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If a Rented Boat Hits Me, is the Rental Company Responsible for Damages?

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Recreational boating is very popular in the Tampa Bay area. Boaters can go out on the water almost literally twelve months a year. Unfortunately, many people who rent boats have little or no experience operating these watercraft. Florida has no boating license requirement. Operators under 21 must complete a boating safety course, but in… Read More »

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BOATING DISASTER CLAIMS MORE THAN TWO DOZEN LIVES

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Maritime safety rarely makes the headlines or day-time TV discussion panels given all that goes on in our world in a given week. Florida is blessed with the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, approximately 1,350 miles (2,170 km), not including the contribution of the many barrier islands. This abundance of coastline and navigable waterways… Read More »

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Common Issues in Alcohol-Related Boating Accidents

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

The countdown to Memorial Day, which is the unofficial first day of summer, has begun. Many people will spend most or all of this weekend on the water. In Florida, practically anyone can operate a boat, even if they have no nautical training or experience. But that’s not the major problem. Alcohol is a… Read More »

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Breaking Down Boating Accidents In Tampa

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

In 2017, boating accidents in the United States seriously injured thousands of people. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the fatality rate in these accidents was alarmingly high. Most of these incidents are not “accidents” related to bad weather or other uncontrollable events. Rather, a lack of ordinary care or a refusal to obey… Read More »

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Design Issues at Core of Boating Accident Lawsuit

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

In the wake of a recent major boating accident, plaintiffs are raising questions about boat design. If you live on the Gulf Coast of Florida, you know that boating accidents are inevitable. Some of those accidents result just from the sheer number of boats in the water around the state. Weather, bad luck, and… Read More »

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Boating on the Tampa Bay: A Favorite Pastime for Local Citizens

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

The Tampa Bay area has water on all sides and tourists and locals naturally go to relax and unwind near the ocean, lakes, and bays during the lazy summer months. People go boating with their families and friends and try to kick back and have a good time. While the majority of people act… Read More »

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