Yacht owners and operators are responsible for the safety of their passengers and crew.
Surprisingly, a yacht accident can occur even in situations where the yacht owner has hired a professional crew. When this happens, a yacht owner or operator is liable for injuries caused by the failure to follow safety regulations or by the negligence of the owner or crew.
Like other vessels, yachts must be maintained in a reasonably safe manner. If the yacht has not been properly inspected, needs repairs, or is unsafe, the yacht owner may be responsible for any injury that occurs.
A yacht accident may also be caused by other negligent boaters, alcohol, excessive speed, improper maintenance, or a poorly trained crew. Yacht accidents run the gamut from slip-and-falls to equipment-related injuries. Yacht accidents often result in:
- Back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
The attorneys at Mase Mebane in Miami have the experience to help you get full compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering after a yacht accident.Back to Boating Accidents