San Diego Boat Accident Lawyer
In California, boating is a great way to pass the time and stay cool during hot summer days. Unfortunately, it’s also a good way to get injured. While many people assume that boating is safer than driving or flying a plane, there are roughly 1,000 boating accidents each year in California – 50 of which are fatal.
Boating accidents are so common, in fact, that the property damage caused by people operating boats negligently or improperly has soared into tens of millions of dollars within the last decade.
With this in mind, it’s easy to see how common boating accident injuries are, and how costly they can be for the people who suffer from them.
If you were recently injured in a boating accident, you need a qualified San Diego boat accident lawyer to help you navigate your case.
At the Law Offices of Robert Hamparyan, we’re exactly the team you need to settle your claim and get the compensation you deserve – with as little stress as possible. Read on to learn more.
What about California's Boat Laws?
In California, the laws regarding personal injury and boating are very specific.
For example, California has a set of well-defined rules to dictate proper boat operation. People driving boats must have them properly registered and insured and must operate them prudently and carefully. This includes a provision for lifejackets for all aboard and the mandate that boat operators must not drive their crafts while drinking.
When these laws are violated, negligence occurs. If a person drives a boat while under the influence of alcohol, for example, and causes injury to another person, this is considered negligence. In situations like these, the operator of the boat is legally liable for the personal injuries anyone in or around the boat sustains because of their behavior.
California also has laws that cover damage to physical or real property. If someone operates a boat negligently and damages or destroys your personal property, you’re likely entitled to damages for that, as well.
Injuries normally associated with boating accidents?
Injury is also an important element needed to pursue a claim. Injures happen in a number of ways and can include falling overboard, colliding with another boat or barrier, fires and explosions, and drowning. If you were injured as a result of someone’s negligence, it is important to document those injuries.
Some of the most common causes of injury include slipping and falling while on the boat and crash related injuries.
How We Can Help You Navigate Your Claim
Boat accidents can wreak havoc on your life. In addition to creating massive medical bills that you can’t afford to pay, they can also require to miss valuable hours at work or lose expensive or impossible-to-replace personal property. Because of this, it’s critical to hire a qualified San Diego boat accident lawyer to help you file your claim and get the compensation you deserve.
While there are very specific laws that define the proper standards for boat operation, proving negligence can still be difficult. For example, if you were injured in a boat accident and you want to prove negligence, you’ll need to prove that the operator of the boat had a duty to you and your safety, and that they did not meet the standards set forth by that duty.
While it’s not exactly difficult to prove that someone was operating a boat improperly (either through speed, intoxication, or dangerous maneuvers), proving that the operator of the boat had a duty to the injured party can be incredibly tough.
This is where the help of a San Diego boat accident lawyer is required.
Robert Hamparyan is a highly skilled personal injury lawyer in California. Over the years, he’s recovered more than $100 million for his clients and won more than 40 million-dollar settlements. Because of his impressive history and nearly flawless track record of success, he’s exactly the partner you need when it comes to proving a breach of duty.
While it can be stressful for you to navigate these complex legal matters on your own, Robert Hamparyan has the expertise, skills, and confidence needed to help you win your case.
How We’ll Help You Evaluate Your Case
At the Law Offices of Robert Hamparyan, we’ll sit down with you about your injuries, the circumstances of the accident, and the long term affects you and your doctor expect your injuries to have.
At this point, we’ll get to work seeking consultation for all injuries and property loss that occurred as a result of the boat accident. We won’t rest until we’ve done everything our power to secure the compensation that you deserve. We understand that even small boating accidents can be devastating, and our primary focus is making the situation right for you, once more.
Contact us Today for Your Free Consultation!
At the Law Offices of Robert Hamparyan, you are our main priority. As one of the most skilled San Diego boat accident lawyers in California, Robert Hamparyan will exercise all of his skill, expertise, and knowledge to solve your case and get the maximum settlement possible for you. Contact us today for your free consultation!