Southwest Florida Tourist Accidents and What to Expect

Southwest Florida is a hot spot for tourists as the beaches, sun, and sand are hard to resist. However, with more tourists, you may find more accidents happening. Today we will go over some Southwest Florida tourist accidents that can happen and what you can expect.

Florida Boating Accidents


If you operate a boat negligently or recklessly, you may be responsible for damages following a serious boat accident in Florida. Some of these damages may include compensation for the boating accident victim and the injuries they sustained. The person liable will all depend on the circumstances leading up to the boating accident. Sometimes a person can be held liable even if their boat doesn't actually come into contact with another boat.

A Florida boater can actually create a wake that causes another boat or vessel to capsize or become damaged. When this happens, you have to prove which vessel caused the wake.

Boat Rentals and Charters


Many people find themselves renting or chartering a boat when visiting Florida because they lack the boating experience they need to avoid a possible boating accident. If you were born before January 1, 1988, you are not required to show proof of certification and boat competency in Florida. However, if you were born after that date, you will need to obtain some boat safety certification after completing a boating safety course.

Jet Ski Accidents


Jet ski accidents also happen in Florida. This is just another recreational water sport that can cause significant damage when the jet ski is not properly operated. Unfortunately, these kinds of accidents in Florida are on the rise, along with the reckless conduct settlements that often come along with them.

Other Beach Accidents


In addition to boat and jet ski accidents, personal injury and death could also result from other beach accidents, including drowning. However, to prove liability for a Florida beach accident, you need to collect evidence that proves the accident resulted from another person's negligence.

Once you have this evidence, you can bring your case to an experienced personal injury attorney. They can help you file for the compensation you may rightfully deserve following the accident.

Damages Following a Beach Accident


Once liability in the case has been established, the victim or the victim's family can begin to pursue compensation. Compensation could include loss of support and services as well as medical expenses and funeral expenses. However, in Florida, there is a deadline when it comes to filing a beach accident claim.

A wrongful death suit, for example, needs to be filed within two years under the statute of limitations outlined in Florida law. In other cases, when the accident causes injuries but not death, then there is a four-year window to file.

Consult with an Attorney


Navigating a personal injury claim can be difficult, especially if you are a tourist and you live in another state. The last thing you want to think about while you recover is how you will pay the mounting medical bills and other expenses following the accident. When you choose to work with a reputable and knowledgeable law firm, you can turn the legal matters over to them.

While you may not be able to completely restore your health or bring back a loved one that you have lost, you can file a claim to help ease some of the financial burdens you may be experiencing following your Florida accident.

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