Authorities Reveal Identities of Father and Son Killed in Boat Accident
The investigation continues into a deadly boat accident that killed a father and son earlier this summer. The incident occurred in the waters off of Key Biscayne at around 10:30 pm on June 17. In addition to the two deaths, nearly a dozen were injured in the tragic collision between two vessels.
At Mase Mebane Seitz, we will continue to follow this devastating accident. Boat accidents are a common occurrence, causing numerous injuries and deaths each year. Our experienced legal team represents individuals who have sustained harm due to another person’s negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, contact our office at (305) 487-8863 to schedule a free consultation.
New Details Emerge in Fatal Boat Accident
As we previously wrote, a father and son were killed when their boat collided with another vessel off the coast of Key Biscayne. The fatal boating accident also injured ten people, including two young children.
Local 10 is now reporting the identities of the deceased as they have been released by authorities, 80-year-old Pablo Castro Diaz and his 42-year-old son Osvado Castro. The two men were aboard the same boat when it collided with another vessel. The impact caused several people to be thrown overboard.
Both the United States Coast Guard and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived on the scene to help with the rescue. The investigation into what caused the collision is ongoing.
Staying Safe While Boating
If you are involved in a boat accident, there are several things you need to do to protect yourself and others. First and foremost, you need to contact the local authorities. If anyone appears to be injured, notify the dispatcher so that they can send for emergency medical personnel. Seeking immediate treatment may prove critical to your recovery. If someone has been thrown overboard as a result of the collision, help them get to safety.
Once you are able, you need to consider contacting an experienced attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights and pursue legal action against any negligent parties. Depending on the situation, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Common Causes of Boating Accidents
Many boat accidents are preventable, caused by inattention or inexperience. Before you go out on the water, it is highly recommended that you take a boating safety course, and in some cases, it may be required. A boating safety course can teach you who has the right of way and other important rules of the water.
Common causes of boating accidents in Miami:
- Lack of training or experience
- Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to adhere to posted signs
- Operator inattention
- Inadequate maintenance
- Faulty equipment
A boat crash can happen in a matter of minutes. By taking simple steps to stay safe while boating, you can avoid dangerous situations.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Attorney
If you are involved in a boating accident, contact our office at (305) 487-8863 to schedule a free case evaluation. We have recovered millions on behalf of injured parties throughout South Florida. Let us get you the compensation you deserve. Call now to get started.