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Paddling safety tips

Many people want to take advantage of Florida's beautiful waterways. From large boats to swimmers and everyone in between, the water can be a peaceful and relaxing place. However, watersports also have a lot of risk. People need to be prepared for the worst when out on the water.

Woman seriously injured in Florida boat accident

Florida's waterways are a source a great pride for the state. Thousands of people flock to Florida each spring to take advantage of the state's beautiful beaches and waterways. While here, people engage in all sorts of recreational activities. Boating, in particular, is a popular pastime.

What are common types of boat accidents in Florida?

Florida's residents have a lot of access to water, which is very nice in the hot, long summer. For many people, Florida's proximity to water has led to an interest in water sports -- particularly boating. In order to boat safely, people must follow the rules. This includes avoiding drunk driving and following other regulations. Sadly, not all boaters are safe and many cause accidents.

Fatal car crash kills three sisters in Brevard County

While most drivers adhere to the rules of the road in Brevard County, there is still a possibility that an accident will happen. There are numerous reasons for this. It could be because of negligence, driving under the influence, the weather or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. With motor vehicle accidents, there can be fatalities.

New truck driver fatigue rules are suspended

The health of the economy in Brevard County and throughout the nation is very much tied to the transportation of commerce. Partly because of this importance, truck drivers are under tremendous pressure to transport produce and goods over long distances in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, when truck drivers are up against a tight deadline, they may be compelled to hit the road when they have not had adequate rest. Truck driver fatigue can lead to accidents, and truck accidents can be deadly to others on the road.

Woman killed on golf cart in Viera

People don't often think about the consequences for their reckless behavior until it is too late. This can be especially true when it comes to driving. People get behind the wheel of a car and they eat, they text, they chat on the phone all without thinking about how it could affect others. In many cases, these negligent behaviors can lead to a serious or fatal motor vehicle accident. Then, suddenly the victim's family is left grieving the loss of a loved one all because someone didn't follow basic safety or traffic rules.

Elements of a wrongful death suit

When fatal accidents are the result of the negligence of another person or entity, the victim's family may have legal recourse. When medical malpractice, car accidents, workplace accidents or other forms of negligence play a role in a person's death, it is important that family members know whether or not they should seek legal help.

Finding justice after a Florida boating accident

Florida is known around the country for its beautiful waterways and access to water. Florida residents often take advantage of this proximity to water by enjoying boat rides. Boats can be a fun way to enjoy Florida's weather and natural beauty. However, when people do not take the dangers of boats seriously, boat accidents can occur.