Are punitive damages available in Florida boating accident cases?Return to FAQ Videos
Yes, punitive damages are available in boating accident cases. What you’re looking for is the behavior, the extent of the liability in that accident case. If it is extremely reckless or intentional, then you go to court and you ask the judge to allow you to amend a complaint to include punitive damages. Typically you see it in drunk driving cases or drunk boating cases, and alcohol’s involved. That’s where you typically see it, but yes, you can get punitive damages.