Boating Accidents

San Diego Boat Injury Lawyers

Have you been involved in a boating accident that has resulted in a serious bodily injury or property damage?  Was another boater’s negligence responsible for your injury or property damage?

If so you may be entitled to damages including:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Compensation for your pain and suffering
  • Medical equipment
  • Property damage repairs and replacement

Every year thousands of people are injured or killed in boating accidents in California. Boating accidents may involve boats ranging in size from jet skis to cruise ships. In California, there are nearly 1 million registered vessels at the dock or on the water. Boating accidents range in severity from minor injuries with no property damage to tragic fatalities with millions of dollars in property damage. Many accidents occur from simple negligence and/or lack of training. Many accidents result from alcohol consumption and mere recklessness.

Boat owners and boat operators are required to comply with both State and Federal laws in reference to the maintenance and operation of their vessels. Unfortunately, many boaters fail to properly educate themselves on boat operation and boater safety and as a result injure themselves and others.

California’s rivers, lakes and coastal areas offer boating enthusiasts a wide variety of recreational opportunities but unfortunately, reckless or inexperienced boaters expose many other boaters, passengers and/or swimmers to a significant risk of injury.

If you have been injured in a wave runner or jet ski accident, ski boat accident, capsized boat accident or from a collision at a pier or dock, please contact The Gould Firm to discuss your legal rights and your options. We are here to help.