Boating Accidents in Long Beach

Long Beach residents benefit from some of the best beaches and marinas in California. Unfortunately, this makes them particularly vulnerable to falling victim to a boating accident. An average of 40 boating accidents a month occur in California, most of these due to some type of operator negligence.

Whether you or a loved one has been injured in or around our local waterways or a nearby lake, our experienced Long Beach personal injury lawyer can assist you in your pursuit of compensation. At The Overett Group, our skilled attorney is dedicated to providing the personal commitment and skill your case needs.

Causes of Boating Accidents

Whether it's a ski boat, luxury yacht, or commercial vessel, all type of boats carry inherent risks for their drivers and passengers. The California Department of Boating and Waterways lists numerous causes of boating accidents, including:

  • Operator inattention
  • Driver inexperience
  • Speed
  • Passenger behavior
  • Reckless operation
  • Equipment failure
  • Alcohol or drug consumption
  • Improper loading

More Than One Way to Rock the Boat

Not all boating accidents are the high-speed collisions featured in the movies. Regardless of the type of accident, however, any boating accident can effect lasting and devastating damages to its victims.

There are many types of boating accidents, including:

  • Collision
  • Flooding
  • Grounding
  • Skier mishap
  • Capsizing
  • Falling overboard
  • Explosion or fire

All Boating Accidents Have Consequences

Regardless of the type of boating accident or what caused it, all boating accident can have devastating consequences for their victims. Medical bills, loss of employment, disability, or wrongful death can all be the result of boating negligence.

Representation From a Long Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

At the Overett Group, our firm has a 100% success rate. For 14 years, our Long Beach personal injury lawyer has won compensation for each and every one of our clients. We are dedicated to providing the personal attention and aggressive representation needed for your personal injury case.

We are anxious to discuss the unique needs and parameters of your boating accident claim! Contact us today to set up your free case evaluation!