BOATING ACCIDENTS

BOATING ACCIDENTS IN FLORIDA

STAY PROTECTED ON THE WATER

While Florida boasts an abundance of beautiful lakes and rivers, it also leads the nation in boat-related accidents. One reason is that, simply put, boats do not handle the way cars do. Another leading contributor to such accidents is alcohol, followed by inattention, driver inexperience, speeding, and improper lookout. While there are laws to enforce safe boating, many individuals suffer injuries every year. It may take more than the law to prevent these types of accidents from occurring so frequently in the future. If you have been injured in a boating accident, be sure to call on Attorney Steven Wingo for counsel on how to hold the right parties responsible.

INJURED IN A BOATING ACCIDENT?

In 2013, there were 420 boating accident injuries reported, substantially more than the year before. It is the responsibility of each boat operator to use their boat safely. Persons conducting their boats irresponsibly can be held liable in court.

Common boating accident injuries include:

  • Laceration
  • Contusions
  • Broken bones
  • Head injury
  • Burns
  • Internal injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Neck injuries

More than 60 people died as a result of boat accidents the same year, also an increase from 2012. The first thing you should do if you are involved in an accident on the water is to report the accident to the police or coastal authorities. Afterwards, you need to consult with an experienced boat accident attorney who can advise you on how to proceed.

LET STEVEN WINGO FIGHT FOR FULL & FAIR COMPENSATION

If you or a family member were injured in a boating accident, contact Attorney Steven Wingo. Based in Ocala, Mr. Wingo has successfully handled hundreds of personal injury cases on behalf of individuals who have been injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of others. He seeks full and fair compensation on behalf of his clients for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, ongoing care expenses and other available forms of damages. If you or a loved one has been injured from an accident involving a boat, Jet Ski, or any other type of water vehicle, Attorney Steven Wingo can help you recover.

Call his office today to schedule a free consultation.