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6350 Presidential Court
Fort Myers, FL 33919


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Florida Boating Negligence

Aggressive representation of injured boaters

Boats provide an enjoyable pastime to Floridians and the many tourists who flock to the state. However, this source of entertainment can turn into a deadly weapon at the hands of a careless or untrained driver. Viles & Beckman, LLC was formed in 1995 by aggressive Fort Myers personal injury lawyers who have the tenacious drive to seek justice for victims of boating accidents.

Negligent actions that can result in injuries

Driving a boat is an enormous responsibility that requires skill and maturity. Yet many boaters engage in negligent behavior that causes severe — and sometimes fatal — accidents. Common reasons for boating accidents include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Inexperienced and young drivers
  • Boating under the influence (BUI)
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield right-of-way
  • Improper lighting or equipment
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Driving through designated swimming areas
  • Traveling outside channel markers
  • Ignoring diver down flags
  • Illegally submerged crab traps and structures
  • Unlicensed piers, docks and floating platforms
  • Debris in the water
  • Poor upkeep of channel or waterway

Negligence laws

State statutes and federal laws govern safety and enforcement of all types of watercraft including:

  • Motor boats
  • Personal watercraft
  • Airboats
  • Fishing vessels
  • Sailboats
  • Aquaplanes

Our dedicated Florida boating accident lawyers are well versed in the regulations and skillfully apply them to your case. We also represent kayakers, paddlers, swimmers, snorkelers and others who have been hit by boats.

Retain Fort Myers boating accident lawyers to fight for just compensation at trial

Learn about boating negligence laws and how they impact your right to receive just compensation for your injuries. Call Viles & Beckman, LLC at 877.709.0633 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.