The Indian River Lagoon is among the most diverse eco-systems in North America. Our beautifully waterways in Melbourne, FL, and throughout Brevard County is teeming with wildlife. Just a stone’s throw away across the barrier island (literally, in some cases) lay Brevard’s renowned beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. There’s no doubt that our local beaches and waters are defining of what it means to be a resident of this beautiful area. It’s also no wonder that water recreation is a focal point of activity for local residents and tourists alike. Unfortunately, recreation on the water can be as dangerous — and in some cases, deadly, — as it is enjoyable.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Brevard County ranks #9 in the State of Florida for recreational watercraft and boating accidents. Brevard has approximately 32,000 registered vessels and averages roughly 20 report accidents annually.
If you have been injured in a Brevard area water craft or boating accident, Melbourne, FL, injury attorney, John Collingsworth, can help. John represents clients in all types of water-related accidents, including: