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What Causes Boca Raton Boat Accidents?> Who is Liable for a Boat Accident?> Why Hire Elstein Legal?>

If you have been injured in a Boca Raton boat accident, you may need an experienced lawyer to take on your case. Brian L. Elstein, of Elstein Legal, knows the ins and outs of boat safety laws and how to advocate for a strong settlement in an accident. Call our team today for more information. 

What Causes Boca Raton Boat Accidents?

There are a number of factors that lead to boating accidents. Some of the more common reasons include:

Lack of experience

This is a huge source of accidents when it comes to boats in Florida. Since it is a popular tourist and vacation destination, you may find a lot of people operating boats without any prior experience or knowledge.


It is easy to get distracted and pay less attention to other boat traffic when there are people around, chatting or partying. Things as simply enjoying the surroundings can lead to a crash.

Boat failure

Boats, like any vehicle, are at risk for all sorts of mechanical issues. Unlike cars, though, it is not uncommon for boats to sit in storage unused for the majority of the year. When you pull your boat out for the summer, it needs to be thoroughly inspected to ensure it is in good working condition.

Violating navigation laws

Navigation laws are in place to keep everyone safe on the water. If you neglect the right-of-way laws or do not keep an eye on water traffic, the results could be disastrous.

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

An inordinate amount of people may drink while operating a boat. Like any type of driving, boating may be gravely affected when the person working it is intoxicated. It can lead to a devastating and possibly fatal accident.


Who is Liable for a Boat Accident?

Many factors go into determining liability in boating accidents. It depends on the circumstances of the accident. If you were swimming, or not inside of the boat for any other reason and it hits you, you are likely not responsible for your injuries. The operator of the boat would be liable in most cases.

If two boats collide, it may be more complicated. You will need to prove that the other driver was negligent to be able to receive compensation in this case. Two drivers, as well as passengers on either boat, could potentially share blame for the accident.

Why Choose Elstein Legal to Represent your Case?

Since opening Elstein Legal in 2018, Miami personal injury attorney Brian L. Elstein has recovered millions on behalf of his deserving clients. A cum laude graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Brian Elstein honed his skills early as a member of the Nova Trial Association.

Today, he is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Florida and has been selected to the 2022-2023 Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine – a distinction given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida, and named 2022 Best Litigation Attorney by

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