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Boating Accidents – The Summertime Red, White & Blues

Summer in Florida and around the country is a time for enjoyment and recreation. Especially during holidays such as the Fourth of July, summertime fun can quickly turn into a nightmare when boating, alcohol and negligence are combined. Boating accidents require a special understanding of personal injury law. They fall under a unique set of claims known as “maritime” or “admiralty” law. At Glick Law Firm, P.A., we have years of experience dealing with boating accident injuries.

3073292_l-300x199Due to the fact that both federal admiralty laws and state laws may apply in a boating accident claim, a lawsuit can be complex. The rules on the water aren’t as clear cut as those on the roads. At Glick Law Firm, P.A., we are committed to raising awareness for the safe use of boats and other water-related activities. Taking the time to complete a boating safety class can give you valuable insight and lower the likelihood of a tragic boating accident injury. It is critical to wear a life jacket. Many drowning deaths in boating accidents can be prevented by practicing this simple rule.

Just as in many DUI-related deaths in car accidents, it is critical not to mix alcohol and the high speeds and unpredictability of boating and the use of water-vehicles such as jet-skis and jet boats. Intoxication can be the quickest way to a maritime tragedy. In Florida, it is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Sun can increase the effect of alcohol and impair a drivers ability to make safe, and critical, decisions. Have a drink when it’s done to celebrate a day of safety on the water.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident or other form of accident, call Glick Law Firm, P.A. immediately. We are dedicated to holding those who have acted with negligence accountable for their actions. If you have been a victim of those actions, we can help.