What are the most common causes of boating accidents?
Most boating accidents aren’t caused by sensational storms or giant, unforeseen icebergs. In recent years, the most common causes of boating accidents in Florida have included (in order of frequency): operator inexperience, lack of proper look-out, operator inattention, excessive speed, machinery failure, careless/reckless behavior and hull failure, followed by hazardous waters, alcohol use, and a number of other factors. As you can see, the four primary causes of boating accidents are results of avoidable human errors. If you have been injured in a boating accident caused by the wrongdoing of another, you have a right to recover damages for your injuries.