San Diego Boating Accident Attorneys
Representing Boat and Jet Ski Accident Victims in Southern California
Every year, thousands of people are hurt or killed in boating and jet ski accidents in the U.S. Many of these accidents are caused by the negligent acts either on the part of the boat operator, boat manufacturer, or those charged with the boat’s maintenance. The San Diego boat accident attorneys at Martinez & Schill LLP have the knowledge and skill to effectively handle boating and jet ski accident claims. Whether we are dealing with an insurance company, boat manufacturer, or any other entity, we fight to protect our clients’ interests and obtain the maximum compensation that our clients deserve.
Causes of Boating and Jet Ski Accidents in California
Boating and jet skiing are both popular activities in Southern California. Unfortunately, these common recreations sometimes end in catastrophic and fatal accidents. Boats and jet skis can collide with other watercraft or fixed objects like docks and piers. Additionally, there can be accidents involving skiers and tubers. Some of the most dangerous accidents involve watercraft capsizing. There can be many causes of boating accidents including:
- Operator error or negligence – This is by far the most common cause of boating accidents. Many boat operators do not have training in proper boat operation or safety precautions;
- Excessive speed and reckless operation;
- Boating Under the Influence (BUI);
- Mechanical defect or failure; or
Drowning is the most common cause of death in a boating accident for obvious reasons. Other serious injuries can includebrain injuries, spinal cord injuries/paralysis, burn injuries, broken bones, and lacerations and scars. These injuries can lead to extensive medical bills, rehabilitative costs, lost wages and other damages. Our attorneys understand how devastating a serious injury or loss of a loved one can be, and we will handle your case with the care and competence you deserve.
If you have been injured or a loved one has wrongfully died in a boat accident, contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. Our experienced San Diego boat accident attorneys will discuss your legal options and answer any questions you may have. We handle all of our personal injury cases on contingency, so there is no risk to you in pursuing the compensation you deserve. Our offices are located in San Diego and Riverside, CA, and we work with clients throughout Southern California.