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Marina Liability

Maritime Lawyer in Miami

The marina operator is responsible for ensuring that all vessels can make a safe berth, that any ships moored or stored at the marina are kept safe from damage, and that no damage befalls a ship during the refueling process. If the operator fails to address any deficiencies or hazards at the marina, he or she is liable for any damages or injuries that occur to a vessel due as a result of those problems. However, marinas may obtain liability insurance in order to protect themselves from legal obligations after an accident.

This insurance is called Marina Operators Legal Liability Insurance, which covers any damage that occurs to a vessel that was under the marina’s “care, custody and control.” The specific protections that the insurance provides will depend on the package that operator purchased. Some packages will include coverage for personal injury or death that occurs in a boat accident, but many packages do not. Even if the insurance does not include coverage for this, it is likely that the vessel’s owner will be held liable instead of the marina, depending on the circumstances.

If you are a marina operator and are involved in a dispute regarding liability for an accident, our firm can help. We can guide you through the insurance claim process and provide legal representation. We also represent insurance companies involved in liability struggles. You should not have to shoulder the expenses for a calamity that was caused by someone else's negligence.

Our maritime and admiralty attorney team at Michael C. Black, P.A. is well-versed in maritime law and its complexities. We are board-certified and have over 20 years of experience. Do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule your free consultation!

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