Boat Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles personal injury attorney you choose can have a major impact on the results of your boating/watercraft case, including the compensation you receive.
California’s weather makes our state an inviting place for watercraft enthusiasts. From our sunny oceans to our beautiful lakes, California offers endless opportunity for fun on the water.
Like driving a car, driving a boat requires practice, a license and insurance due to the risks involved with boating. Whether that be on water, or on a trailer, if you are involved in an accident with a watercraft, you must have insurance.
The complications of dealing with a boating accident is something our team at KAASS can assist you with. This could range from property damages to bodily injury. We offer free consultations for all accident related inquiries.
The dangers of boating and Watercrafts
Boats and watercrafts do not operate in the same manner as a vehicle. They require a trained eye and experience in their operation. Boats and watercrafts operate by a rudder and propeller or pump jet. Pump jet watercrafts, like Sea-Doos, require you steer in the direction you want to go, and apply throttle to “jet pump” the water and move in order to turn the watercraft. This type of operation makes the craft’s steering useless in times of a breakdown.
Being exposed on a Jet Ski, or even a boat makes the driver or passengers more susceptible to being ejected and causing serious bodily injury or death. If you are thrown in to the stream of a pump jet motor or propeller, it may cause severe injury or death.
People do not practice driving on water as much as they do driving in the cities. So we recommend our clients take the follow safety precautions before heading out onto the water:
- All riders should have some form of education on proper safety practices for being on and around a watercraft.
- Always use the engine shut off lanyard, by having this connected to your body, it will shut off the watercraft incase you are thrown off and are unable to control it.
- Avoid nighttime operation.
- Like driving a car, never operate a vehicle on water while being under the influence of drugs or alcohol,
- Lastly, always have an approved life jacket on while on the watercraft or boat.
Course of Action
Our Team at KAASS is highly educated in the settlement and litigation process involving various types of cases. Once you have received a free consultation, we will inform you on the best course of action to take. If you decide to sign up for our services, we will eliminate your headache of having to deal with the insurance companies. We will work hard to make sure you receive the compensation and recovery that you are owed for your property damages and bodily injury.
If our team is unable to receive fair compensation in the settlement stage, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial to acquire the fair compensation you deserve. If you have been involved in a boat or watercraft accident, call our office to see how we can best assist you.