Recreational boating and fishing are common hobbies among Floridians. Hernando Beach lays claim to some of the best fishing along the west coast of Florida. As a result of boating being widespread in Florida, there are unfortunately many boating accidents in our state.
In fact, according to this FWC study, there were 59 fatalities as a result of boating accidents in Florida. With over 900,000 registered vehicles in the state of Florida, this may seem like a small number but with the unfortunate rise of BUI (Boating under the influence), boating accidents may increase.
Boating accidents are oftentimes the result of negligent boaters who are either inexperienced or simply not paying attention. If you or someone you know has been injured in a boating accident, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney.
Boating accidents are much different than auto accidents. The litigation process is different and they often take place in federal court. Because of these complexities, you will want experience to be on your side as you go forward with your case. If you want an experienced attorney to handle your boating accident, please call the Law Office of John R. Vitola.