Representing Boat And Personal Watercraft Accident Victims In Southern California
Every year, thousands of people are hurt or killed in boating and personal watercraft accidents in the U.S. Many of these accidents are caused by the negligent acts of the boat operator, the 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 personal watercraft 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 Watercraft Accidents In California
Boating and watercrafting are both popular activities in Southern California. Unfortunately, these common recreations sometimes end in catastrophic and fatal accidents. Boats and personal watercraft can collide with other vessels 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
Drowning is the most common cause of death in boating accidents for obvious reasons. Other serious injuries can include brain 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 that you deserve.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers
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 knowledgeable San Diego boat accident attorneys will discuss your legal options and answer any questions that you may have. We handle all our personal injury cases on contingency, so there is no risk to you in pursuing the compensation that you deserve. Our offices are located in San Diego and Riverside, California, and we work with clients throughout Southern California. Call our San Diego office at 619-512-5995 or our Riverside office at 951-290-3367.