There are approximately 700,000 registered vessels in the state of California and a startling $4 million in property damage caused by boating accidents in 2016. Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in boating accidents that involve a cruise ship, ferry, privately-owned boat, jet ski or other types of watercraft. In fact 266 injuries and 50 fatalities were reported in California in 2016, leaving hundreds of individuals and families to deal with the emotional and physical ramifications.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a boating accident, you need a caring San Jose boat accident lawyer who can help you file a claim for compensation. The majority of boat accidents are preventable, and our personal injury firm is here to help you recover what you have lost because of the negligence or carelessness of another.
Common Causes of Boating Accidents
Alcohol consumption plays a major role in fatal boating accidents, followed by capsizing boats, collisions with other vessels and individuals falling overboard. California law prohibits the operation of any vessel in a reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the limb, life or property of any person. At Habbas & Associates, we are intimately familiar with this law and others that serve to protect your rights in case of serious injury.
Who Is Liable In A Boating Accident?
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, a number of different parties can be held accountable for a boat accident:
- The operator of the boat
- The owner of the boat (if different from the operator)
- The boat manufacturer
- The boat rental company (if the vessel was rented)
- A passenger on the boat (if they were behaving recklessly or preventing the operator from doing their job)
Uncertain who should be held liable for your accident? Let us help! We can help investigate your accident and gather evidence to support your personal injury claim against the guilty party. Contact Habbas & Associates today for a free initial consultation.
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How a Boating Accident Lawyer in San Jose Can Help
Regardless of whether you have been injured because of an intoxicated driver, speeding driver or any other situation, you should call our firm to discuss your case. With over 200 years of experience helping victims throughout San Jose, we are passionate about protecting your rights and your future. We may be able to help you file a claim to seek compensation for your medical expenses and more, so call today.
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