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Drinking can lead to the reckless operation of boats

For most young people school is out and their families are beginning to plan summer vacations. While some Florida residents will leave the state to explore far-off destinations, others will stay right here in the Sunshine State to relax and have fun. For many, summer pleasure involves spending time on the vast expanses of water that surround and traverse the state. Boating is a favored pastime for residents and visitors alike.

Paddling safety tips

Many people want to take advantage of Florida's beautiful waterways. From large boats to swimmers and everyone in between, the water can be a peaceful and relaxing place. However, watersports also have a lot of risk. People need to be prepared for the worst when out on the water.

Woman seriously injured in Florida boat accident

Florida's waterways are a source a great pride for the state. Thousands of people flock to Florida each spring to take advantage of the state's beautiful beaches and waterways. While here, people engage in all sorts of recreational activities. Boating, in particular, is a popular pastime.

What are common types of boat accidents in Florida?

Florida's residents have a lot of access to water, which is very nice in the hot, long summer. For many people, Florida's proximity to water has led to an interest in water sports -- particularly boating. In order to boat safely, people must follow the rules. This includes avoiding drunk driving and following other regulations. Sadly, not all boaters are safe and many cause accidents.

Legal help after a boating accident in Brevard County

With the Brevard County's mild temperatures and its proximity to water, boating is a popular leisure activity for people in Florida young and old. While the majority of boaters follow the rules of the water and don't perform dangerous actions or break the law, there is still the potential for a boat accident. Similar to a motor vehicle, a boat can become a dangerous thing when used improperly. If there is a reckless boater, an inexperienced boater or there is the simple and unfortunate instant of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, a boating accident can lead to injury and death.

Boating accident frequency and its aftermath in Florida

Given the warm weather in Brevard County, boating is an activity that many enjoy year-round. While most boaters take great care to adhere to the proper safety procedures and manage to avoid having an accident, sometimes they're unavoidable for many different reasons. The statistics for these accidents shine a light into the dynamics of a boating accident, what their reasons are and how they're dealt with.

Finding justice after a Florida boating accident

Florida is known around the country for its beautiful waterways and access to water. Florida residents often take advantage of this proximity to water by enjoying boat rides. Boats can be a fun way to enjoy Florida's weather and natural beauty. However, when people do not take the dangers of boats seriously, boat accidents can occur.

Man dies in fatal boating accident on Lake Apopka

A boater who went fishing in Lake Apopka was found dead recently after a local resident noticed his boat floating the water unattended. It is unclear at this point what caused the tragic accident, but it doesn't appear that any foul play or negligence was a part of the fatal accident. The police will continue to investigate and will provide some answers soon.