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FRANK D. BUTLER is an attorney in the State of Florida for the past 22 years and is licensed in every Court in Florida, including all state and federal courts. Frank is an avid outdoor enthusiast and represents people injured in boating accidents and cruise ship injuries. You should be careful to hire an attorney who knows the issues specific to cruise ship cases and boating accidents.

I grew up in Florida and have been around the boating and marine industry my entire life. I have filed suit against all of the cruiselines that operate in Florida and have successfully handled boating cases throughout Florida. It’s what we do. Maritime law is very complex and you need to make sure that the attorney you choose has experience in handling these types of cases.

Many attorneys advertise for boating injury and cruise ship cases. See our “Very Important Information” under the Cruise Ship button and our “10 Things You Need To Know” under the Boating Accidents button. If the attorney you are considering cannot answer these questions, you should consider whether they actually handle these types of cases.
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Fatal Jetski Accident Reported By Tampa Bay Times

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Sad News Out Of Tampa Bay Involving A Jetski Accident

The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that on Sunday, May 6, 2018 a 42-year-old man, unfortunately, lost his life while riding a JetSki (known by law enforcement as a personal watercraft or “PWC”). The Tampa Bay Times reports the man’s JetSki was involved with another Jet Ski being driven by a 41-year-old woman. We have discussed on 888BOATLAW.com that PWCs are very dangerous because: most have no braking system at all, they attain high speeds very quickly, and most PWCs have no steering when the throttle is released by the operator.
Can you imagine if you took your foot off the accelerator in your car and the steering wheel would fail to work??
PWCs are immensely dangerous because of the above factors, but also because the PWCs allow for direct contact their drivers and passengers with another PWC or vessel. There just is little to no protection at all to prevent direct contact. This is why many PWC crashes result in severe injuries or death.
This incident was reported to have occurred near Whiskey Joe’s off the Tampa side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway. Anyone who has been there knows that it is a great area to be on a weekend in the sun, but it is a small area, and it is many times a very crowded area with people, boats, and PWCs.
One aspect of PWC crashes that people may not realize is that an insurance company for an at-fault driver of a PWC or recreational vessel may try to limit the insurance company’s payout by using a law known as a Limitation of Liability Action. This is a law that was written in the 1850’s.  See more information in our JETSKI ACCIDENTS section of 888BOATLAW.com.

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Sad News Out Of Tampa Bay Involving A Jetski Accident

The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that on Sunday, May 6, 2018 a 42-year-old man, unfortunately, lost his life while riding a JetSki (known by law enforcement as a personal watercraft or “PWC”). The Tampa Bay Times reports the man’s JetSki was involved with another Jet Ski being driven by a 41-year-old woman. We have discussed on 888BOATLAW.com that PWCs are very dangerous because: most have no braking system at all, they attain high speeds very quickly, and most PWCs have no steering when the throttle is released by the operator.
Can you imagine if you took your foot off the accelerator in your car and the steering wheel would fail to work??
PWCs are immensely dangerous because of the above factors, but also because the PWCs allow for direct contact their drivers and passengers with another PWC or vessel. There just is little to no protection at all to prevent direct contact. This is why many PWC crashes result in severe injuries or death.
This incident was reported to have occurred near Whiskey Joe’s off the Tampa side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway. Anyone who has been there knows that it is a great area to be on a weekend in the sun, but it is a small area, and it is many times a very crowded area with people, boats, and PWCs.
One aspect of PWC crashes that people may not realize is that an insurance company for an at-fault driver of a PWC or recreational vessel may try to limit the insurance company’s payout by using a law known as a Limitation of Liability Action. This is a law that was written in the 1850’s.  See more information in our JETSKI ACCIDENTS section of 888BOATLAW.com.

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By : First Page Attorney | May 7, 2018 | Jetski Accidents