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Fatal boating accident in Miami area

On Behalf of | May 16, 2019 | premises liability |

Many in the Miami area enjoy boating. Many people own boats or they have friends who own boats and invite them along on boating excursions. Boating is a great way to enjoy the weather, have fun with friends and family, and enjoy being outside in the beautiful Miami area. Most of the time boaters are able to remain safe but there are hazards they can come upon when they are on the water.

Another horrific boating accident has occurred near Government Cut off the coast of Miami Beach. Three people were killed when their boat overturned after hitting a jetty. This is the same location where a Marlins player and two others were killed in 2016. There are now calls for an investigation into how these jetties can be made safer at night so that boaters can see them. Some believe that adding lights may help as they can be difficult to detect in the dark. City officials are also looking at other safety issues that continue to arise around Monument Island. The U.S. Coast Guard is in charge of adding any safety structures to the jetties and they are being urged to study the matter.

When people continue to get injured and killed in a certain area it may mean there are safety hazards that need to be addressed. A legal professional who specializes in premises liability can help a family who is facing a situation in which a loved one died due to a hazard. They can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and help determine its cause. An attorney can represent the family and their interests in protecting their loved one and anyone else from getting hurt. An attorney understands that their client may be facing thousands of dollars in unexpected expenses along with the heartache that their loved one is now gone. It is important for a family to get to the bottom of the accident and hold the negligent party responsible for their mistake.

Although boating is a fun activity for many Miami residents it can be dangerous when there are known hazards in the water. Those who have been affected by a boating accident may want to speak with an attorney to discuss their options.