With almost a million registered vessels on the water, Florida is basically the de-facto boating capital of the United States. Unfortunately, all those boats naturally result in an influx of boating accidents, as rough waters, flagrant carelessness, and inexperienced or intoxicated operators are all risk factors that can result in boating crashes. Across the country, there were over 2,500 boating injuries and 613 fatalities in a recent year, and a boat crash can happen any time you are on the water.
Recreational boating or fishing can be a fun leisure activity, but one wrong move could turn that relaxing happiness into horror in a matter of seconds. Many parties might cause crashes, including:
In the immediate wake of an accident, you should call 911, report the incident to the police and Coast Guard, retrieve and record as much evidence as possible, and seek appropriate medical attention as soon as possible. Following all that, you should then get in touch with an experienced St. Augustine boat accident attorney who handles boat crash claims here in St. Johns County.
At Naples & Spence, Attorneys at Law, we fight for the rights of injured clients across St. Augustine and the greater St. Johns County area. We hope you never have to suffer pains and losses as great as the ones you might endure after a boating accident, but in the event that you do, let our boat accident attorney fight for you. We will use all the effective, responsive, and reliable resources we can to get the results you deserve at the affordable rates you deserve. Contact us today to learn more and arrange a free consultation.