Los Angeles Boating Accident Attorney

Joshua W. Glotzer, Esq

Managing Partner

Los Angeles Boating Accident Attorney: FI

Southern California’s beaches, lakes, and rivers offer endless opportunities for boating and water recreation. However, with this enjoyment comes the unfortunate risk of boating accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Los Angeles boating accident, you need an experienced Los Angeles boating accident attorney on your side.

Glotzer & Leib, LLP understands the devastation and complex legal issues involved in boating accident cases. Our firm specializes in maritime law, giving us a deep understanding of the unique regulations that govern boating accidents. With our skilled representation, you can seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

Send us a message or call (747) 241-8288 today for a free consultation.

Los Angeles County Boating Accident Statistics: What You Should Know

Los Angeles County’s vibrant boating scene, unfortunately, also comes with risks:

  • High Boat Registration: In 2020 it was found that California has the 4th highest number of registered boats in America. And in 2013, Los Angeles County had the highest number of registered boats in California (98,748), underscoring the potential for accidents.
  • Significant Accident Rate: Los Angeles County represented a concerning 20% of all Southern California boating accidents in 2016, including 17% of injuries and 14% of fatalities.
  • Accident Hotspots: Be especially cautious when boating in these Los Angeles County areas:
    • Santa Monica Bay
    • Long Beach Area
    • Pacific Ocean
    • Castaic Lake
    • Pyramid Lake

Why These Statistics Matter to You

If you or a loved one has suffered through a Los Angeles boating accident, these statistics offer both somber validation and a path toward action:

  • You’re Not Alone: It may feel isolating after such a traumatic experience but know that boating accidents are a serious issue in our community. This doesn’t diminish your pain, but it can provide a sense of shared struggle.
  • Understanding Builds Empowerment:  While these numbers are alarming, they also reveal patterns.  Knowing the most common causes of boating accidents (operator inexperience, BUI, equipment issues, etc.) strengthens your understanding of what may have happened and how to build a case with legal support.
  • Experience Matters:  Boating accident cases are often complex due to maritime law. An experienced Los Angeles boating accident lawyer knows the legal landscape, potential hurdles, and can aggressively fight for your maximum compensation.
  • Don’t Face This Alone:  The emotional and financial aftermath of a boating accident can be overwhelming. Let a compassionate legal team handle the legal complexities while you focus on healing.

Glotzer & Leib, LLP: Your Dedicated Advocates

We’re here to fight for the justice and support you deserve after a devastating boating accident. Contact us today for a free consultation: (747)241-8288 or send us a message.

Can I File a Boating Accident Lawsuit?

Los Angeles Boating Accident Attorney: Lawsuit

If someone’s negligence or reckless behavior caused your boating accident injuries, or the tragic loss of a loved one, you may have a strong case for a lawsuit.  A skilled Los Angeles boat injury lawyer can assess your situation and fight for just compensation.

Common Scenarios That May Warrant Legal Action:

  • Hit and Run Boating Accidents: Fleeing the scene is illegal and shows a disregard for others’ safety.
  • Speed-Related Boat Wrecks: Reckless speeding endangers everyone on the water.
  • Breaking “No-Wake” Zone Rules: The damage caused by ignoring these zones can be severe.
  • Accidents Caused by Faulty Equipment: Manufacturers and rental companies can be liable if defects cause harm.
  • Overcrowding-Related Accidents: Boat operators have a duty to ensure safe capacity limits.
  • Missing or Improper Navigation Lights: Operating at night without proper lighting is incredibly dangerous.
  • Boating Under the Influence (BUI): Just like driving, operating a boat while intoxicated is illegal and irresponsible.
  • Collisions with Other Boats: Determining who was at fault is key for these complex cases.
  • Collisions with Fixed Objects: Obstacles should be clearly marked, and operators held accountable for inattention.
  • Accidents Due to Inexperienced or Negligent Operators: Boaters have a responsibility to know the rules and operate their vessels safely.

Why Talk to a Los Angeles Boat Injury Lawyer?

  • Proving Negligence: Building a strong case requires demonstrating that another party’s actions directly caused your injuries.
  • Navigating Maritime Law: Boating accidents fall under a specialized set of laws that an experienced lawyer understands.
  • Maximizing Compensation: You may be entitled to damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

California has time limits (statutes of limitations) on filing personal injury lawsuits. Contact a qualified Los Angele boat injury lawyer like Glotzer & Leib, LLP immediately to protect your rights.

Contact a Los Angeles Boat Accident Attorney Today

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.

To set up a free consultation with our Los Angeles boating accident lawyers, call us directly at (747) 241-8288 or fill out our online contact form today.


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      “Mr. Josh Glotzer is a great attorney. Over the last 15 years he has helped me on a number of cases with professionalism, and more importantly a positive outcome in my favor. I have referred him to a number of friends and colleagues, all of which have been equally as happy with his legal representation. I trust him and confident in legal ability. I highly recommend his law firm.”

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      “My wife was in a car accident last year and Josh did an amazing job representing her. It’s very refreshing to see someone in his profession that actually cares and puts his clients first. He’s the best in the business and I feel so fortunate that I was referred to him. Keep up the great work and thanks for everything you did for my family!”

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    Glotzer & Leib, LLP
    714 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 632
    Los Angeles, California 90015 (213) 309-3050

    Our Los Angeles office is conveniently located at the junction of the 110 and 10 freeways and in the heart of the downtown entertainment district.