A Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy lost her arm and suffered other serious injuries in a boating accident in Jupiter, according to the WPBF news website. The Jupiter boat accident occurred when Deputy Cheryl Griffin and a friend were riding in a boat near the inlet and crashed into a boat lift. Upon impact, another boat that was hanging on the lift fell on top of Griffin and the other women. Griffin not only lost her right arm in the Palm Beach County boat accident, but also suffered head injuries and a broken neck.
As a Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach County premises liability attorney, David Benenfeld hopes for the full and fast recovery of Deputy Cheryl Griffin. In some boat accidents in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, or Palm Beach, financial compensation may be available to the injured to help with the costs of medical bills and other expenses or damages. Depending on the details of the specific boat accident, your accident may constitute a legal claim for compensation, as long as it occurred on another party’s property and directly resulted from a responsible party’s negligence. When a legal claim is possible, it is called a premises liability claim, which allows the injured to seek financial compensation for a number of expenses as well as pain and suffering. For more information on Palm Beach, Broward, or Dade County premises liability or boating accidents, feel free to contact attorney David Benenfeld for free resources and answers to questions.