Carlsbad Boating Accident Attorney
Out of the over 13 million boats and personal water craft registered in the United States, more than 8,000 people suffer injuries due to boating accidents each year. Ten percent of these accidents result in victims being killed, most often by drowning. With the beaches and bays that surround San Diego, boating accidents are an unfortunate reality that happen all too often.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a boating accident due to the negligence of another person, an experienced Carlsbad Boating Accident Attorney can help to bring the responsible party to justice. Many watercraft accidents are caused simply by improperly trained operators and staff. According to the California Department of Boating and Waterways, only 18% of boating operators involved in accidents had formal boating safety training. This is despite the fact that there are specific rules and laws that apply to boat and water craft operators.
Boating accidents are caused by:
- Uneducated and inexperienced operators
- Unsafe speed
- Alcohol consumption
- Mechanical failure or defect
Boating accident cases are subject to many different laws
There are many different laws that may apply to a recreational boating accident (i.e. California state law, federal law and maritime & admiralty). Each has different rules that affect how liability and damages are determined. An experienced Carlsbad Boating Accident Attorney needs to be able to select the best set of rules for your particular case.
Know and exercise your rights!
You don’t need to be the victim of a boating accident. While you may have no choice in the circumstances which caused your injuries, you have the option to obtain a lawyer to seek recourse through the law. There are certain advantages in retaining an experienced Carlsbad Boating Accident Attorney as soon as practically possible. Promptness will enable the attorney to gather information more easily. Otherwise, as time passes after your injury, witnesses become harder to find, physical evidence may be lost or damaged, and memories may start to fade. In addition, the Statute of Limitations establishes a certain deadline after which civil claims can no longer be filed.
Contact an experienced San Diego Boating Accident Attorney
I have nearly 30 years of experience in representing victims injured in boating accident cases. My case review is free and because I work on a contingency fee basis, you will not pay me anything unless I win your case.
You can contact me at 619-235-4300 or simply fill out the FREE CASE REVIEW form on this page with the details of your accident. I thank you for taking the time to visit my website and if I can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact me today.