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4 Types of Boating Accidents

Boating accidents can be some of the worst that occur. They cause catastrophic injuries and sometimes fatal damages. It happens more often than you may think, and the different types of boating accidents can involve negligence. Below, we will detail four of the more common boating accident types and explain how they can cause significant harm.

Falls Overboard

Most commonly associated with intoxication or inexperienced boat operators, a person can be in harm’s way if they fall off a boat. A person can accidentally fall overboard and get hit with the prop or part of the ship. This is a common accident with the fishing community.


Any situation that causes the boat to turn over is dangerous. Also known as capsizing, the boat turns over completely and leaves passengers at a severe risk. Capsizing often occurs when there’s a strong wave, in dangerous weather, or after a collision with a fixed object or another boat.


A collision can occur at high speeds on the water when operators are drunk, not paying attention, or inexperienced. Collisions can occur with other vehicles or fixed objects, resulting in a severe impact that causes injuries. When someone is injured and they are ejected from the boat, it can be even more dangerous.

Departed Vessels

One thing people love to do on a hot day is get off the boat and into the water. When someone voluntarily leaves the boat, it is a departed vessel. Unfortunately, the person in the water can become stranded if there are no other passengers.

How to Get Help After a Boating Accident

At Nance Cacciatore, we work hard to help our clients get through the challenging legal issues that arise following a boating accident. Our goal is to pursue maximum compensation for the injuries they sustain. Trust our Melbourne boating accident lawyers to stand up for your right to pursue justice when it matters most.

Call our firm today at (321) 233-9885 if you’ve suffered a severe injury.

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