About Boating Accidents
Boat accidents can lead to serious injuries and even death. Individuals can get injured through bodily contact with the moving parts of jet skis and motorboat propellers. Boats which are poorly designed can sink. Water skiers can get led by boat operators into fixed objects, like piers and other obstructions. Often, boat operators do not provide sufficient rescue equipment and life preservers. Electrocutions have also been known to occur at boat docks due to faulty wiring. Fires can also occur on boats and lead to tragic deaths, such as the Santa Cruz Island boat fire, where 34 individuals lost their lives. Our law firm has experience handling boat accidents and injuries.
If you have been injured, or your loved one has been killed in a boating accident, The Medler Law Firm can give you the immediate legal assistance you need to help you through this tragedy with the maximum compensation possible.
Have you been injured while on a boat or watercraft?
Boating and watercraft accidents happen much more frequently than one might first suspect, and the injuries and damage sustained by innocent victims can be just as severe as in any car accident. Over 5,000 boating accidents occur in the United States every year, causing over 3,500 hundred injuries to those involved. Tragically, 680 fatalities occur as a result of these accidents, which gives boaters a staggering one in seven chance that they will be wrongfully killed in an accident they sustain while on a boat or watercraft.
Boating Under the Influence (BUI) accounts for 21% of all fatal boating accidents. Drownings in boating accidents are also frequently caused by lack of safety flotation devices. If negligence on the part of another has led to you being injured in a boating or watercraft accident, then it is crucial you contact a knowledgeable lawyer who can represent you in your case and ensure your rights are fully protected.
With the Pacific Ocean at our doorstep, our state suffers more than its fair share of boating accidents. Injuries can be as severe as broken bones, internal injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, or even coma. Negligence often comes into play in accidents of this type, with boating while under the influence (BUI) of drugs or alcohol often being the main cause.
We once handled a case in which a young woman went fishing on a motorboat and was pulling up the rope for the anchor when the driver of the boat gunned the engine and the rope severed the woman’s fingers. We obtained an excellent settlement for this woman within only a few months of her contacting our office. I know we can do the same for you.
Other Water Injuries May Give Rise to a Legal Claim
It is not only boats which can cause injuries. We are currently representing a woman who took a surf lesson and the surf school, which was operating illegally, failed to provide the woman with a promised safety leash—something provided to all beginning surfers. The surf leash is designed to keep the surfboard from getting away in the waves. Without a surf leash to help her, the novice surfer then reached into a small string on the surfboard, and a powerful wave amputated her fingertips. We are bringing a claim against the surf school for its negligence and recklessness in failing to make safety a priority. Let us help you with your water-related injury case.
The Medler Law Firm is an aggressive and experienced firm that is fully equipped to help you in your boating or watercraft accident case. Our attorneys are well-versed in complex litigation, with more than 50 years of combined experience, and we will fight diligently on behalf of our clients to help them obtain the compensation they deserve. Retain our skilled representation as soon as possible so that we can begin a thorough review of your case and provide you with the strategic counsel needed to assist you in pursuing a fair settlement for your injuries and suffering.
If you have a Boating Accident case in California or near any of the following cities & communities, we can help. Call us now for a FREE, no-obligation case review
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