If I was following the boater's right-of-way rules and got into an accident, am I liable?
A: The answer to that question is, you could be. Depending upon what violation of the rules of the road, which are the maritime rules for navigating vessels, is violated by one party or the other, it depends. Florida and the general maritime law uses the concept of comparative fault in deciding these type of issues. Both parties or just one party could be at fault. It really depends on the facts of the case. An experienced maritime attorney can help ferret it out, and help you understand your rights and obligations in any accident situation on the water.
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