Florida is the #1 state when it comes to the number of registered recreational boats. With almost 1,000,000 registered boats on the water, it’s no surprise that in 2018 Florida also reported the highest number of boating accidents.
These accidents also resulted in Florida being the top ranked state in both boating injuries, and deaths. In a boating accident, there is a possibility that negligence in certain areas could make someone liable for your injuries. Defects from the manufacturer, not performing routine maintenance, all the way down to the operator not being qualified, or even having an unruly passenger distracting the boat operator. If you’re injured in a boating accident. It’s important to consult with a lawyer to see if you’re able to make a claim.