Yesterday night, at approximately 7:22 p.m., two boats, one with seven abroad and the other with one, collided by Bear Cut Bridge. It is reported four people were transported to the hospital: a woman with a leg injury, a man with an abdominal injury, a man with a leg injury, and another person with non-life-threatening injuries. A 33-year-old from one of the boats is believed to have gone overboard, prompting a recovery mission with more than 18 divers searching multiple times over two hours. The recovery mission was ongoing as of this morning.
All boating accidents, are subject to the rules of maritime law, a specialized set of local, state, federal and international laws and regulations. If you are injured in any accident on the water, it is important to seek the advice of an attorney who specializes in maritime and admiralty law. Waiting too long after an accident may affect your ability to recover the full amount of your damages, so call the Florida Board Certified Maritime Law experts at The Brais Law Firm now if you or a loved one has suffered an injury on or by a recreational boat. We are available for a free consultation at your convenience. Call us any time at 305-709-4117, or 1-800-499-0551. Learn more about our firm and our commitment to recreation boating accident victims by visiting our website.