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Who is Liable for Fishing Charter Accidents & Injuries in Florida?

Monday, April 18th, 2022

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.

What Are My Legal Rights After a Florida Boating Accident?

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Florida Personal Injury

If you are injured in a Florida boat accident that was caused by negligence, you have a legal right to seek financial compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance coverage for the damages you suffered.

At MLG Injury, our boat accident attorneys in Florida know that may be easier said than done without a skilled personal injury lawyer by your side, as there are many factors including determining who was liable for the vessel’s crash before the insurance companies will even consider your claim.

Here is what our Florida residents need to know about being injured in a boat accident.

We Must Determine Who Was Legally Responsible for Your Florida Boat Accident

After a Florida boating accident, it is important to determine who was liable for the incident that led to your injuries.

This is important because it may be one person who was negligently operating their vessel, or multiple parties, which could include the boat’s owner and its operator when they are not the same person.

There can also be different boat accident circumstances, which may include taking legal action against the operator/owner of the vessel you were injured on, or against the boat operator/owner of another vessel you were not an occupant on that caused your injuries.

It is also possible to pursue a personal injury claim against the vessel’s manufacturer or maintenance company if defective parts or negligent upkeep led to your accident.

Our skilled Florida boat accident attorneys can help you obtain evidence, gather the necessary proof of liability, and navigate the legal system to pursue the best financial outcome for your unique case.

What if I Was Injured On a Friend or Family Member’s Boat in Florida?

While charter boats including fishing, snorkeling, diving, and pleasure cruises are incredibly popular in Florida, many of our residents enjoy their time on the water on a friend or family member’s boat.

When a collision, safety violation, or onboard accident leads to injuries or death, many fear that pursuing the boat’s owner who is a close friend or relative for financial compensation will jeopardize their relationship.

The reality is if you were hurt while on a friend or family member’s boat, or tragically lost a loved one under the same circumstances, our skilled personal injury lawyers in Florida will pursue the boat owner/operator’s insurance coverage for your financial recovery, not the individual personally.

When partnering with our experienced Florida boat accident attorneys, it removes both you and the friend or family member from the personal injury claim’s equation, as we will work directly with the insurance company (or companies) to pursue the best outcome for your unique needs, so you can preserve your personal relationship while still getting the help you need.

Contact Our Leading Boat Accident Attorneys in Florida for a Free Consultation Today

To determine who is responsible for your boat accident injuries, contact our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524.

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