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Leading Causes of Boat Accidents in Florida

Posted February 16, 2022
Although Floridians enjoy boating throughout the year, safety remains a prevalent concern for this popular pastime. In an effort to decrease the amount of boat accidents that occur, the state of Florida, along with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, offers safety training and other programs to keep boating safe for everyone. However, many accidents...
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A Review of Personal Injury Lawsuits

Injuries caused by negligence, inattention, and unsafe conditions cost the public millions in lost wages, medical expenses, and legal fees every year. If an injury results from someone else’s negligence, the injured party may file a personal injury lawsuit. Causes of these types of accidents can vary from failure to maintain a safe, an...
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Two Tourists Dead after Wave Runner Crashes into Clearwater Tour Boat

Posted October 8, 2013
On Sunday, September 29th, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators worked to determine what led to a wave runner accident that left two tourists dead. Around 6:10pm, a rented wave runner collided with a double-deck dolphin-watch boat near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge. The wave runner was operated by Ramana Gadiraju, 50, and...
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Teen Fatality in Labor Day Boating Accident

Posted September 12, 2013
This past Labor Day, Katie Yule, a 15-year-old student of Keswick Christian School was fatally injured in a boating accident on Lake Seminole in Pinellas County. The accident occurred when Katie, along with a companion, Aubree Franz, 13, of St. Petersburg, were riding on a tube together being towed behind her father’s center console...
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Boating Accident Claims the Life of Former Pasco County Commission Candidate

Posted September 10, 2013
On Sunday, September 1st, a fatal boating accident claimed the life of Joshua Griffin, 29 of Land-O-Lakes. Griffin was riding on a boat piloted by his brother, Jeffrey-Jeremiah, 32, along with a friend, Denelle Walicke, 25, when it struck a channel marker shortly before midnight close to the shore of Port Richey. Griffin was...
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Florida Leads the Nation in Boating Accidents

Posted August 28, 2013
With weather that allows for boating year-round, it may come as no surprise that Florida continues to lead the nation in boating accidents. The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting conducted a study on this unfortunate ranking that the Sunshine State has held consistently for several years. The article focuses on a father’s tragic drowning...
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