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Category: Boating Accident Injury & Death

In a Boat Collision, Who is to Blame?

April 14, 2023 Boating Accident Injury & Death

Boat collisions happen every day in harbors, bays, rivers and other bodies of water all over the world. While determining who is to blame will be fairly obvious in some cases, in others, determining liability requires a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances involved and the rules of the water.
But, in all cases, holding an at-fault boater liable requires evidence of the cause of the accident. As a result, after an accident on the water, it is important to hire an […]

What to Do if You Were Injured in a Tour Boat or Charter Vessel Accident

March 31, 2023 Boating Accident Injury & Death

When you take a boat tour or schedule a charter, you expect to have a fun, relaxing and safe day on the water. You expect the tour or charter company to put your experience first, and you expect to go home with photos and fond memories.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.
Tour boat and charter vessel accidents are much more common than they should be. Whether cruising the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) or heading to a reef offshore, tour boat and charter vessel […]

What Florida’s Boating Regulations Mean for Your Rights After an Accident on the Water

March 17, 2023 Boating Accident Injury & Death

Boating is a year-round activity in Florida. From Jacksonville to the Florida Keys, recreational boaters are a constant presence on the state’s coastal waterways—and this unfortunately means that accidents on the water are a regular occurrence.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) enforces several boating regulations. These regulations are designed to prevent accidents on the water—and they do when boaters follow them. Unfortunately, far too many boaters ignore their responsibilities, and each year this leaves […]

5 Important Facts About Filing a Claim for a Yacht Accident

January 24, 2023 Boating Accident Injury & Death

Yacht accidents are a regular occurrence. While they may rarely make headlines, lawsuits involving yacht accidents are common, and every day insurance companies settle claims with yacht guests and crew members. If you have been injured onboard a yacht (or as a result of falling off of a yacht), you should talk to a yacht accident attorney about filing a claim or lawsuit as well.
From slips and falls to collisions with other vessels, yacht accidents can take many different forms. […]

The Boating Accident Attorneys at Brais Law File Suit On Behalf of Victim of Severe Prop Strike Accident in Florida

January 17, 2023 Boating Accident Injury & Death

Propeller strikes (or “prop strikes”) often result in serious injuries. Even when spinning at relatively low speeds, propellers on outboard motors can cause severe cuts, bone fractures, loss of digits and limbs, and other traumatic injuries. The risks of prop strikes are especially dangerous when they happen on open water where emergency medical care is not readily available.
Boating accidents and injuries from a vessel’s propellers are even more life-threatening when the operator of the vessel is so careless that he […]