The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported that last year alone saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing contributed a combined $13.8 billion in revenue throughout the state.
At MLG Injury, our Florida boat accident attorneys know how popular fishing charters are throughout the state. We also know the dangers associated with fishing, even when guests are doing all they can to remain safe while onboard.
When a charter boat captain or crew behaves improperly or negligently or operates a vessel that is not seaworthy, severe injury or death can result.
Here is what Florida boat charter guests need to know about who can be held liable if an accident with injuries occurs.
What are the Most Common Types of Florida Fishing Charter Accidents and Injuries?
When negligence on board a fishing boat is a factor during its operation, there is no limit to the types of accidents or injuries that can occur.
Some of the most common types of negligence that occurs may include:
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents on boat surfaces, including cluttered decks, raised thresholds, or uneven decks
- Injuries caused by impaired crew members or passengers
- Physical or sexual assault by a crew member or fellow passenger
- Injuries caused by collisions, improper dockings, or groundings
- Falls overboard, disappearances, near-drownings, or actual drownings
When charter boat passengers are hurt, or tragically lose their lives during a fishing charter in Florida, the negligent party must be held liable for their behavior.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Florida Fishing Charter Accidents, Injuries, or Fatalities?
When fishing charter guests suffer injuries or fatalities caused by negligence, there may be multiple parties who can be held responsible for our client’s financial recovery.
After investigating the cause(s) of the accident, injuries, or fatalities, our skilled boat accident attorneys in Florida will pursue each potentially liable party, including the boat’s owner, captain, crew, or another passenger for damages and just compensation.
Contact Our Experienced Boat Accident Lawyers in Florida for a Free Consultation
Contact our dedicated Florida boat accident attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn how we can help you pursue the liable party’s insurance coverage for your complete financial recovery.