Boca Raton, FL – One Injured by Runaway Boat on Lake Boca
Boca Raton, FL (July 12, 2021) – One person sustained injuries on Sunday, July 11th when a runaway boat collided with three other boats on Lake Boca in Boca Raton.
Authorities in Boca Raton reported that, at about 3:05 p.m., a boat occupant inadvertently knocked the throttle, which propelled the boat forward and tossed them into the water.
The boat continued on, striking two occupied boats in the water and one unoccupied boat that was docked near East Camino Real.
One person sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Boating Accidents in Boca Raton
Florida is home to many waterways. On any given day, many boaters can be seen enjoying our lakes, oceans, and rivers. While a day on the water often brings joy and great memories, the day can also unexpectedly turn tragic at a moment’s notice. Boating and watercraft accidents in Florida happen quite often, more than in most other states. A Florida boating accident can result in serious and life-altering injuries.
Sadly, most of the boating accidents that do occur are completely preventable. Many boating crashes in Florida occur due to alcohol use. In our state, it is illegal to operate a boat under the influence of an impairing substance. Unfortunately, many people choose not to follow the law and the outcome is a crash involving injuries to one or more victims. Other boating accidents can be caused by faulty equipment or inexperience on behalf of the boat operator. Regardless, the cause of the incident must be carefully investigated by authorities.
Filing a claim for boating injury requires an attorney with an understanding of these cases and the causes of a boating accident as well all applicable Florida boating laws. Here at Boone & Davis, our Florida boating accident attorneys understand all of these factors and will work for you to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. When you work with one of our attorneys, you will see that we are committed to fighting for justice and we will not settle for less than the best possible results for our clients. For nearly four decades, we have stood up for the rights of accident victims when they have been harmed by someone else’s negligence.
We are standing by and ready to speak with you at any time. Our firm always provides free consultations and we will go over your case with you to determine the most effective strategy. To schedule your appointment with one of our attorneys, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at 954-566-9919.
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