In 2015, according to the California Division of Boating & Waterways, there were 232 reported boating and jet ski injury accidents, and unfortunately 49 fatalities resulting from boating other watercraft accidents. Property damage caused by people operating boats negligently, reached $4m dollars in 2015 alone.
These statistics are not only sobering, they are preventable. The #1 cause of boating accidents is operator inattention. In short, people aren’t paying attention and you or a loved one may suffer the consequences.
Don’t suffer in vain. You have a legal right to compensation for your injuries. If you were recently injured in a boat or jet ski accident, you need skilled San Diego boat accident lawyers to help you with your case.
The law offices of Phillips and Pelly are the team you need, to advocate on behalf of you or a loved one. Call our offices for a Free Case Consultation. You’ll speak to a skilled boat injury attorney, who will listen to the details of your case and provide honest feedback on the value of your case.
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As is the case with many accidents, whether boating, auto, cycling or motorcycle, the primary causes are related to some form of human error.
The top causes of boating accidents and jet ski accidents include: excessive speed, operator inattention, passenger behavior (distracting the driver) and outright careless or reckless operation of the watercraft. Alcohol consumption is a factor in many of these boating injury accidents. If you’ve been injured in a watercraft accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to fair compensation for your injuries.
Our team of personal injury lawyers are here to listen to what happened, answer your questions and concerns, then provide you with best options to consider.
If you are too injured to visit our offices, or if it is not convenient, we can have one of our attorneys come to your home, office or the hospital.
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In California, the law requires boat operators to report accidents. They are required to provide general information such as name, address and boat registration numbers to the other parties, as well as provide assistance to any injured person.
Boat operators have to be at least 16 years old, with the craft properly registered and insured, and lifejackets provided for all aboard. Of course it is illegal for boat operators to drive their vessel while drinking.
Negligence occurs when these and/or other California State boating laws are violated. In situations like these, the operator of the boat is legally liable for the personal injuries sustained to anyone in or around the boat due to their behavior.
Additionally, California laws cover damage to physical or real property. This means, if someone operates a boat negligently and damages or destroys your personal property, you may be entitled to damages for that property.
Our firm will help you to determine who was responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, and moreover what legal action should be taken against the responsible party.
If you were physically injured aboard the vessel of a friend or family member, don’t feel badly pursuing a claim. The boater’s insurance company will pay for your losses and damages, not your friend personally.
Injuries generally happen in a variety of ways such as, colliding with another boat or a barrier, a fire or an explosion, falling overboard and in worse case scenarios, drowning.
If you’ve been injured in a boat accident, do not talk to the insurance company and risk falling victim to common insurance tactics . Instead, talk to one of our San Diego boating accident lawyers to ensure you are fairly and fully compensated for your injuries. The call and Case Consultation are free and there is never an obligation.
Being seriously injured, or worse, losing the life of a loved one due to an accident of any kind, can prove itself to be one of the most difficult experiences of a persons life. It can throw your life into a tailspin emotionally, physically and financially.
Mounting medical bills, physical pain and emotional pain all equate to an incredible level of stress in ones life. Add to all of this, the loss of expensive property, loss of valuable work hours and the overwhelming stress of wondering how you will pay your medicals bills - and it’s more than one person can and should handle.
Let us help you. With one phone call, we can immediately take from your plate, the burden of dealing with the insurance company, a multitude of forms, filings and the burden of navigating complex legal matters. We will do all of that on your behalf.
Phillips and Pelly is one of the most successful, longest standing and reputable Personal Injury firms in San Diego. We have successfully litigated on behalf of numerous Clients just like you, for over 18 years in the San Diego community. We have been named:
No. We handle all cases on a contingency basis, with a no fee until we win guarantee . You only pay if we recover money on your behalf.
One of the first things to do after an accident, is to obtain an understanding of your legal options. As San Diego boat accident lawyers, we offer our clients the benefit of decades of experience representing San Diegans who have been involved in serious injury and wrongful death accidents. We are here to help you.
“Call us now, to speak to one of our experienced lawyers. We can quickly assess whether or not you've got a claim, and the best next steps to take.”- Sarah Havens, Trial Attorney
Tell us about your accident and your injuries. An injury lawyer from our team will call and provide you with a Free Evaluation of your Case. If we can help, and you are unable to travel, we will come to your home, office or hospital. It’s easy - let’s get started...