Southern California’s beautiful, warm weather offers enticing opportunities for thousands of people to enjoy the outdoors and the many lakes and rivers around. Whether you enjoy sailing, kayaking, cruising in a motorboat or riding a jet ski, when a day of fun on a boat goes wrong, the results can be catastrophic.
Recreational boating can be a great source of fun and enjoyment for you and your family. But, if someone else exhibits reckless behavior, that individual puts your life and the lives of everyone on the water in grave danger.
Boating accidents can happen by negligent actions, such as:
- Inexperienced boaters
- Intoxicated boaters
- Vessels that need repair and are unsafe
Follow these safety tips to protect yourself and your passengers:
- Always wear a life jacket, especially if you can’t swim
- Never operate a boat or any water vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Carry binoculars and be aware of your surroundings
- Air horns should be kept aboard to signal other boaters of your presence
- Keep your eyes open at all times
If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another person while boating, contact the experienced San Bernardino personal injury attorneys at Welebir | Tierney. Our attorneys will help you secure the financial compensation you need to get medical care, support your families and move on after a serious accident.
We give our clients personal attention and compassion in the most difficult challenges of their lives. With more than 160 combined years of trial experience, we have handled many different types of personal injuries involving boating. Before you settle, you should contact our attorneys for a free initial consultation. You will be able to tell us about your accident, and we can help you determine the best way to proceed. No legal fees are due unless you win money in your personal injury or wrongful death case. Many injury victims do not know where to turn, but we are there to help.