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BOATING ACCIDENTS

Fort Lauderdale Injury Lawyer for Boat Accidents

David I. Fuchs has more than 20 years of experience as a Fort Lauderdale accident attorney who has successfully represented South Florida boat accident victims and their families and friends who have sustained and suffered serious bodily injuries because of negligence by another party or driver.

In 2008, the United States was home to over 12.7 million registered boats and personal water craft. The rising popularity of water sports implies that this number will only continue to grow. Water sports and activities such as waterskiing, wake boarding, fishing, jet skiing, cruising, and swimming can be fun. However, some people amp up the danger levels of these activities by engaging in actions with which they are inexperienced. Others become intoxicated while engaging in water sports and activities and put themselves at extremely high risk.

Several common boat-related injuries are propeller injuries, burns, hypothermia, carbon monoxide poisoning, ejection causing broken bones, disfigurement, amputations, and head injuries.

Every year, the United States Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety conducts a nationwide study on boating accidents. Below are a few approximate statistics from its 2003 report.

  • More than 5,000 boating accidents: over 5,000
  • Almost 4,000 injuries
  • More than 700 deaths
  • Around $40.4 million in property damage
  • Most reported accident type: collision with another vessel

Safety Practices

Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys remind boaters that exercising good boat safety habits is crucial to avoiding and alleviating severe boating accidents. The most reported types of accidents involve collision with other boats, capsizing, and falling overboard. When victims drown, they often were not wearing a life jacket. Therefore, wearing a personal flotation device or life jacket is imperative. It does save lives. Also, avoiding excessive drinking while engaging in boating activities is prudent. Having your wits about you could be the determining factor between drowning or making it safely home after a serious boating accident.

Fort Lauderdale accident attorney David I. Fuchs will represent you for injuries including::

  • Injuries requiring surgery, sutures, staples
  • Traumatic brain injury, including those caused by oxygen deprivation
  • Severe burns resulting in significant and permanent scarring
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress, death
  • Injuries caused by colliding with a driver that is drunk, impaired, or otherwise under the influence of narcotics or drugs.

After colliding with another party it is imperative to call the police to the accident scene and to seek immediate medical treatment. Following these actions, you need to seek legal counsel to protect your rights by lawyer David I. Fuchs. He will take your call and speak with you immediately about your boat accident and will then stand ready to fight for you to see that you get compensation for your pain and suffering, any lost wages, and medical bills.

Experience an accident in South Florida? Call Fort Lauderdale accident attorney David I. Fuchs toll free at 954-568-3636 for a free consultation to discuss your accident case. You may also write to David by filling out the form on the “Contact Us” page.

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I wanted to alert others that Mr Fuchs is the consummate professional and Attorney. I was referred to him by a friend as I required an experienced Attorney who knows the laws in Florida and is willing to fight aggressively for the injured party. He was extremely knowledgeable and patient and answered all of my questions and concerns. Unlike another Attorney in the area who didn't think much of my case and wasn't responsive, he rolled up his sleeves and triumphantly steered the defendant toward a settlement we both desired from the outset. I'd recommend him to any individual that also was injured or sustained damages and requires the expertise that Mr Fuchs can offer.

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