California Boat Accident Lawyer
Last Updated: 02-01-2017
Boating accidents caused by distracted or inattentive operators, can cause serious injuries that require immediate attention at a hospital by an ambulance and deserve the professional attention of a boat accident lawyer. A person in a lake, ocean, sea, or river who has been hit by a boat, jet ski, or other watercraft may have pain and severe injuries which can be very difficult to cope with, and warrant a consultation with an experienced and aggressive boating accident lawyer.
Wilshire Law Firm is home to a team of experienced boat accident lawyers who have represented injured victims of boating accidents. Our team is fully aware of how difficult both the recovery and ensuing legal process can be. We understand what you are going through, and we are here to help. Our team of professionals can guide you through the process that follows an accident such as yours. Whether you were hit by a watercraft, boat, or jet ski while in the water or suffered a boating injury sustained in a different manner, by having an attorney deal with insurance companies and insurance adjusters on your behalf, you can focus on healing while your attorney goes to work, seeking out maximum compensation for your case.
Our attorneys have negotiated high settlements with insurance companies, often reaching insurance policy limits. They are experienced lawyers who will fight hard for your rights, and will strive to help you get the best possible result. We will be there with you every step of the way, providing the attention and care that your case deserves.
Boating Accidents in California
In a state as beautiful as California, with its many lakes, islands, and shores, boating accidents inevitably occur. Most commonly, boating accidents involve recreational watercraft, but from time-to-time can include accidents that occur on commercial vessels such as ferry boats like the ferry to Catalina Island, or on or around cruise ships. In some cases, substances consumed by a boat or ship operator can play a part in a boating accident. For example, an intoxicated boat operators on a lake or river could easily hit a swimmer.
Every accident is unique, and accidents that occur on the water, are no exception. If you have been injured in a boating accident, it is as important to have evidence to support your case, as any other accident. Quality evidence is vital to successfully winning your case. Consider anyone who may be a potential witness. Individuals like life guards or coast guard who may have rendered first aid.
A victim who has been who is injured in a water sport accident is at risk for many serious injuries. A victim’s head, legs, and arms are the most likely to be injured in an accident. Often, people endure severe bodily injuries such as:
Why A Personal Injury Attorney Is Important
A personal injury attorney can help to maximize the client’s likelihood of obtaining full compensation for loss of earnings, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other damages. Additionally, they can arrange for medical treatment to be provided which may be otherwise difficult to obtain for someone who does not have medical insurance or a doctor who can work on a lien basis. At Wilshire Law Firm, our boat accident team can both obtain full compensation for you, and connect you with medical providers who can provide treatment for you with no up-front costs, and prior to your case closing.
If you or someone you know was injured in an accident while swimming, engaging in water sports, or operating a watercraft, please contact an attorney at Wilshire Law Firm for a free consultation (800) 522-7274.