San Diego borders the Pacific Ocean and is a popular destination for boating and water recreation. Although boating and other water activities can be a lot of fun, they can also present safety risks and unfortunately boating accidents are not uncommon. Boating accidents can occur on speedboats, jet skis, party boats, cruise ships, yachts, motorboats, kayaks and other private or public vessels.
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Some common causes of boating accidents include operator inattention, operator inexperience, improper lookout, machinery failure, excessive speed, violation of navigation rules, alcohol use, water conditions, weather and hazardous waters.
Boating Injury – A lady suffered a fractured vertebra when the boat she was riding in hit a rogue wave. The injury required two surgeries. SETTLEMENT – $1,000,000
Boating accidents may involve collisions between boats, collisions with fixed objects (such as a dock, pier or submerged object), water skis, tubes, jet skis, falls overboard, capsizing, fires and explosions, vessel ejection, propeller injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, slipping and falling while on the boat, and other crash related injuries.
People involved in boating accidents often suffer serious injuries including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, dismemberment, broken bones, electrocution, lacerations, burn injuries, drowning and wrongful death.
The injuries from a boating accident can affect every aspect of your life, and the legal obstacles towards recovering for your injuries require expert knowledge of the legal and medical issues involved. If you have suffered from a boating injury, you should consult with an experienced San Diego boat injury attorney immediately. Do not delay, as you may lose valuable legal rights by not doing so. Click on the link at the bottom of the page to be taken to our contact page, then fill out the form as completely as possible to schedule a free 20-minute strategy session with the our attorneys.
If you have been injured in a boating accident, you may be able to recover for costs of medical treatment, pain and suffering, loss of income, loss of earning capacity, loss of companionship, property damage and other damages. However, boating accident claims require specific knowledge of boating laws and regulations and you need a highly skilled boat injury lawyer to achieve a fair outcome. James Iagmin has the skills and resources necessary to take a case to trial and achieve the best possible result if you are not offered a fair settlement.
Here are some practical boating tips you can follow to help you remain safe on San Diego’s waterways:
For more information on San Diego boating rights and responsibilities, including boating safety courses, visit the U.S. Coastguard website.
Insurance companies are not incentivized to offer you a fair settlement. They are incentivized to settle your case as quickly as possible, for as little money as possible. Receiving a fair settlement for a boating injury requires a highly skilled boat injury lawyer. Talk to an expert San Diego boat injury attorney before you talk to an insurance company.
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