San Francisco Boat Accident Lawyer

boating accidentsBoating is an American pastime that thousands individuals and families enjoy in the San Francisco area . People who previously had never experienced the freedom of the sailing the bay or other body of water, are now beginning to find a passion and love for boating. Boats are used for fishing, sightseeing, participating in water sports, and family vacations. Unfortunately, many boaters are inexperienced, reckless, or drunk, and many are unaware of the countless dangers that are part of boating.

Boating accidents refer to any type of injury or accident that happens on or with a boat or other water vehicle. Examples of boating accidents could include two or more boats colliding, a boat capsizing, an individual falling overboard, a passenger falling on or below deck, manufacturing defects, Jet Ski accidents or onboard fire. The San Francisco injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP will immediately evaluate your injury claim and advise you how we can help you get the matter resolved with regard to fair and full compensation for damages.

Influences in Accidents

Weather, training, experience, location, size of the boat as well as number of people on board can all play a significant role in boating accidents. The danger that innocent people face is compounded by the possibility of the impact resulting in the victim being underwater. This leads to the potential of drowning or the brain being starved for oxygen, and serious and permanent brain damage. Additionally, if rescue personnel are unable to get to victims of a boating accident in time, victims can be left with catastrophic injuries or in the worst case, a wrongful death will occur. Simple factors such as a high winds, coming around to quickly or perhaps failing to lower or raise the sail at the appropriate time can result in a potentially serious boating accident. Jet-skis, motorboats and all types of watercraft pose a serious danger to others on the water, especially if the operator is inexperienced or even drunk.

Help for Victims

If you or a loved one is the victim of a boating accident, get immediate representation from a skilled and powerful lawyer at our firm right away. Our attorneys specialize in all aspects of personal injury law, and we are a member of The American Trial Lawyers Association and are listed amongst the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. If you require high quality, exceptionally talented legal representation, you can be confident in our services.

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