One of the most appealing attractions in Florida are its beautiful waterways, which continue to be a mainstay for both visitors and locals alike. The nearly year-round warm weather makes it a popular destination for boat rentals at the many beaches, lakes, rivers, inlets, and canals. However, increased activity on the waterways means boating accidents are more likely to occur.
Injuries sustained in a Florida boating accident are usually the result of a collision with another vessel of some kind. Depending on the impact of the crash, accident victims can suffer from a myriad of injuries ranging from minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises — to more serious damages, such as severe lacerations, broken bones, spinal cord damage, soft tissue damage, long-term disability, traumatic brain injuries, and even death.
If you or a loved one suffered a maritime injury on a rental boat, you may be wondering who may be liable for your damages. Inquiring with a licensed attorney may be crucial to help you hold the at-fault party liable and pursue the full amount of financial compensation you may be legally eligible for. This is important because you could recover costs for medical care, lost wages if you missed work while recovering, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the collision.