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Oaks Plaza – 14125 NW 80th Ave, Suite 400 – Miami Lakes

(305) 374-1011

Naples Office

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(239) 793-3331

Reporting a Miami Boating Accident

Reporting a Miami Boating Accident

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Miami, with its breathtaking coastlines and vibrant waterways, beckons locals and tourists alike to embark on unforgettable boating adventures. However, amidst the sun-kissed waters of Biscayne Bay, there lies the potential for accidents that can shatter the tranquility of a day on the water. In the event of a boating accident, knowing how to navigate the reporting process is crucial.

Reporting a Miami Boating Accident

1. Prioritize Safety: Before anything else, ensure the safety of everyone involved. Attend to any injuries and, if necessary, seek medical assistance immediately. If the accident poses an ongoing danger, such as the risk of sinking or fire, take steps to mitigate these hazards.

2. Exchange Information: Just as in a car accident, exchange relevant information with the other parties involved. Obtain names, contact information, and insurance details. Additionally, gather information about the vessels involved, including registration numbers and descriptions.

3. Notify Authorities: It’s imperative to report the accident to the appropriate authorities promptly. In Miami, boating accidents resulting in injury, death, disappearance, or damage exceeding $2,000 must be reported within a specified timeframe. Contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the local Coast Guard station to report the incident.

4. Document the Scene: Documenting the scene of the accident can be pivotal in the event of legal proceedings. Take photographs or videos of the vessels involved, any damage incurred, and the surrounding area. Note the weather conditions, visibility, and any other factors that may have contributed to the accident.

5. Seek Witness Statements: If there were witnesses to the accident, obtain their contact information and statements if possible. Witness testimonies can provide invaluable insights into the events leading up to the accident and help establish liability.

6. Refrain from Admitting Fault: In the aftermath of a boating accident, emotions may run high, and it’s natural to feel compelled to apologize or accept blame. However, refrain from admitting fault or making statements that could be construed as such. Leave the determination of liability to the authorities and legal professionals.

7. Consult with Legal Counsel: Whether you’ve sustained injuries or property damage in a boating accident, seeking guidance from an experienced personal injury attorney is crucial.

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Reporting a boating accident in Miami requires a methodical approach and adherence to legal protocols. By prioritizing safety, promptly notifying authorities, and seeking the guidance of legal professionals, you can navigate the aftermath of a boating accident with greater confidence. Stay safe on the water, and remember, we’re here to help you navigate the legal waters of boating accidents.


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