Florida Highest in Boating Accident Rates
In April, Bill Jefferson, the former commander of the Cape Coral Sail and Power Squadron, wrote an editorial for News-Press detailing boating accidents in Florida. He said that Florida has more boating accidents than any other state in the U.S., and also more fatal boating accidents.
Drowning is the cause of most boating fatalities, and most of the accidents are caused by boaters crashing into docks or other boats. Shockingly, in most of the accidents recorded, the boat operators had not taken a boat safety course.
Boating is a fun activity, and Florida’s beautiful weather and long coastlines make it a great place for it, but it can also be dangerous. Boat safety courses are important, but not always taken seriously, and the result is inexperienced people on the water.
Since 1977, attorney James Cunningham has been working with people who have been injured in boating accidents by representing them and helping obtain the justice and compensation they deserve. In more than 30 years of helping accident victims, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham have represented people injured in a range of boating accidents, including on boats, jet skis, wave runners, and other recreational watercraft.
Those operating watercraft should always act in a safe manner and avoid putting the lives of others at risk. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and innocent people are often injured as the result of others driving at excessive speed, drinking while boating, and letting inexperienced drivers take the wheel. Owning a boat is a serious commitment, and one that comes with extreme responsibility. If someone is not careful and causes an accident, they should have to pay for their actions.
If you are involved in an accident, attorney Cunningham can help bring you justice, and receive compensation for your medical bills and recovery. Our offices can also work with you to receive compensation for damages to your watercraft, as well as loss of wages, loss of spousal support, and other issues.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a Florida boating accident, contact us 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) today for your free consultation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.