Each year in San Diego, hundreds of people are injured and even killed due to boating accidents. A thriving commercial fishing fleet, local boating enthusiasts, and thousands of tourists all enjoy the Pacific Ocean and nearby lakes. Commercial boating accidents and recreational boating accidents alike are bound to happen.
Approximately 70 percent of boating accidents involve operator error or negligence, but they can also result from equipment failure or defect. If you have been involved in a serious boating accident, you should contact one of the San Diego boat accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a recreational boating accident, you should contact a qualified boat accident lawyer who can evaluate the details of your case. An attorney may be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries. Our boat accident lawyers handle all types of cases involving commercial ships, yachts, motorboats, personal watercraft and even kayaks.
Common Types of Boating Accidents
Our San Diego boat accident lawyers cover all types of accidents, including some of these common recreational boat accidents:
- Collisions with a pier, dock, a submerged object
- Collisions with another boat
- Waterskiing accidents, including injuries from propellers or carbon monoxide poisoning
- Falling overboard
- Fires, explosions and electrocution
Maritime Law in San Diego
Maritime law is a wide-ranging area of law covering events on all navigable waterways, which can even include inland lakes. Maritime cases can involve workers involved in commercial boating accidents.
A federal law named The Jones Act allows any worker injured because of negligence by a member of a ship’s crew, its officers or the ship’s owner to seek financial compensation from their employers. Negligence can include dangerous working conditions, poorly maintained equipment, or failure by the ship’s officers or crew to comply with proper procedures.
Boating Accident Lawyer in San Diego
An experienced boat accident lawyer at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn can help you recover compensation for your injuries. This can include all medical expenses, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured in either a recreational boating accident or a commercial boating accident, contact a boat accident lawyer for a consultation today.