If you are like many in Miami, then you may be currently planning one last water sports outing for you and your family before summer ends. Yet it should be remembered that such activities can be dangerous, with accidents often resulting in serious injury or death. This may prompt the question of who is liable for yours and your family’s safety when water skiing, tubing or parasailing?
You can find the laws regarding boating safety in Chapter 327 of the Florida State Statutes. In Section 33, it states that the driver of a boat pulling a skier or tuber is to avoid driving at a speed that can endanger said person. It goes on say that any form of reckless boat driving while towing is also prohibited. Section 37 of the statute lists causing a skier to collide with another skier or object as qualifying as recklessness.