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Boating Accidents in Fort Lauderdale, FL

David I. Fuchs has more than 20 years of experience as a Fort Lauderdale personal injury 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 watercraft. The rising popularity of water sports implies that this number will only continue to grow. Water sports and activities such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, 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 and brain 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 2005 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

Boating 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 in 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.

If you cannot visit our Fort Lauderdale location, we will send a representative to see you. We speak English and Spanish. Se habla ingles y espanol.

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