Passing time relaxing on a boat is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a day. Those who live in Southern California will often find themselves relaxing on the water with friends and family. While boat recreation is a popular activity, accidents are more common than you might imagine. Whether it’s a collision with another boat, a faulty craft, or a boater who falls overboard, boating injuries can be quite serious. At Rostam Law, our boat accident lawyers in Los Angeles and San Diego are dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured in these frightening incidents.
A day out on the water can quickly turn into a dangerous situation when you’re involved in a boat accident. When you’re on a boat, the potential for serious injuries in the event of an accident is increased given the speed of a moving watercraft and the lack of seat belts on a boat. When alcohol is involved, the cause of injury is even greater.
Some of the most common causes of a boat accident include:
- The boat driver and/or passengers have consumed too much alcohol
- The weather conditions change drastically
- Faulty equipment or defects in the actual boat
- Another watercraft collides with your boat
If you’re injured in a boat accident, first seek medical attention and then contact an experienced attorney who can help to review your situation.
Boat accidents often lead to serious injuries of those involved. If you have been injured in a boating accident, it’s advisable to talk to an experienced Los Angeles or San Diego boat accident attorney who can review the details of your situation. At Rostam Law, our team is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients. Call us today at 888.416.5006 to schedule a free initial consultation.