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Understanding Liability After a Boating Accident

By Payer & Associates |

Considering the fact that the Sunshine State is a peninsula surrounded by water on three sides, it is not surprising that boating is such a popular recreational activity in Florida. However, in addition to being a popular activity year-round and especially in the warmest summer months, boating is also a potentially hazardous one. According… Read More »

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Bahamas Celebration Cruise Ship in Accident

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The cruise ship Bahamas Celebration hit an unknown object in the water just off of the Bahamas’ coast shortly after departure as it was headed back to Florida leaving hundreds of passengers aboard the cruise stuck in the Bahamas. The cruise company put the passengers into hotels in the Bahamas for some time and… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s Parasailing Law

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A law putting strict requirements and regulations on parasailing operators in Florida has gone into effect. The law is titled The White-Miskell Act, is named after two victims of parasailing accidents in Florida, and was sponsored by State Sen. Maria Sachs. The law states that no commercial parasailing shall be allowed in Florida’s waters… Read More »

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Boating Accident on 4th of July Claims Several Lives off Miami Coast

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A boating accident on the night of July 4th off the coast of Miami’s Dinner Key has claimed the lives of 4 and injured a dozen more victims. Witnesses say that an open fisherman style boat with several passengers, being driven by Andrew Garcia, an experienced boater and fisherman, first struck a 36 foot… Read More »

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Boating Accidents in South Florida

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Boating Accidents and Jet Ski Accidents occur frequently in South Florida and many of these accidents result in serious injuries or death. These accidents are caused by numerous factors but the most common cause is an avoidable one: negligence or careless operation of the vessel. The annual boating accident statistics kept by the State… Read More »

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