Boating Accidents – Personal Injury Attorney Richmond CA
Boating accidents are more common than most people think. California is home to some of the most well known waterways and beaches in the country and so you will often find owners of personal watercrafts and boats enjoying the water with their water vehicles. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen and in most cases the accidents result in serious injury.
Boating accident usually happen on a person’s privately owned boat, personal watercrafts (jet skis), a chartered boat, or even a ferry. The most common boating accidents are:
- Collisions with other boats or Jet Skis
- Collisions with stationary objects in the water
- Accidental falls while on the boat
- Capsizing of the boat or watercraft due to poor maintenance
- Failure to abide by boating regulations
- Unsafe conditions on the boat
- Poor maintenance of the vessel
- Operating a personal watercraft while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
When incidents are caused by the negligence or recklessness of the owner or operator of the vessel, then a personal injury claim can be brought against the owner to recover damages or receive compensation.
Boating injuries include minor cuts and scrapes from falling, broken bones, back and neck injuries. Additionally, Injuries from a boating accident can be severe and even result in loss of life by drowning.
If you have been in a boating accident due to the negligence of the owner or operator, there is no doubt that you will need an experienced personal injury attorney to assist you with your case. Due to the nature of boating accidents and where they occur, recreating the accident and determining liability can present a challenge. This is why it is critical to get started on your case as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured on a boat, protect your rights by contacting a personal injury attorney immediately.
Eric Wagner is an experienced personal injury attorney and helps people just like you to recover the money you need to pay the expenses relating to your boat accident. From our offices in Richmond California, we proudly serve clients in Contra Costa, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the surrounding cities. If you are involved in a boating accident, the law allows us to help you receive compensation for a multitude of losses due to negligence. Please contact a us today at (855) 529-4465, for a free initial consultation.