Boating, Jet Ski & Watercraft Accidents

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
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According to the United States Coast Guard, every year there are hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries due to boating accidents. Not surprisingly, Florida leads the nation in deaths and injuries in boating accidents due to our year round warm climate and access to large bodies of water.    

Many boating accidents are entirely preventable.  Most are caused by carelessness, lack of training, mechanical failure, bad weather, intoxication or drug use.  Many drowning accidents are preventable if only life jackets were aboard the boat or watercraft.  Under Florida law, boat owners and operators are required to uphold a great deal of care and responsibility to insure that no one is hurt or killed, either onboard or off board, due to their carelessness, reckless behavior or negligence.

Common causes of boating, Jet Ski or other watercraft accidents include:

  • Boat Dock Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Capsizing Accidents
  • Casino Boat Accidents
  • Charter Boat Accidents
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Diving Accidents
  • Drowning Accidents
  • Drunk Boating Accidents
  • DUI Boat Accidents
  • Falls Overboard Accidents
  • Ferry Boat Accidents
  • Fishing Boat Accident
  • Jet Ski Accidents
  • Marina Accidents
  • Personal Watercraft (PWC) Accident
  • Sailboat Accidents
  • Scuba Diving Accidents
  • Shore Excursion Accidents
  • Snorkeling Accident
  • Touristic Boat Accident
  • Water Skiing Accidents
  • Water Sports Accidents
  • Waverunner Accidents
  • Yacht Accidents
  • Other Watercraft or Boating Accident

Common injuries sustained while boating, Jet Skiing or riding on any watercraft include:

  • Amputations
  • Arm Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Burns
  • Concussion
  • Death
  • Drownings
  • Facial and Body Scarring
  • Fractured Bones
  • Hand Injuries
  • Head Injuries
  • Knee Damage
  • Leg Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Permanent Disability
  • Quadriplegia
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Whiplash
  • Other Bodily Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

You can reach Miami Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].

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