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Expertise

A boat accident lawyer has specialized knowledge and experience in the laws and regulations that apply to boating accidents. They can help you understand your rights and options, and can provide you with accurate information and guidance throughout the legal process.

Advocacy

A boat accident lawyer will represent your interests and fight for your rights in legal proceedings. They can help you negotiate with the other party and ensure that your voice is heard.

Get Compensated

A boat accident lawyer can help you seek compensation for your injuries and other damages, such as lost wages and medical bills. They can handle negotiations with the insurance company and work to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible.

 

FAQ

In Florida, boat operators are required to take certain actions if they are involved in an accident. According to Florida law, if a boat operator is involved in an accident that results in personal injury, death, or property damage of $2,000 or more, they must:

  1. Stop their boat as soon as it is safe to do so.
  2. Remain at the scene of the accident until they have fulfilled the requirements of Florida Statutes, Section 327.30(4).
  3. Give their name, address, and boat registration number to anyone who has been injured or to the owner of any property that has been damaged.
  4. Render reasonable assistance to any person injured in the accident, including transporting or making arrangements for the transportation of the person to a medical facility if it is apparent that medical treatment is necessary or if the person requests it.
  5. Report the accident to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) if the accident results in personal injury or death, or if there is damage to the property of any one person in excess of $500. The report must be made within 48 hours of the accident.

It is important to note that these requirements apply to all boat operators, regardless of whether they were at fault for the accident. If you are involved in a boat accident in Florida, it is important to seek legal advice to understand your rights and responsibilities. A boat accident lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and pursue any necessary legal action.

In Virginia, boat operators are required to take certain actions if they are involved in an accident. According to Virginia law, if a boat operator is involved in an accident that results in personal injury, death, or property damage of $2,000 or more, they must:

  1. Stop their boat as soon as it is safe to do so.
  2. Remain at the scene of the accident until they have fulfilled the requirements of Virginia Code, Section 29.1-723.
  3. Give their name, address, and boat registration number to anyone who has been injured or to the owner of any property that has been damaged.
  4. Render reasonable assistance to any person injured in the accident, including transporting or making arrangements for the transportation of the person to a medical facility if it is apparent that medical treatment is necessary or if the person requests it.
  5. Report the accident to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) if the accident results in personal injury or death, or if there is damage to the property of any one person in excess of $2,000. The report must be made within 48 hours of the accident.

It is important to note that these requirements apply to all boat operators, regardless of whether they were at fault for the accident. If you are involved in a boat accident in Virginia, it is important to seek legal advice to understand your rights and responsibilities. A boat accident lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and pursue any necessary legal action.

There are thousands of boating accidents in the United States each year. According to the United States Coast Guard, there were 4,168 reported recreational boating accidents in the United States in 2019, which resulted in 613 deaths and 2,559 injuries. It is important to note that this number only includes accidents that were reported to the Coast Guard and does not include every boating accident that occurred.

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