Recent data released by the U.S. Coast Guard revealed that Florida leads the nation in the number of boating accidents, an article by ABC Action News reported on May 21.
According to reports, deaths related to boating accidents nationwide had increased by an estimated 10 percent last year. The U.S. Coast Guard reported 581 boating accidents across the nation in 2014 and at least one in every seven incidents happened in Florida. Out of all of the boating accidents reported last year, 70 of those led to fatalities. Furthermore, authorities stated that 12 of the fatal boating accidents were caused by intoxicated boaters. The marine unit in Hillsborough County was recently busy as they had expected many boats during the Memorial Day weekend.
The legal team of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. understands that many people in West Palm Beach suffer injuries in boating accidents at the hands of others. If you have recently been involved in a boating accident caused by a negligent boat operator, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call our offices today at (561) 689-8180 to find out how we may help you.