MARITIME ACCIDENT LAWYERS WHO SERVE FORT LAUDERDALE, MIAMI, PALM BEACH AND ALL OF FLORIDA
Boating and cruise ship injuries: Maritime injury law and admiralty law covers boats, cruise ships, tugboats, vessels, recreational boating, barges, captains, crew, Jones Act claims and passengers on any vessel that travels from one place to another by water. Maritime law can also include docking accidents and crane mishaps, as well as Jet Ski accidents and other water sport injuries on Florida beaches and intercoastal waterways.
BOATING ACCIDENT STATS AND FACTS
Accidents and injuries happen all too often on Florida waters. People are injured or killed on pleasure boats, cruise ships, watercraft and fishing boats all too often. With Florida continuing to lead the nation in number of reported vessels, there is good reason to believe the number of boating accidents will only increase in the future.
- There were 742 boating accidents reported in Florida.
- 51% of the operators involved in the boating accidents had no formal boater education.
- The leading county for boat accidents is Monroe County (this includes the islands that make up the Florida Keys). IN 2011, there were 93 boat accidents in Monroe County. This included 66 boat injuries and 6 boat accident deaths.
- The deadliest type of boating accident is people falling overboard. In 2011, overboard accidents made up 39% of fatal boat accidents.
- The leading cause of death in boating accidents is drowning.
- Over 90% of boat accident fatalities are male. Out of the 67 boat accident fatalities in 2011, only 5 were female.
THE CRUISE SHIP AND BOATING ATTORNEYS AT MADALON LAW CAN HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING ACCIDENTS
- Cruise ship accident
- Jones Act injury
- Barge accident
- Jet Ski accident
- Fishing Boat Accident
- Diver accident
- Charter boat accident
- Overboard accident
- Riverboat accident
- Drowning in ocean
- Personal watercraft accident
- Boat accident involving drinking and/or drugs
MARITIME INJURY LAW IN FLORIDA ONLY GIVES YOU 3 YEARS TO SUE
Unlike other types of accidents, there is only a three year statute of limitation for maritime injury cases. What this means is when a person is injured in an accident that falls under maritime law, they will only have a three year window to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. If the date of the accident is older than three years, then the injured person will lose their rights to sue for compensation.
If you have not hired a lawyer yet and are still not sure what you want to do, then you need to contact a firm and speak to an accident attorney that can explain what your options are. The Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys at Madalon Law will gladly answer your questions and not charge you for the call, consultation or even your case if we take it. A client is only billed when we win their case.
Our Fort Lauderdale law firm covers boat accidents in Fort Lauderdale Beach, West Palm Beach, the Florida Keys, Miami Beach, the intercoastal, the Port of Miami, Marco Island, the Florida Everglades, Daytona Beach and all other Florida beaches and waterways.