Throughout the Inland Empire and the rest of Southern California lay a number of waterways, from lakes to the ocean. Many people spend time out on the water in boats and in other watercraft. While these recreational watercrafts can offer a great time, they can also pose some dangers. Accidents on the water can be very serious and lead to traumatic injuries and death due to injury or even drowning. If you have been injured or you have lost a loved one due to accidents involving watercraft in the Southern California area, you should contact a San Bernardino boating accident attorney.
At the law offices of Welebir | Tierney, we are able to offer services regarding claims and cases for boating accidents. We have been helping clients in the area for more than 40 years, and we have the knowledge and experience in this area of the law to help you.
Boating accidents can occur for a number of different reasons. One of the most common problems found along the waterways in Southern California happens to be drunken boaters. People do not always consider that driving a boat is the same as driving a car or truck. Alcohol in the system can impair the judgment and dull the reflexes of boaters, and that can lead to accidents and collisions. Some collisions may not be due to alcohol or drugs. They may instead be due to a boater’s inexperience or negligence. Regardless of the reason for the collision, accidents on the water can be extremely dangerous.
Other water related activities can be dangerous as well. Wake boarding and waterskiing are popular activities, but they also have their share of problems. Inexperienced boaters or boaters who are distracted claim that they do not see the water skiers, and they could collide with them. Scuba diving accidents occur with frequency as well.
Many things can happen when boating, and accidents can cause injuries that require thousands of dollars in medical bills as well as lost time from work. It is important to have an experienced law firm helping you with your case, and we at Welebir | Tierney have that experience. We were even one of the first firms in the nation to handle a carbon monoxide injury case relating to ski boats. We know and understand these types of personal injury cases, and we can help you. No matter the type of boating accident you have had, let us help.
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.