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Miami Boat Accident Lawyer David H. Charlip Discusses the Limitation of Liability Act in Florida

Miami boat accident lawyer David H. Charlip releases a new article ( explaining Florida’s Limitation of Liability Act. The lawyer mentions that Miami is famous for its weather condition and open waters that are great for boating and other recreational water activities. However, due to its popularity, overcrowding of waterways on top of negligent boat operators has become a problem in the state. Serious injuries involving boating accidents are quite a common occurrence in Miami.

“Victims of boating accidents caused by someone else’s negligence as well as the surviving relatives of those who have lost their lives due to water accidents should be aware of their rights. Suing the negligent party may be possible after a boat accident in Miami,” the Miami boat accident lawyer says.

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The lawyer explains that Florida has the Limitation of Liability Act of 1851 where a boat owner may file a suit to reduce their liability for an accident. This liability can be up to the vessel’s value. This means that if their boat has little to no value and causes an accident, the owner may owe little to nothing to the victim of the accident.

Attorney David H. Charlip adds that in personal injury claims, there is no limit to the amount a victim may recover after an accident. However, under the Limitation of Liability Act, a shipowner’s maximum liability towards the victim is the actual cost of the boat. In order for the owner to be eligible for the protection of the limitation act, they must apply and get approval from the courts.

In the article, attorney Charlip adds, “The courts will also decide if it is possible to prove that the shipowner did not know about the circumstances that led to the accident. The Limited Liability Protection may be denied if it is proven that the shipowner knew of the vessel's dangers or unseaworthiness, but did not warn the crew.”

Lastly, the personal injury attorney emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when it comes to matters such as seeking compensation after a boating accident. An experienced personal injury lawyer may be able to help the victim receive the compensation they deserve.

About Charlip Law Group

Attorney David H. Charlip has been helping clients in Miami and all across the country for over 30 years. His team of legal professionals at Charlip Law Group carries on years of tradition of meeting the legal needs of businesses and individuals in Miami, throughout Florida, and across the nation. An experienced litigator, David Charlip has a record of winning cases with a high success rate in foreclosure defense and commercial litigation. Charlip Law Group, LC maintains a strong federal practice and handles cases nationwide. Contact them today to schedule a consultation.


For more information about Charlip Law Group L.C., contact the company here:

Charlip Law Group L.C.
David H. Charlip
Charlip Law Group L.C.
999 Brickell Ave Ste. 840, Miami, FL 33131, United States


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