Sacramento Boating Accident Litigation
Boating accidents include any personal injury or property damage occurring on a boat, whether it's on a privately owned boat, personal watercraft such as a jet ski, a cruise ship or a ferry.
While the most common accidents are slips and falls, collisions and boat disappearances/sinkings, other types of accidents include fires, passengers falling overboard, explosions and capsizes. Types of injuries vary - from minor injuries, which can be treated on board with first aid - to far more serious injuries requiring immediate medical attention. Compensation may be recovered when the injuries occurred as a result of the boat owners' or operators' failure to use reasonable care.
What Do I Do If I'm In A Boating Accident?
A combination of Coast Guard regulations and state laws govern boating within California waterways. Federal statutes know as maritime or admiralty laws regulate boats outside California's territorial waterways.
In certain circumstances, a boat operator or owner must file a report if there's been an accident. These include:
- When a life has been lost
- An injury requiring medical care beyond first aid
- Your boat or watercraft was damaged or damaged another's property
- The disappearance of someone on board due to possible death or injury
Specific time limits exist for filing the accident report. These are as follows:
- If a person dies on board - within 24 hours of the accident
- For personal injuries requiring medical care - within 48 hours of the accident
- For property damages - within 10 days of the accident
What If I'm Injured?
If you've been injured or suffered property damage while on a boat, it's crucial to contact a California personal injury attorney familiar with boating law to determine which laws apply to your circumstance and to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, please contact the Law Offices of Frederick J. Sette. For over 15 years he has been successfully protecting the rights of individuals injured in California boating accidents and will fight to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAS BEEN INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT, IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.
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