According to the U.S. Coast Guard, an average year sees nearly 5,000 serious accidents aboard personal watercraft. These accidents result in more than 700 deaths and 3,000 injuries. Boating accidents are a major cause of serious personal injury and drowning deaths along the California coastline as well as in our inland lakes and rivers.
Victims of watercraft accidents caused by the negligence of another are entitled to compensation for losses associated with these accidents. However, personal injury claims based on boating accidents can be very complex, as they may involve California state law, admiralty law and maritime law. It's important for you to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after a boating accident.
The primary cause of boating accidents is careless or reckless operation. If another person's inattention or negligence with their watercraft has injured you or a loved one, you should know that you're entitled to compensation.
My name is Tom Reinecke, and I am a Southern California boating accident attorney with more than two decades of experience helping accident victims recover fair compensation for medical expenses, time off work, and lost wages. The Reinecke Law Firm handles personal injury and wrongful death cases involving many types of boating accidents, including:
Drinking and boating is a deadly combination. Alcohol is a factor in nearly 21 percent of all boating deaths nationwide. Following an accident, our law firm will conduct an immediate investigation to determine if alcohol or drug use played a role in the accident and seek punitive damages against the boater if appropriate.
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