In 2012 there were a recorded 4515 boating related accidents, which resulted in 651 deaths, 3,000 injuries, and $38 million in property damage. The majority of these accidents come from coastal cities or states – much like southwest Florida. The nature of the accident can stem from a number of factors and leave victims confused. Was the operator distracted? Was the operator inexperienced? Was the craft going too fast for the conditions? Or maybe someone wasn’t providing proper lookout for other people or watercrafts. Aside from those circumstances, drunk boating can be just as fatal as drunk driving. It may be nearly impossible to cover every safety aspect while on the water, but that doesn’t mean you should be forced to carry the burden of an injury that could have been prevented. As boating continues to be more accessible to people, the potential for danger or injury also rises.
Boating accidents can be accompanied by a wide variety of physical, mental, and emotional challenges. These challenges can make it hard to function in normal everyday life. We believe everyone should have the best quality of life, and will fight for you to get that back! Call us today to schedule a free consultation. (239) 337-9879.