Miami Yacht Accident Lawyer - Sean M. Cleary

If you sustained injuries or lost a loved one after a yacht - or other recreational boat - accident, as a result of safety violations or negligence, we can recover compensation through insurance from the responsible parties.

How Do We Help After a Miami Yacht Accident?

We work with maritime safety experts, investigators, and other professionals to determine the causes of a yachting accident and recover compensation for you and your family.

Sean M. Cleary
Miami Yacht Accident Lawyer

Why should there be a concern when it comes to yachting dangers? The U.S. Coast Guard reports that each year there are over 600 boating accidents in Florida. Recent yearly statistics show that over 2K individuals have been involved in vessel accidents, out of which 421 suffered injuries and 67 victims died. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission registered 67 accidents per year involving recreational vessels in Miami-Dade County, which caused 7 fatalities and 37 injuries. Monroe County had the highest number of registered accidents per year, 105, which caused 3 fatalities and 52 injuries. The highest number of Florida yachting accidents occurred while cruising during the months of May and August.

 
 
 

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What Are the Penalties for Violating Boating Regulations in Florida? »

Everyone on board a yacht and anyone being towed behind a vessel must wear a US Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. Violating this regulation and others pertaining to boating are punishable with a $50 - $80 fine, depending on the county.

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What Are the Penalties for Boating Under the Influence (BUI)? »

The penalties for boating under the influence generally consist of fines that can be up to $5K, suspension or revocation of the boat operating privileges, or even jail terms. It is important to keep in mind that it is illegal to operate any vessel or water skis, sailboard, or similar device while under the influence of alcohol (BAC 0.15 or higher), controlled substances, or drugs.

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