Boating is a relaxing, fun activity that many Californians engage in, whether for fishing, water skiing, or just to enjoy the water. Unfortunately, thousands of boaters are injured in accidents every year. Los Angeles is an area that provides plenty of boating and water activities, given the temperate climate and the opportunities year-round to enjoy the water. Something about water is calming and therapeutic; unfortunately, innocent people sustain serious or even fatal injuries in boating accidents every year. At The Justice Firm, we work aggressively to ensure those who cause accidents with injuries on our waterways are held accountable.
Considering that the state's entire western border meets the Pacific Ocean, it is no surprise that many of LA's affluent population enjoys boating, sailing, and yachting. The number of people who enjoy water sports and boating has risen over the years, which accounts for an increase in the number of boating accidents. Our Los Angeles boat accident attorneys know the devastating and even fatal injuries victims may suffer. We work diligently to recover all of the damages victims and their families deserve.Boating Accident Lawyers in Orange County Working to Protect Victims
Why do boat accidents occur so frequently? According to the DOT and other agencies who review water transportation in the United States, these accidents happen for a number of reasons. Some include operators impaired by alcohol or drugs, equipment malfunction, human error, distractions, and boats that are poorly maintained. For the most part, boating accidents in Los Angeles occur due to simple negligence. Excessive speed, and inexperienced boaters are also common causes of boat accidents.
According to the state's Department of Boating and Waterways, 42 people died in 2006 in boating accidents in California. Nearly 450 individuals were injured the same year. In the more than 750 accidents that resulted in these injuries and deaths, property damaged was estimated at nearly $9 million.
Boaters are required to conduct themselves in a responsible manner, and to adhere to safety regulations, rules, and precautions. It is critical that boaters are always attentive and aware of not only their own boat and passengers, but others as well. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a boating accident caused by negligence, you may be entitled to compensation of medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other expenses related to your injuries. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting aggressively for our clients. We will investigate your claim, thoroughly review the details, and determine the value of your case.Contact The Justice Firm Today
As a boating accident victim, you have legal rights that must be protected. Insurance companies typically do not pay out the full damages injured victims deserve, and often even deny claims. Before you speak with the insurance company, contact our firm at 310-914-2444. Our Los Angeles boat accident lawyers are skilled negotiators, both in and out of the courtroom.