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What Can I Recover If I Have Been in a Boating Accident?

According to the Florida Wildlife and Conservation Commission (FWC), 836 boating accidents occurred in Florida in 2020. This is the highest number of boating accidents in the past nine years and is above the state’s average of 722. The FWC also states that almost half of these accidents happened due to crashes, and 44% of these crashes occurred because the boat operator was distracted. Deaths from boating accidents also increased in 2020. 79 people were killed that year, up from 65 in 2019, and the highest number of deaths in five years.

If you were injured in a boating accident in Boca Raton due to someone else’s negligence, you may be wondering what and whether you can recover damages for your injuries and accident-related expenses. You can recover the following damages through a personal injury claim, whether via an insurance settlement with the at-fault party’s insurer or a court verdict:

Economic or Financial Damages

Noneconomic or Non-Financial Damages

Get In Touch With Our Experienced Boca Raton Boating Accident Attorneys Now

Boating in the sparkling Florida waters is supposed to be relaxing and fun, but the operator, captain, and owner must always remain vigilant. As with all motor vehicle operators, boat operators must follow the laws, including always paying attention while driving, not drinking and doing drugs, and watching out for others on the water. They should also carry and maintain boat insurance.

If you’ve suffered injuries in a Boca Raton boating accident, contact Demand the Limits Personal Injury Attorneys right away. Dial 561-600-3555 or reach us online to set up a free consultation with our Boca Raton boating accident attorney.