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The Bay Area is a popular location for all kinds of boats, from sailboats to large cargo ships. However, accidents can happen when people are not careful. If you or a loved one has been injured while out on a boat, it is important to seek legal help to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Boating accidents can be caused by various factors, including fires, explosions, boats flipping over, and crashing into objects. Victims can also get hurt when water skiing or wakeboarding. Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol is particularly dangerous and can result in accidents that cause harm or death to others.
Not only personal vessels, but also staffed ships such as cruise ships, tour boats, and shuttles can be dangerous. In many cases, accidents occur due to an individual’s negligence in maintaining safe living quarters, dining spaces or walkways. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, a lawyer can help you obtain compensation.
Any incident that occurs while at sea or in port on a cruise ship must first be filed as a claim before any legal action can proceed in court. Filing a claim can be confusing, so it is essential to contact an attorney who can help you understand California laws and international laws regarding cruise ships and other vessels at sea. The Jones Act allows those working on ships and boats to sue their employers. Additionally, many of the standards of proof in these cases are relaxed, making it easier for employees to pursue compensation.
It’s important to remember that boating accidents can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences. Taking precautions such as wearing a life jacket, not operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and paying close attention to your surroundings while on the water can help prevent accidents from happening.
Boating accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to severe, life-altering injuries. Some of the most common injuries that can occur in a boating accident include:
It is important to seek medical attention immediately following a boating accident, even if injuries do not appear to be severe. Some injuries may not become apparent until hours or even days after the accident, and prompt medical care can help prevent complications and ensure the best possible outcome for recovery.
Anderson Franco Law can help you recover money for your boating injuries. We understand the regulations and laws related to boating accidents. We will work to investigate the accident and ensure we have all the information to get you maximum results. Reach out for a free no obligation consultation.