Pompano Beach Boat Accident Lawyer

Boat Accidents in Pompano Beach

Boating is a favorite South Florida past time. Visitors and residents of Pompano Beach enjoy sailing and cruising along the Intracoastal Waterway or the ocean, spending hours on the gorgeous waterways. The greater Fort Lauderdale area, which includes Pompano Beach as well as Deerfield, Lauderdale-by- the-Sea and Dania Beach, is known as "the Venice of America" for its miles of fresh and saltwater waterways. The area is home to more than 900,000 registered watercraft, including sailboats of all sizes and a myriad of power boats, as well as personal watercraft like jet-skis.

All this boat traffic can translate into boating accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered from the negligence of another boater, the attorneys at Frankl Kominsky are available to help.

What Causes Boat Accidents?

Florida reports more boat accidents every year than any other state in the country. In 2015, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported 737 boating accidents with 55 deaths. That is 103 more accidents than in 2014, although the Commission reports it also represents a 25% decrease in fatalities. Approximately half of the accidents involved collisions, and 34% of those collisions were due to lack of attention by the operator. The leading reason for boat fatalities is drowning, and 87% of those who drowned were not wearing a life jacket. Boat accidents often happen because individual operators dismiss the danger of driving a boat or because they are ignorant of the rules and safety laws regarding operating watercraft. Driving the boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating the watercraft at high speeds, "showing off" while boating, or even poor judgment regarding conditions can all cause accidents which can harm passengers. Likewise, one boat can be impacted by another boat, where one operator is following all regulations and the other is behaving in a careless or reckless manner. Boating accidents can also happen when the boat itself is faulty, when there is inadequate maintenance, faulty repair, or when faulty parts are put on boats.

Where to Turn for Help

Victims of boating accidents in Pompano Beach can suffer in several ways. In addition to medical costs from injuries in boating accidents, they can also lose wages if they are unable to work, and can also experience pain and suffering. The only way to recoup losses from an accident where you are not at fault is through experienced legal representation.

The legal team at Frankl Kominsky understand the legal standards required to try to prove your case. We are available to try to assist you in demonstrating negligence by those responsible and helping you try to pursue the compensation you may deserve. Frankl Kominsky will work with you to try and help get justice in your case.

We are available to help victims in Pompano Beach and throughout South Florida, including Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Lake Worth. Call us today for a confidential consultation, at (561) 609-1948, or contact us online. We speak Spanish and Creole.

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