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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that Florida has the highest number of Boating Accidents in the US. In 2016, 671 Boating Accidents were reported in the state of Florida. The next highest number of reported Boating Accidents took place in California (369). Of the reported Florida Boating Accidents, 105 took place in Monroe County, 67 took place in Miami-Dade County, and 62 took place in Palm Beach County.
Boating accidents can be very dangerous. In 2016, 421 injuries were reported due to Boating Accidents. 2% of the injuries were to swimmers, 42% were to boat operators, and 56% were to boat occupants. The most common injuries include lacerations, contusions, broken bones, head injuries, and internal injuries.
Boating accident cases can be very complex and have many nuances. If you or someone you know has been involved in a boating accident in South Florida, call us at (786) 899-3500. We may be able to assist you. All consultations are free.