Boating Accidents Lawyer Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo Boating Accident Attorney Proudly Serving All of Orange County
Hundreds of people are involved in boating accidents in the United States every year. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, interest in boating and boat ownership is on the rise. California offers boat enthusiasts beaches, bays, rivers, and lakes to enjoy their pastime. It’s not surprising that boating is a favorite activity. Unfortunately, the Coast Guard also confirms that boating is becoming more dangerous, too. While the number of accidents has dropped slightly, injuries and deaths from boating accidents are up.
At Banner Attorneys we have over 15 years of experience representing individuals who were injured in boating accidents.
Whether the accident occurred on a recreational boat, a jet ski, or a commercial vessel, the lawyers at Banner Attorneys understand the legal issues involved in these types of cases and may be able to help you receive reimbursement for medical bills and other losses.
If you or someone you know has been injured while on a boat, you may have legal recourse. An attorney can advise you of the steps necessary to file, pursue, and litigate a boating accident lawsuit. While you focus on recovery, your attorney can handle all legal matters related to your claim, including determining the amount or type of compensation you may be owed and the party, or parties, which may be liable for your injuries.
There are many ways that boating accidents can occur, including:
- Inexperienced or negligent boat operator
- Boating collision
- Capsized or sinking boat
- Being thrown overboard or falling overboard
- Careless boat driving or poor judgement
- Gasoline fire or explosion
After a boating accident, you can recover monetary compensation for your losses if someone else was responsible for the accident. You can take legal action against the driver of another vessel that caused your injury, or against the driver of the boat that you were on. If you were injured while aboard a friend’s boat, you should not hesitate to make a damage claim since it is the insurance company who will be responsible for compensating you for the losses and damages you have experienced. Knowing how to pursue a claim after a boating accident can be difficult, so it is important to speak with a boating accident attorney for help. The lawyers at Banner Attorneys can help you obtain evidence, gather the necessary proof of liability you need to make your claim, and work within the legal system to get the money the law says you deserve.
Ways to Help Prevent a Boating Accident
- Stay sober while operating a boat. If you exceed the legal limit you can be charged with boating under the influence
- Check the weather forecast before heading out for a boat trip
- Keep your boat under the maximum capacity
- Make sure there are flotation devices on board for each passenger
- Complete a course on boating safety.
- Inspect your entire boat before taking it out on the water
- Be cautious of propeller safety, especially if children are on board
- Keep a fire extinguisher on board
If you or a loved one has been injured or even killed as a result of a boating accident in Orange County contact Banner Attorneys at 855-411-2266 for a free legal consultation. Whether it be injury via a speed boat, jet-ski or a pontoon boat, we can help. We have years of experience helping people injured in boating accidents. We understand waterway laws and will fight for your rights and for your fair compensation stemming from a boating accident. Our attorneys will pursue the compensation you deserve from the negligent parties.