California's sunny climate is an absolute paradise for those who love watercraft activities and water sports like boating, fishing, sailing, and swimming. Unfortunately, with so many opportunities to partake in these activities, it's also an environment ripe for accidents and catastrophic injuries. When these unfortunate accidents and injuries are due to the negligence of others, including liable manufacturers and sellers of faulty equipment, victims and their families have the right to seek compensation for damages under the law.
Dunnion Law is invested in your safety and well-being.
According to recent data from the California Department of Boating and Waterways, boating accidents are typically caused by one or more of the following factors:
- Operator inattention
- Operator inexperience
- Excessive speed
- Drugs and alcohol use
- Overloading and improper loading
- Not wearing safety equipment such as life jackets
Whatever the circumstances of the accident, if negligence was the cause of injuries or wrongful death, California’s personal injury laws protect you in the same way on water as they do on land, including statutes of limitations.
We are boat accident lawyers who care about your compensation and your recovery
Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable and experienced in boating accident cases because our entire practice is focused on personal injury law. We’re invested in your well-being so we will ensure that the insurance companies and any other liable party provide you and your loved ones with the full compensation that you need and deserve.
From filling out the necessary claim forms to thoroughly investigating the accident to assessing witness reports, we take on the legal aspects of your case so that you can focus on getting better.
A boating accident can have a serious impact on your physical and mental health, which can lead to loss of income. In the face of mounting medical expenses and the stress and pain of your injuries, you may feel helpless and overwhelmed. While we are tough with your case, we are compassionate with you and do everything we can to support you through injuries that you have may have sustained during a boat accident including:
- Slip and fall-related injuries and death
- Drowning and oxygen-depravation injuries and deaths, including brain injuries
- Crash related injuries, broken bones, crush injuries, neck, back and spinal cord injuries, and amputations