Newport Beach Boating Accident Attorneys
Recreational boating is one of the most popular and enjoyable activities in California and across the county. The number of people "taking to the water" has increased by 20% in the last decade alone. In fact, there are close to 13 million boats and personal watercraft currently registered in the United States, close to 1 Million in California alone.
While failure to properly repair and maintain a vessel does account for some of the accidents, operator negligence is the primary cause of boating injuries. Injury and death due to negligence has increased at an alarming rate and is responsible for over 8,000 injuries each year in the United States, close to 1,000 in California.
If you have been injured in a boating accident, you may be entitled to file a claim for damages that you have sustained as a result of another boater's negligence. You must first prove three things:
- The other boater was negligent;
- Their negligence caused the accident;
- You suffered damages as a result of their negligence.
Filing a claim against a negligent boater is far more complicated than most personal injury claims. Your case may come under the jurisdiction of Admiralty law rather than State law. Make sure you consult with a boating injury attorney who is experienced in maritime law before you proceed with your claim. Call the Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV for a free consultation today and get the representation you deserve! 1 (888) 454-5569