Orlando Boating Accident Attorney
Andrew Hudson is a very fortunate young man, but he certainly didn’t think so last July when he was severely injured in a boating accident. The Winter Springs student suffered multiple injuries, including a broken rib, deep lacerations in his left arm that cut a tendon and triceps muscle, a shattered left elbow, spinal fractures and five large gashes across his back. The accident report filed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said that Hudson was tubing with his brother on the St. Johns River near Fruitland in Putnam County last July when the accident occurred. Their father was driving the boat towing Hudson and his brother in inner tubes when he made some ill-advised maneuvers and turned the boat toward his sons.
Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham would like to remind boaters to exercise extra care while on Florida’s waterways and cautions them to avoid drinking alcohol while in control of watercraft. A 41-year-old Deltona man charged with careless operation of a vessel in connection with a boating accident that killed a DeLand woman and her father has entered a no contest plea. The man entered the plea after Volusia County Judge Belle B. Schumann dismissed two similar counts against him. The judge decided to dismiss the two charges due to double jeopardy concerns because all three charges were filed due to one boating accident.
One boater is dead, and another is missing after a Florida boating accident near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing, but officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say that a six-year-old boy was pulled from the water late Friday, May 27, and that he is in an area hospital receiving treatment for undisclosed injuries. The body of a 44-year-old man was recovered near the scene of the accident, and a 34-year-old man who investigators believe was injured in the accident was also pulled from the water. Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham cautions boaters to exercise proper safety precautions as area waterways grow increasingly crowded.