California Injury Attorney Pursues Compensation for Victims of Recreational Boating Accidents

Skilled lawyer represents clients in the San Diego area injured on the water

Boating and using personal watercraft on the waters of GEO_STATE# are popular recreational activities for residents and visitors alike. But what began as a pleasurable pastime can turn into a painful experience when negligence leads to accident injuries. At The Wales Law Firm, P.C., I represent people in the San Diego area and throughout California hurt in recreational boating accidents. I will work to get full, fair compensation for victims of negligence who've been injured while on the water.

Proven advocate handles injury claims caused by a range of boating accidents

Boats and personal watercraft, like vehicles that operate on land, can cause serious injuries to operators and passengers when they're involved in accidents. Victims may fall without leaving the vessel, suffering head injuries such as concussions as well as broken bones and lost teeth. Riders can also be crushed between two vessels or between a vessel and some other object. There is also a danger of drowning, especially in cases where the rider has been knocked unconscious.

Boat wrecks are typically caused by weather conditions or human error. Properly trained boaters understand how to safely navigate in all situations, even when there is limited visibility or no visibility due to inclement weather. Following proper procedures for encountering and passing other vessels is essential for preventing crashes. When someone operates a vessel improperly and causes you to suffer an injury, I will fight to get you justice.

Experienced litigator stresses the importance of boating safety

Safety gear and procedures are essential for any boating activity. From the most experienced fisherman to a vacationer riding a personal watercraft for the first time, anyone can find themselves in dangerous conditions on the water. It is important for all boat owners and operators to carry Coast Guard-approved flotation devices for each person on board. Boaters and personal watercraft riders should also take safety classes, which are required in some states for adults and in nearly all states for minors.

Just as drunk driving is illegal on land, it is also against the law to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol slows a boat operator’s reaction time and leads to accidents. If you have been hurt by a negligent or drunk boater, my firm will press to hold them accountable and seek the compensation you deserve for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact my California personal injury firm for a boating accident claim

At The Wales Law Firm, P.C., I provide experienced representation to injured boaters throughout California. Call me at 619-493-1700 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my San Diego office.