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An Oviedo man was killed and his son severally injured when they were involved in a boating collision off Port Canaveral early Sunday morning. They were on an overnight fishing trip when, at around 6:40a.m., another boat driven by a man from Merritt Island and carrying two others hit them. No one from this boat was injured. The father was knocked out and the son suffered an injury to his legs. A rescue ensued and it was not able to revive the father.

Boat accidents and maritime torts are governed by a body of law called maritime law. Some of the laws are the same or similar to those of Florida. However, there is also an entire body of federal statutory and case-law that applies. For example, in maritime negligence cases, applicable standards of care under maritime law may be different to that of Florida law. If you or someone you know has a boat accident and needs the advice of an attorney, it is important that the advice is sought from an attorney who has experience in handling maritime case.

For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Wrongful Death.


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