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Do I have to report boating accidents?

by | Jun 23, 2021

Probably.

Florida law states that boat operators must report accidents with “over $2,000 apparent aggregate damage” to the proper authorities. So, technically, not every boat accident must be reported, but it can be very difficult to assess the full range of damages in these instances. You may be dealing with property damages to the exterior of the boat(s), broken personal property inside the boat, and physical damages to persons on the boats. As such, it’s a good idea to make a report of any boating accident to ensure documentation is clear and complete in case a personal injury claim needs to be made.

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