There are many tourist attractions in Florida that host tens of thousands of guests every year. Property owners and hotel managers are legally obligated to keep visitors as safe as possible on their premises. The same goes for commercial boat companies, which can be held legally accountable if negligence causes a passenger to suffer injury. Sadly, a woman who was on board a charter boat to go snorkeling, recently suffered a fatal injury.
The boat was traveling in the Florida Keys. The woman in question was age 54. While investigations are still underway to determine exactly what caused her to lose consciousness, preliminary reports showed that rescue workers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation before transporting her to a nearby hospital.
She was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital. An autopsy is being conducted to determine the exact cause of death. In such situations, investigators would no doubt be looking for clues as to whether equipment defects or other forms of possible negligence may have been directly associated to a victim’s death.
If a fatal injury is determined to have been closely linked to a commercial boat company’s negligence or failed management at some other Florida tourist attraction, an immediate family member of a deceased victim can seek justice by filing a wrongful death claim in a civil court. The plaintiffs in such cases are tasked with presenting evidence that substantiates their claim and documents their damages. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide support to help build as strong a case as possible.