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Category: Boating Accident Injury & Death

Brais Law Firm Sues United States for 5.2 Million Dollars on Behalf of Injured Indiana Seaman

February 16, 2012 Boating Accident Injury & Death

Indiana Cruise Injury Lawyer.jpgThe maritime accident attorneys of Brais & Brais brought suit in Federal court against the United States for injuries sustained by an American civilian seaman serving aboard a naval seismographic vessel. The complaint filed in West Palm Beach, Florida alleges the government’s negligence and the naval vessel’s unseaworthness caused the civilian seaman to fall several feet while changing an overhead light fixture without […]

Tampa Bay Florida Boat Accident Kills One

November 27, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

WTSP.com reports a boating accident off the Sunshine Skyway has killed one boater. Two commercial fishermen were fishing Tampa Bat when the 18-foot vessel ran aground on a sandbar. According to the Florida Fist and Wildlife Commission, the grounding caused Anthony George Loveridge, 42, of Zephyrhills to be ejected from the vessel and was struck by the prop. He was not wearing a life jacket.

Man Dies in Miami Boating Accident

October 18, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

The Miami Herald reports a Miami-Dade, Florida man was killed Saturday when he fell off a 65-foot luxury yacht Gotcha and was pulled into the boat’s propellers.
Juan Carlos Morales, 45, was standing on the diving platform off the back of the boat when he lost his footing and fell into the waters of Biscayne Bay. The victim was a fried of the yacht’s owner. It is not known if alcohol played a role in the accident, or whether […]

Teen Dies in a Boating Crash in a South Florida Canal

August 22, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

News 7 reports Coral Springs Police and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials responded to the scene of the accident near the 11000 block of S.W. First Street on the afternoon of August 21st.
Coral Springs Police stated 17-year-old Randolph Bieszczak was inner tubing the canal with two of his friends. Witnesses said the tube carrying Bieszczak hit the bank of the canal. The teen died at the scene.
“We were all taking out this boat, and I went […]

Father & Son Injured in the Florida Keys When Boat Ran Them Over

August 18, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

WGMD.COM reports 39-year old Jared Adkins and his son Calvin were scuba diving near Conch Reef, just south of Key Largo on August 16th, when they were run over by the 46′ charter boat Big Dipper. Both father and son were airlifted to Miami area hospitals.
Scuba divers being run over by boats are quite common in South Florida especially during lobster season. If you were injured a boat and have questions about your legal rights, […]