Boating and water sports injuries involve complex regulations and laws that may differ slightly from California state laws covering personal injury situations. The same types of liability that apply in a car do not always apply on the water. The combination of assumed risk while on the water, maritime law (which may or may not apply), and local customs on certain waterways or routes can all affect the determination of liability on the water.
Consulting and working with an experienced litigator is critical to your success in a personal injury case involving a boat accident. The presentation of facts, case law and legal theories in your case must be airtight.
At Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, we take on challenging cases, and we produce results. We handle all legal aspects of our clients’ cases and all communications with insurance companies while our clients focus on recovery. We independently investigate boat accidents and other water sport injuries.
Our attorneys have recovered more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims and their families throughout California.
Tell Us About Your Accident
With offices in Los Angeles and Oakland, our boat accident attorneys are immediately responsive to cases throughout the state. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on the water call our law firm today at (510) 433-1000 to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney.
Recovery From Water Craft Injuries
Operators of boats and other watercraft have safety duties and regulations they must follow to protect passengers and other people on the water, whether the watercraft is recreational, commercial or transportation-oriented. Our personal injury lawyers represent people injured as passengers, operators and other participants in all types of activities, including:
- Dock work
- Water skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Motor boating
Victims and survivors of deceased family members may be entitled to financial recovery for past and future expenses and damages, including medical costs, lost wages, lost earning capacity, emotional distress, long-term care, punitive damages and wrongful death benefits.
Get Legal Help Today
Call (510) 433-1000 or contact us online to speak with a lawyer at our personal injury and boating injury law firm today. We can help you make informed decisions and ensure your rights are protected. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means our services are free unless we obtain a favorable recovery on your behalf.