Was he at fault in my boating accident?

Any time spent out on the waterways around Orlando should a lot of fun but, just like on road, accidents do happen. If you are injured on a boat and trying to determine what your rights are, here is one thing you need to understand.

Negligence:

A physical injury in an Orlando boat accident does not necessarily mean that a boater was at fault. If you are injured while you are the passenger in a boat that collides with another watercraft, it will be necessary to verify that your injury was due to a willful disregard for persons or property. As is the case on local roads, negligence is when a person fails to act in a way that expresses prudence and caution for his or her personal safety and the well-being of the community. This means that in order to recover damages, you will need to be able to prove that a boater failed to act in a safe and rational manner.

Much like in an automobile accident, if a boater failed to pilot his or her watercraft with care, and you suffered any sort of injury due to their negligence, there is a chance you may be entitled to damages. For a free and expedient boating accident case evaluation, please call the attorneys from McBride, Scicchitano and Leacox P.A. at 1-800-336-6000.