Boating accidents can occur when extreme caution is not exercised by the drivers of the boat or the captain. If alcohol or drugs are consumed during the boat ride, the passengers and driver subject themselves to severe risk of injury and even possibly death.
Liability & Burden of Proof for Plaintiffs in a Boating Accident Lawsuit
An injured passenger or driver or a sailboat or motorboat can be entitled to financial compensation if the accident was caused by another boat's operator/driver's negligence. The cause and effect must be shown and proven. Generally, each boat has the responsibility to operate on waters diligently and with due care and caution.
Liability questions may arise and get tricky if your boat hits a wave, which then causes the collision with another boat. If your boat hits a dock or submerged rock, then that can be a different issue as well.
Boating Accident Injuries
A boat accident can inflict injuries to any and all parts of your body. Lacerations, broken bones, orthopedic injuries, burns and other serious physical harm can result. Head, neck and back injuries are certainly the most common, but marine accidents also cause injuries to internal organs as well as arms and legs.
If you have been involved or injured in a boating accident, Jacoby& Meyers can help you. Our team of Los Angeles boat accident lawyers are available to discuss your case with you during your consultation and help you obtain the medical treatment and care you need, while fighting to get you the compensation you deserve.