one example. The largest contributing factor to boating accidents, according to statistics, is alcohol. Operator inattention is another contributing factor as well as inexperience, excessive speed and improper […]Read More
Florida’s Most Dangerous Counties for Boating Accidents According to a recent Miami Herald article, Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties are Florida’s most dangerous counties for boating accidents. In 2011, there were 93 major maritime incidents in Monroe County compared to only 77 in the same area in 2010. This 20% increase in accidents occurred despite a […]Read More
Florida Boating Safety: Protecting the Rights of Injured Parties Numerous Florida statutes have been passed to protect those who are injured in boating accidents while enjoying this state’s many lakes and coastal waterways. Both residents and tourists alike are regularly reminded by the state to always put safety first when scheduling boating activities. However, […]Read More
Life Preservers Play Key Role in Deadly Boating Accidents Unfortunately, at least two lives were tragically lost due to a boating accident on Utah’s Lake Powell on June 20, 2013. Adrian Jackman, 59, of South Jordan was driving a motorboat carrying 13 people when he collided with a houseboat, causing his own boat to […]Read More
MIAMI AND FORT LAUDERDALE BOATING ACCIDENTS CONTINUE TO OCCUR Last weekend, two boats collided just west of Elliott Key in Biscayne National Park. Eighteen people were on board both boats, including 16 on just one boat. A total of 10 passengers required emergency room treatment, including one person airlifted to Kendall Regional Hospital with a […]Read More
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