Southern California Boating Accident Lawyers
California boating accident attorneys can make a difference in your settlement
Southern California in general and Orange County, in particular, has one of the world’s most pleasant, warm and inviting climates that is perfect for boating. This amazing climate coupled with our proximity to the ocean, many inland lakes, and the Colorado River its connected lakes in neighboring Arizona and Nevada is a winning combination for boating enthusiasts.
It is no surprise that boating is very popular for Californians during the spring and summer months. If you have been involved in a boating accident and are the victim of another’s carelessness, negligence or even equipment failure you may have a case. If so, having an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney represent you with your boating accident case will give almost always get a larger monetary settlement than if you were to attempt to negotiate a claim on your own.
Southern California Watercraft owners are involved in many accidents each year
Many individuals pilot motorboats, yachts, fishing boats, sail boats, ski boats, speed boats, and Personal Water Craft (PWC, or “Jet Skis”) for leisure, relaxation, and recreation here in Southern California, at the beach, or at the Colorado River and connecting lakes in Arizona and Nevada such as Lake Mohave, Lake Powell, Lake Havasu, Lake Mead and others.
When you planned your boating excursion, the last thing you expected to happen was a boating accident, but many people are confronted with this harsh reality every year. Boating accidents often result in catastrophic injuries that could affect a person for the rest of their life. When someone else is responsible for causing the accident you will want to take legal action against them by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Boating accident claims are often shot down by BIG insurance companies
Often the victims of boating accidents will try to represent themselves in their boating accident claims, only to find that their claims are denied or delayed.
There are many common factors that can contribute to boating accidents, including:
- Operator error
- Operator inexperience
- Operator is drunk or impaired
- Serious and willful misconduct
- Negligent operators
- Equipment Failure
- Bad weather conditions
Whether a defective watercraft, a negligent swimmer, or another boat or Jet Ski pilot is responsible for causing your boat accident, your personal injury attorney will do everything they can to establish liability so that compensation will be provided.
The process of obtaining this compensation requires extensive knowledge of the law and litigation experience. It is important for boating accident victims to obtain a qualified Southern California Personal Injury accident lawyer, who will defend the victim’s rights and help to obtain proper compensation.