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How To Minimize The Chances Of A Boating Accident

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

With boats as a year-round option for fishing, relaxation, work, and more in the Delray Beach area, accidents on the water are bound to happen. However, there are steps that you can take as an operator and passenger to minimize the chances of a boating accident. At Earnhart Law, our experienced Delray Beach boating… Read More »

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Who Is Liable For A Defective Boating Accident?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Most cases of boating accidents in Florida are caused by negligence or recklessness of someone driving the vessel, but in some cases an accident is caused by a defect in the vessel parts or equipment. When this occurs, it is important that you contact the experienced Delray Beach personal injury lawyers at Earnhart Law… Read More »

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Near Drowning Injuries In Florida Boat Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Depending on the circumstances, a boating accident out on the water in Florida can cause a wide range of injuries, from mild scrapes and strains to severe traumatic brain injuries, and more. One type of injury that can be caused in a boating accident is known as near drowning, which can cause substantial harm… Read More »

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Florida Has One of the Worst Boat Safety Records in the Country

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Our state receives plenty of attention for being dangerous for pedestrians. However, the state is also one of the leaders in boating accidents across the country. This fact might receive relatively little media attention, but it is important for those who are injured every year in collisions. At Earnhart Law, our Delray Beach boat… Read More »

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Jet Ski Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

WCJB published a heart-warming story of a young woman’s recovery from a jet ski accident. Kaitlin Alexander of Delray Beach was injured in June while riding a jet ski, and doctors were initially not optimistic about her chances of recovery. However, the University of Florida Gator was able to make a quick comeback, even… Read More »

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How to Avoid a Boating Injury this Summer

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Florida has the most registered vessels in the 50 states, with 961,266 boats out on our waterways. Unfortunately, with this many vessels on the water, there will be more than a few accidents. Indeed, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported that there were at least 723 reportable boating accidents in 2019. To… Read More »

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Florida Boating Deaths and Accidents Decline

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Some good news on the boating front in Florida. According to a report from the state’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the number of deaths and accidents declined in 2018 compared to 2017. This is welcome news. Boating is a popular hobby in Florida, and we watched with a helpless feeling as the number… Read More »

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Boat Operator Arrested in Naples

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

A boat crash in Naples Bay in late November has resulted in the arrest of a 39-year-old man. According to Fox 4 Now, Florida Fish and Wildlife arrested Craig Hudson and charged him with boating under the influence (BUI). According to the agency, Mr. Hudson and a guest were riding in a rental boat… Read More »

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Boating Safety Tips

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Nothing is more enjoyable than spending a day or evening out on the water. Unfortunately, boat accidents continue to climb in Florida, leaving far too many people dead or seriously injured. If you intend to enjoy some time this summer on the water, remember the following safety tips. Avoid Drinking Alcohol and Boating Boating… Read More »

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Another Florida Boat Crash Claims Another Life

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

According to the Associated Press, a man in his 70s has died after a boat collision near Sandsprit Park. A spokeswoman with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) identified the deceased as Matthew Jones, who was motoring a 21-foot boat with two other men up the St. Lucie River. He collided with… Read More »

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