Good Samaritans came to the rescue of nearly two dozen passengers and crew members after a boat docked in a Fort Lauderdale marina burst into flames. Fort Lauderdale Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene at the intersection of SW 20th Street and 15th Avenue, near the Fort Lauderdale Marine Center. The explosion occurred around 2pm on Friday. One patient had to be airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital for care in its burn unit. Passengers on board said they were shooting a music video at the time of the blast. According to Fort Lauderdale Police, 13 people were injured. Seven of those injured were transported to Broward Health Medical Center. Two of the patients are listed in critical condition. Divers performed a sweep of the area to make sure everyone was accounted for. The incident remains under investigation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. At this time, no further details have been released.
Injuries Stemming from Boating Accidents
Boating accidents are very common in Florida and their results can be devastating. If you were involved in any type of boating accident that was caused by the negligence of another boat operator, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation for your injuries and other damages. Negligence in law is the failure to use that degree of care which the law requires for the safety of one’s self or of another, or of one’s own property or the property of another. Actionable negligence is the failure to use that degree of care for the safety of another or his property which the law requires. Generally, negligence is not actionable unless it involves a breach of a legal duty to the one seeking to maintain the action against whom an action is brought. Contributory negligence is the failure by the injured person, or someone for whose conduct he is responsible, to use that degree of care for his own safety which the law requires, and which failure combines with wrong by another in directly causing the injury complained of. The universal standard of care is that which would be used by a man of ordinary prudence and judgment under all the circumstances of the case. Generally, a person who is negligent towards another is liable to the ladder for all injury directly cost to him by such negligence. When a boating accident occurs, serious injuries can often result. This is especially the case when boats are being operated by inexperienced individuals or at excessive speeds because passengers do not have the same safeguards that cars have such as airbags and seat belts. Some of the most common
injuries sustained during boat accidents include: Drowning, hypothermia, carbon monoxide poisoning, cuts and lacerations, amputations, broken bones and fractures, spinal cord injury, brain injury, paralysis, and death.
Boat Accident Attorneys in South Florida
If you have been the victim of a boating accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries by filing a personal injury claim. The steps you make after a boating accident can greatly impact your potential to recover compensation for your injuries. First, never leave the scene of a boating accident as you can face criminal charges for doing so. Instead, call 911 so that you can get medical assistance out to the accident as well as a police officer who can assess the situation. If the police officer asks you if you were at fault for the accident, do not admit fault. Finally, consider using your smartphone to take pictures of the boat and the scene of the crash. At Suarez and Montero, our legal team is focused on helping you recover. If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury, and you need compensation to obtain proper medical treatment, we may be able to help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. The attorneys at Suarez & Montero can meet with you to discuss further. always available to talk with you and answer your questions. Our skillful attorneys are genuinely committed to our clients. We will fight to make sure that you get the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Let us help you get the medical care you need and fight to make sure you are compensated for your injuries! Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation in pursuing your claim and stand ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation.
We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas:
Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester.
Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston; and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach.