As a Los Angeles boating accident attorney, I know that our waterways can be dangerous. In fact, according to the California Department of Boating and Waterways, California is one of the highest states in the country for boating accidents. In a recent report, there were 42 people killed in boat accidents on California waterways. Moreover, 74 percent of the deaths were caused by drowning. Oftentimes general regulations regarding boating safety in these cases are not followed (e.g. Boating Safety).
Were you involved in a waterway incident and need experienced California boating accident lawyers to represent you? Contact the Steven M. Sweat, Personal Injury Lawyers, APC to speak with experienced California boating accident lawyers today.
Of the many ways that someone can be injured or killed while on the water, just a few of the most common are listed below.
Accidents related to the boat capsizing
Injuries or mishaps due to falling overboard the vessel
Boating fires or explosions
Collisions between two ships or boats
Injury caused from the negligent operation of a boat including driving a boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs
And some of the common injuries that may be sustained from a boat accident are:
Current statistics show that there were more than 893,828 registered boats in California in 2006. Of all the persons that died as a result of a fall overboard, 71 percent were not wearing a life jacket. However, many of these fatalities would have still occurred because of the negligence of someone else. Most of the boating accidents are reported to happen during the peak of the spring and summer months between June and September.
Losing a loved one is never an easy event to deal with. It is a traumatic and difficult event to have to cope with and there is no amount of financial reward that can replace the life of a human being. However, if you have lost a loved one due to a boating fatality, the lawyers at the Steven M. Sweat, Personal Injury Lawyers, APC sincerely offers you the deepest sympathies during your grieving process. If you are grieving from the death of your loved that was caused by the negligence and carelessness of someone else, contact our lawyers as soon as possible to seek out justice for loss.
If you were involved in a waterway incident and need experienced California boating accident lawyer, contact our office at our statewide toll free watercraft accident hotline: 866-966-5240
I have known Steven for some time now and when his services were required he jumped in and took control of my cases. I had two and they were handled with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. He went the extra mile regardless of the bumps in the road. I can not see me using any other attorney and I would recommend him to any of my family and friends. Josie A.
Steven was vital during our most trying time. He was referred by a friend after an accident that involved a family member. While he was critical and lying in the hospital, Steven was kind, patient and knowledgeable about what we were going through. Following our loss, Steven became a tough and aggressive negotiator and made sure that we receive a huge compensation. I would refer Steven in fact, this happened 2 years ago and I still speak highly of his service. Cheryl S.
Mr. Sweat is a pitbull in the courtroom as well as settlement negotiations - You can't have a better equipped attorney in your corner! It is a pleasure working as colleagues together on numerous cases. He can get the job done. Jonathan K.
Because of Steven Sweat, my medical support was taken care of. Plus, I had more money to spare for my other bills. Steven is not only an excellent personal injury lawyer, providing the best legal advice, but also a professional lawyer who goes beyond his call of duty just to help his clients! He stood up for me and helped me get through the process. I would definitely recommend. I couldn't think of any better lawyer than him. MiraJane C.
I must tell anyone, if you need a great attorney, Steve sweat is the guy! I had an awful car accident and had no idea where to turn. He had so much to deal with because my accident was a 4 car pile up. Not to mention all the other cars were behind me and they were not wanting to settle in any way! He never stopped working for me and had my best interest at heart! Audra W.
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