Boating accidents include all marine accidents that happen on the high seas and can involve recreational boaters, jet skiers, seamen and/or cruise ship passengers. Different laws regulate litigation for recreational boat accidents and seamen.
We can help you if you have been in international waters or just out on a local water way like Lake Berryessa, Lake Shasta, San Francisco Bay, Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta or a river. For any accidents that take place at sea, contact one of our experienced boating accident attorneys today to get the compensation that you deserve for your pain an suffering. Boating accident accidents can be intricate and our team of dedicated attorneys can help make sense of them.
Injured on California Waters
The Kuvara Law Firm represents clients whose injuries from recreational boating have been caused by something as simple as a slick deck or as complicated as a collision with another vessel. Unfortunately, drinking while boating is one of the leading causes of recreational boating, sailboat, and jet ski accidents.
Working on the High Seas
If you have suffered an injury while working on any sort of boat, you are also entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and your lost wages, both past and future. These claims are made under the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. 30104, claiming negligence, and under the General Maritime Law, claiming an unseaworthy condition of the vessel and/or its crew. Payment of these claims comes at the end of the case. However, there are a number of specific laws which apply to professional seafarers who have been injured or taken ill while on navigable waters. You need to contact an attorney who can assist you in these legal matters.
Kuvara Law Firm‘s boating accident attorneys have a complete understanding of the various factors involved in maritime injury litigation. For instance, state and federal law each have different statutes of limitation for injuries that take place on the water. Your damages are likely to be calculated differently. Contact us to talk to a boating accident lawyer to find out more about your legal rights and multiple options.