Boating Accidents

Water sports often come with some serious safety risks. If you were injured in a boating accident, call us to pursue compensation for your injuries.

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California Boating Accident Attorneys


Boaters, water sports enthusiasts, and fishermen are involved in hundreds of boat accidents every year, dozens of which lead to severe injuries. Some of the most common causes of boating accidents are:

  • Operator inattention or inebriation
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Lack of experience at the helm
  • Failure to yield to an oncoming vessel
  • Disregard of warning signs or instructions from the Coast Guard or another maritime authority

When boating accidents occur, the resulting injuries are often quite serious, and there is always a risk of death by drowning. Broken bones, hypothermia, burns and concussions, are just some of the serious dangers resulting from boating accidents.

Boating accidents are often avoidable.

Operator error accounts for the majority of boating accidents and resulting injuries. Often, injuries or accidents can be prevented if boat owners and operators take the proper safety precautions and follow all boating laws.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a boating accident, we can help.

Whether you are searching for a way to collect damages for injuries and expensive medical bills, or you have lost a loved one in a boating accident, we can help you pursue the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

Our attorneys have the resources and experience necessary to investigate the causes of the boating accident and ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we can help you obtain the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Our goal in these matters is to lessen the burden on you and your family so that you  can focus on your physical recovery. Let us help you with opposing legal teams and big insurance companies; you have enough to worry about.

If you have questions, please reach out to us today to schedule your free consultation.

 

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Personal Injury FAQ

Why do I need an attorney?

Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side following your accident can be the difference between receiving fair compensation and receiving nothing. An attorney will do their best to ensure that you are taken care of financially, including your medical expenses and lost wages. Your attorney will work diligently to ensure all evidence is properly gathered and used to support your claim.

How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?

An accident victim has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If a governmental entity is a cause of your injuries, you may have to file a claim with the appropriate governmental entity within six months. Then you will have to file a lawsuit in a certain amount of time, depending on how the entity responds to the claim. These are strict time periods. If they are not adhered to, you will not be able to recover damages for your injuries. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you do not lose the ability to bring your claim, and to start gathering evidence as soon as possible.

What if I was also responsible for my boating accident?

California personal injury victims are entitled to recover compensation from any liable party, even if they are partially to blame for the accident. California law follows the theory of comparative fault, which means that you can recover compensation for an accident, but your award will be reduced by your own degree of negligence.

Should I accept an offer from the at-fault party’s insurance company?

When you are injured in a boating accident, you will most likely be contacted by the at-fault party’s insurance company. They will try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. They may even attempt to use things you say after an accident to deny your claims. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to help you deal with insurance companies and help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

How do you determine the value of my claim?

When determining the value of your claim the court will take into consideration multiple factors: medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney will help give you the best chance of maximizing your recovery.

We provide free, no-obligation consultations for all potential clients, and we never collect fees unless and until your case has been resolved successfully in your favor.

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Personal Injury FAQ

Why do I need an attorney?

Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side following your accident can be the difference between receiving fair compensation and receiving nothing. An attorney will do their best to ensure that you are taken care of financially, including your medical expenses and lost wages. Your attorney will work diligently to ensure all evidence is properly gathered and used to support your claim.

How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?

An accident victim has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If a governmental entity is a cause of your injuries, you may have to file a claim with the appropriate governmental entity within six months. Then you will have to file a lawsuit in a certain amount of time, depending on how the entity responds to the claim. These are strict time periods. If they are not adhered to, you will not be able to recover damages for your injuries. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you do not lose the ability to bring your claim, and to start gathering evidence as soon as possible.

What if I was also responsible for my boating accident?

California personal injury victims are entitled to recover compensation from any liable party, even if they are partially to blame for the accident. California law follows the theory of comparative fault, which means that you can recover compensation for an accident, but your award will be reduced by your own degree of negligence.

Should I accept an offer from the at-fault party’s insurance company?

When you are injured in a boating accident, you will most likely be contacted by the at-fault party’s insurance company. They will try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. They may even attempt to use things you say after an accident to deny your claims. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to help you deal with insurance companies and help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

How do you determine the value of my claim?

When determining the value of your claim the court will take into consideration multiple factors: medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney will help give you the best chance of maximizing your recovery.

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During our many years as personal injury attorneys we have seen a variety of serious injuries . The circumstances of each client and how they were injured differ greatly, but our desire to obtain outstanding results for all never changes. We’re committed to fighting fully for you and your family.

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Boating Accidents

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