Boating accident attorney
Serious boating accidents are a real concern in California. Every year thousands of individuals are injured and hundreds die in boating-related accidents. Currently, California has over 800,000 pleasure craft registered in the state, and that doesn’t take into account the number of unregistered paddlecraft. The California Division of Boating and Waterways estimates that there over 4 million active boaters in the state.
There are numerous causes of boating accidents, but the reality is that the majority of boating accidents are preventable. Most are the result of inexperience or inattention on the part of the person(s) operating the boat. Unfortunately, alcohol plays a part in all too many boating accidents.
Vessel owners and operators are required to comply with both state and federal laws with regard to the operation and maintenance of their vessels. California state law prohibits operating any vessel in a reckless or negligent manner which could result in loss of life, limb, or property. Examples of negligence could include operating a vessel at high speeds or other dangerous situations such as having an inadequate number of life jackets onboard the vessel, operating near or in areas used by swimmers and divers, failure to use navigation lights, or operating a vessel which is not properly equipped with Coast Guard approved safety devices.
If you or a family member has been injured in some type of boating accident, it’s important that you contact a boating accident attorney who has successfully represented boating accident victims who have experienced serious and even catastrophic injuries as a result.
Serving all of California
Preserving evidence in boating accidents is crucial to the success of any legal claim and should be done as soon as possible after the accident. Therefore, it’s important to enlist the services of an experienced boating accident attorney who has the necessary expertise as well as resources to hire investigators as well as accident reconstruction experts to determine the exact cause of your accident.
California personal injury attorney, Greg Yates, has more than 30 years of experience when it comes to litigating complex cases on behalf of injured victims and their families. Greg Yates has one of the highest success rates in the state, and, together with his associates, has successfully recovered millions of dollars for clients in personal injury settlements, awards, and jury verdicts.
Some of the more common injuries suffered by victims in boating-related accidents include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones or ligament injuries. Depending upon the nature and severity of your injuries, you may be looking at a lengthy hospital stay and long term recovery. Greg Yates has the experience and skill needed to help you achieve the best possible financial outcome to your case.
Focused on the facts
If you’ve been injured in a boating accident through no fault of your own, you need an experienced attorney for boat accident injuries in your corner. California attorney, Greg Yates, has the expertise to handle personal injury cases of every size. Contact our office to tell your story.