Recreational boat accidents are a common occurrence on Florida waterways. In some cases a boat accident may fall under what is known as admiralty jurisdiction. This refers to a body of federal law governing tort claims that involve “maritime activity” and which occur on the “navigable waters” of the United States. A personal injury… Read More »
Recently, a 20-foot boat with five passengers collided with a navigational buoy at Fort De Soto Park. Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officers suspect alcohol played a part in the crash, which left one passenger in critical condition. This incident, however, is not unique. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, as many as one-third… Read More »
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