One of the greatest benefits of living in southern California is having access to our vast network of waterways.
From oceans to lakes to rivers, we can enjoy on-the-water activities, such as recreational boating, at any of a number of nearby destinations.
However, an unfortunate result of so many of us enjoying time on the water is that it creates additional risks for us to suffer an injury or be involved in an accident.
In fact, according to the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW), 45 percent of the boating accidents that took place in and around California in 2013 happened in the southern part of the state.
Glotzer & Leib, LLP, understands the devastation victims and their families can face following a boating accident. Attorney Glotzer also understands the intricacies of maritime law, which is a practice area that is extremely complex and unlike any other.
Fortunately for his clients, our boating accident lawyer in Los Angeles has the skills and experience to guide them and their families through the legal process giving his clients the ability to hold those who harmed them to justice.
By the end of 2013, 98,748 boats were registered in Los Angeles County, which was the most vessels registered in a county statewide, according to the DBW.
In addition, this same data revealed that Los Angeles County boating accidents represented 15 percent of all such accidents in Southern California in 2013, including 16 percent of injuries and 17 percent of fatalities.
The majority of Los Angeles County boating accidents took place in five areas:
Of the boat accidents that took place along the Los Angeles Coast in 2013, according to the DBW, most involved:
If you were injured or someone you love was killed in an accident on or near the water due to an individual’s or a corporation’s negligence, you could be eligible to file a boating accident claim or lawsuit against those responsible.
Victims of the following accidents should speak with a Los Angeles boat injury lawyer as soon as possible:
There is so much to take into account following a boating accident. What type of insurance coverage do those involved have? In what type of body of water did the incident occur? (In the case of maritime law, can make a huge difference as to what law applies.)
What type of evidence is important and how is it discovered and collected?
These are the sort of questions that victims and their families need an experienced LA boat accident attorney with proven case results to help them answer.