Boating Accidents Blog

When a maritime worker is harmed in an offshore accident, he or she may be unable to work for an extended period of time. In these situations, injured maritime workers often wonder about their rights and their employer’s obligations regarding medical…

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Filing a Maritime Wrongful Death Claim On Behalf of a Loved One

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Jul 20, 2020 in Boating Accidents

When a death occurs, especially when it was unexpected and preventable, it can be even more devastating to the deceased’s surviving family members. The maritime industry is one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Maritime workers often have to…

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Determining the Settlement Value for a Maritime Injury Case

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Jul 01, 2020 in Boating Accidents

In most situations, maritime injury cases are settled out of court. However, when a fair settlement cannot be reached between either involved party, it may be necessary to go to court. There are several factors involved when it comes to reaching a maritime…

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When a fisherman or crewmember is injured or killed in an accident at sea because of negligence or carelessness of another crewmember, captain, skipper, or the boat’s owner, the Jones Act requires that the injured party be compensated for his or her losses. But…

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Florida Boating Accidents and Determining Liability

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Sep 19, 2018 in Boating Accidents

Boating is a popular activity in Florida but must be done so responsibly. When boating laws are broken, dangerous accidents may occur causing serious injuries or fatalities.   After a boating accident, liability is determined to find out who is responsible…

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Fatal Miami Boating Accident Highlights Boating Dangers

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Oct 03, 2016 in Boating Accidents

In the early hours of Sunday, Sept. 25, three young men died in a tragic Miami Beach boating accident. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is still investigating the accident, which claimed the life of Miami Marlins baseball great Jose…

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Man Dies in Attempt to Save Another Boater

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Jun 24, 2016 in Boating Accidents

A 26-year-old Vero Beach man died in a boating accident on Sunday, June 19. The man attempted to save the life of another young man, who was in danger of being run over by his own watercraft. The 20-year-old boater, driving a 20-foot V-1 Blue Pathfinder,…

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Following the approval of Florida boating safety legislation, Congress is considering federal legislation that will enhance the safety of boaters across the nation. The legislative measures were presented following last year’s disappearance of two Florida…

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Five Injured and One Dead in Ft. Lauderdale Boating Accident

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Aug 14, 2015 in Boating Accidents

A 17-year-old boy is dead and five teens are injured after a boating collision on Middle River near Northeast 18th Court in Ft. Lauderdale on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. The five injured victims are all under 18, three remain in critical condition at Broward…

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Should "Boating Under the Influence" Appear on Driving Records?

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Mar 23, 2015 in Boating Accidents

A series of legal changes could be on tap in Florida for anyone charged with Boating Under the Influence (BUI). A push is underway to include BUIs on driving records just like Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offenses. Under the proposal, a boating…

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