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Understanding Boating Accident Liability In Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Florida has the most registered boats out of any state in the US. And with lots of registered boats come lots of potential accidents on the water. So, who is liable in a boating accident? How is that determined? Obviously, liability for boating injuries will depend on the details of the accident. Anyone who… Read More »

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Lack Of Boating Education Responsible For 70% Of Fatal Boating Accidents

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

It’s no surprise that Florida has the most registered boats in America, but with that honor comes a troubling statistic. Florida continues to lead the nation with the highest number of boating accidents. In 2020, officials counted a total of 836 Florida boating accident cases, causing 79 deaths (including 5 missing persons presumed dead)… Read More »

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Pike & Lustig, LLP’s Michael Pike Featured in Boca Raton Tribune as Boating Accidents Hit Highest Number in 9 Years

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Managing Partner of Pike & Lustig, LLP, Michael Pike, was recently featured in the Boca Raton Tribune’s investigation into boating accidents – why they happen, how to avoid them, and what to do if you’re in one. It’s no secret that the founder of our firm, Michael Pike, is not only a personal injury… Read More »

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The Most Common Causes Of Boating Accidents & Tips For Avoiding Them

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

National Safe Boating Week is May 22-28, 2021, therefore now is a good time to talk about boating safety. Recently, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released the 2020 Boating Accident Statistical Report. Last year, there were 402 boating accidents that involved collisions and 44% of them were due to the operator’s… Read More »

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9 Steps To Making A Boating Accident Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

National Safe Boating Week is May 22-28, 2021, and as we bring awareness to safety on the water, it is also important to know what to do if you end up in an actual boating accident. First of all, as with any accident such as a car accident or a slip-and-fall accident, you should… Read More »

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Florida Teenager Killed in Tragic Late Night Boating Accident

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from The Suncoast News, a 16-year-old girl was killed in a tragic boating accident near Indian Shores, Florida. Authorities believe seven teenagers were on board the boat when the one-vessel crash occurred. The responding police officers told reporters that they are still investigating whether or not alcohol was a factor… Read More »

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One Person Killed, Second Person Injured in Miami-Dade County Boat Accident

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from CBS 4 Miami, one person was killed and another person was seriously injured in a boat accident in North Miami. Emergency rescue crews responded to the boating accident at Oleta River State Park, NE 163rd Street. The injured victim was immediately transported to an emergency medical center for attention…. Read More »

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Florida Leads the Nation in Boat Accidents and Boat Accident Fatalities — Again

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from the Miami Herald, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently released its boat accident data for 2019—confirming that Florida had the most recreational boat accidents and the most boat accident fatalities. Unfortunately, this means the state of Florida once again has the dubious distinction of leading the nation in… Read More »

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One Person Killed in Boating Accident Near Miami Beach—Arrest Made for BUI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from 7 News Miami, a 26-year-old man named Diego Becerra was killed in a tragic boat accident just off of Miami Beach. Based on accounts from the first responders from the Miami Beach Police and Fire Rescue, authorities believe that the deadly boating accident occurred when two vessels collided near… Read More »

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Boat Run Over Accidents in Florida: The Danger for Divers and Snorkelers

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Being run over by a boat is arguably the most traumatic event a diver or snorkeler in Florida can endure. Diver run-over and other boat accidents are not uncommon in West Palm Beach and elsewhere in Florida. The Sunshine State has more registered boats than any other state, while its year-round warm weather brings… Read More »

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