Florida Boat Accidents
Brandon Boating Accident Lawyer
Recreation lovers can enjoy all sorts of water sports on over 1,350 miles of ocean shoreline and 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and intricate waterways in Florida. With over 900,000 boats registered in Florida and approximately 400,000 boats registered in other states using Florida’s waterways, boating accidents happen.
Not surprisingly, the United States Coast Guard reports that each year there are more than 8,000 boating accidents resulting in more than 4,000 serious injuries and 800 deaths.
In order to prevent injuries to passengers in the boat and swimmers or others in the water or boats around them, the operator of a boat and its’ owner has a duty to exercise a reasonable degree of care. Collisions with other boats, slip and falls on the boat, sinking, and boat disappearance are the most common boating accidents. Boating injuries usually occur because of a reckless or careless operator, boat malfunctions, or an inexperienced operator.
An abundance of coastline, inland lakes, and waterways make Florida a prime boating destination. Unfortunately, with more boaters on the water, there are more injuries and deaths in boating incidents. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports a dramatic increase in boating accidents in 2020. The 836 reported incidents involving boats were the most in any year in the past decade. If you are boating, stay safe and follow all rules and regulations.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help if you have been injured in a boat accident or suffered an injury while engaged in other water-sport activities. Call us today for a free case evaluation to discuss your situation and go over the options available. To make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately, we will work with insurance companies and other parties involved.
There are several questions that must be analyzed in order to correctly determine the value of a boating injury claim because complex legal and safety issues may be involved with injuries that occur on and around the water.
The best way to proceed when a water-related accident occurs is with a thorough investigation and evaluation of its cause by an experienced legal team. If you have been injured on a boat or are the owner of a boat on which a person was injured, call Holland & Lamoureux, P.A. now at 813-655-9069.
The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds.
Don’t delay. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation.
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A glimpse in the past
A view of Kings Avenue in the 1930s shows how little Brandon changed during the early twentieth century.
Historical Homes in the Brandon area
James Henry Brandon, son of early settler John Brandon and his wife Martha, became a prosperous citrus grove owner. In 1876 James built this large, two-story frame home for his wife Johanna Cavacevich Brandon and their seven children.
Preserving Brandon's History
A present-day view of the old Brandon house which still stands on Brandon Boulevard (State Road 60). In 1960 Dick Stowers purchased the residence and converted it into a funeral home, preserving the original facade and basic floor plan.
Discovering Brandon's Earliest Settlers
Pioneer settler Joseph Brooker came to Brandon from Georgia. He is shown here in 1880 at the age of twenty-one in a new buggy on what is believed to be Hopewell Road, today’s Brandon Boulevard.
Brandon's Earliest Citrus Groves
A citrus grove owner in the 1890s posed with his seedlings on newly cleared land which had a wooden fence, shown in the background, to keep out cattle.
Limona's First General Store & Post Office
The general store at Limona also served as a post office. Shown here in 1915 is Robert Delbridge, storekeeper and postmaster.
Brandon's Grade School from the Early 1900's
The Brandon Grade School was built during World War I and was expanded to the twelfth grade in 1923, when four seniors graduated. The north building on the right had an auditorium on the second floor which was used for school and community events.
Brandon's First Library & Woman's Club
Shown here on opening day in 1928, the Brandon Woman’s Club was built in 1927 and has served many purposes. It was Brandon’s first library, staffed by club members from 1960 until 1968. Located at 129 Moon Avenue, it is still in use.
Brandon's First Masonic Lodge History
The Brandon Masonic Lodge No. 114, F. & A. M., as it looked in the 1920s. Chartered on January 22,1890, the lodge was first organized in Seffner, but it moved in 1924 to the Brandon site on land donated by Mrs. E. B. Linsley at the corner of Morgan and Moon Avenue. This two-story structure served as a center for community activities until 1974 when the present building replaced it at the same location.
The Tragic Train Crash From 1931
A memorable 1931 train crash in Brandon wrecked several boxcars loaded with canned goods. The Brandon depot, shown in the upper center, was located north of the tracks on Moon Avenue and Victoria Street.
Valrico's First Garage Between Tampa and Plant City
Weber’s Tavern in Valrico, shown in the 1930s, was originally built in 1915 as the first garage between Tampa and Plant City.
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