BOATING AND PWC

ACCIDENTS

Helping Victims of Boating and PWC Accidents in Southern California

If you need an experienced attorney to help you navigate the complex process of filing a personal injury claim, the law firm of Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) can help. For more than 40 years, our lawyers have been committed to getting our clients results. We’re ready to get you through this difficult time.

Secured More than $1 Billion for Our Clients

Since 1977, OPO has helped countless clients recover from the aftermath of their boating accident and personal watercraft (PWC) collision. Our law firm is able to handle cases that involve lake, river, and ocean accidents that have occurred all over California.

We understand that the period following an accident can be a stressful time. You may be experiencing a wide range of emotions, from sadness to downright anger over the impact this tragic event has had on your quality of life. In addition to the severe pain from the injuries that you may be experiencing from your accident, you may also be plagued with insurmountable medical debt.

Our boating and PWC accident attorneys can help you get the compensation you need to initiate the healing process and rebuild your life. If you’ve suffered injuries from a boating accident due to negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills.
  • Loss of income.
  • Pain and suffering.

 

For a free legal consultation with a boating and PWC accident lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

We’re More than Attorneys. We’re Trusted Partners You Can Depend On.

Our dedication to your case goes beyond our legal duties. We’re more than legal advisors, we’re confidants and trusted partners you can lean on to guide you through this difficult time. When you work with one of our Southern California boat and PWC accident attorneys, you can expect:

  • A source of education—It’s not every day that you’re involved in an accident, so we understand you may have questions. Feelings of uncertainty can leave you off-kilter and seeking reassurance during the boat accident injury claim process. Along with the medical treatment you require, our personal injury firm will work hard to ensure you have peace of mind throughout this process by keeping you informed as your case progresses.
  • Personalized attention to your case—Regardless of how big or small your claim is, your case will remain a priority. Our firm’s philosophy is putting our clients first. For us, more than the awards and the accolades, though we have plenty of those too, our priority is client satisfaction. Whether it’s a medical treatment you need, a question you need answering in your case, or simply repair the damage done to your spirit, we will work hard to ensure you are well-cared for and that your rights are protected.
  • Compassion when you need it most—We recognize that as you move along the path to recovery, you occasionally may need to hear a friendly voice on the other end of the phone. For us, you’re more than a client; you’re family and should be treated accordingly. Our boating and PWC accident attorneys are readily available to address any questions or concerns you may have — and just because your case settles doesn’t mean your relationship with us has to end. Many of our clients have gone on to become lifelong friends.

 

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    If you need an experienced attorney to help you navigate the complex process of filing a personal injury claim, the law firm of Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) can help. For more than 40 years, our lawyers have been committed to getting our clients results. We’re ready to get you through this difficult time.

    Secured More than $1 Billion for Our Clients

    Since 1977, OPO has helped countless clients recover from the aftermath of their boating accident and personal watercraft (PWC) collision. Our law firm is able to handle cases that involve lake, river, and ocean accidents that have occurred all over California.

    We understand that the period following an accident can be a stressful time. You may be experiencing a wide range of emotions, from sadness to downright anger over the impact this tragic event has had on your quality of life. In addition to the severe pain from the injuries that you may be experiencing from your accident, you may also be plagued with insurmountable medical debt.

    Our boating and PWC accident attorney can help you get the compensation you need to initiate the healing process and rebuild your life. If you’ve suffered injuries from a boating accident due to negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for:

    • Medical bills.
    • Loss of income.
    • Pain and suffering.

     

    For a free legal consultation with a boating and PWC accident lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

    We’re More than Attorneys. We’re Trusted Partners You Can Depend On.

    Our dedication to your case goes beyond our legal duties. We’re more than legal advisors, we’re confidants and trusted partners you can lean on to guide you through this difficult time. When you work with one of our Southern California boat and PWC accident attorneys, you can expect:

    • A source of education—It’s not every day that you’re involved in an accident, so we understand you may have questions. Feelings of uncertainty can leave you off-kilter and seeking reassurance during the boat accident injury claim process. Along with the medical treatment you require, our personal injury firm will work hard to ensure you have peace of mind throughout this process by keeping you informed as your case progresses.
    • Personalized attention to your case—Regardless of how big or small your claim is, your case will remain a priority. Our firm’s philosophy is putting our clients first. For us, more than the awards and the accolades, though we have plenty of those too, our priority is client satisfaction. Whether it’s a medical treatment you need, a question you need answering in your case, or simply repair the damage done to your spirit, we will work hard to ensure you are well-cared for and that your rights are protected.
    • Compassion when you need it most—We recognize that as you move along the path to recovery, you occasionally may need to hear a friendly voice on the other end of the phone. For us, you’re more than a client; you’re family and should be treated accordingly. Our boating and PWC accident attorneys are readily available to address any questions or concerns you may have — and just because your case settles doesn’t mean your relationship with us has to end. Many of our clients have gone on to become lifelong friends.

     

    Contact Us Today

    Request a Free
    Consultation




      The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

      Disclaimer:



      Why Boating Accidents in Southern California Are Common

      With plenty of access to the ocean and lakes and year-round warm weather, California is a boater’s paradise. Millions of boat lovers flock to the water each year to enjoy their favorite pastime, but amid their fun in the sun is a growing health crisis as the number of boating and PWC accidents continues to increase. According to the United States Coast Guard, boating and PWC accidents resulted in 613 deaths, 2,559 injuries, and a total of 4,168 accidents in 2019.

      For many, boating is nothing more than a hobby intended to relax on the open water while sharing a few laughs with family and friends. As a result, these inexperienced boaters fail to familiarize themselves with safety protocols. This lack of awareness often leads to dire consequences for surrounding boaters and PWC operators.

      Why You Should Hire a Boating and PWC Accident Lawyer to Help with Your Settlement

      • Negotiate your medical bills—The financial impact of a boating or a PWC accident can at times, outweigh the severity of your sustained physical injuries. Studies show that more than half of Americans go bankrupt due to medical costs. Over the years, OPO has developed a trusted network of doctors and medical professionals who can provide you with treatment at no upfront costs. To lower your medical expenses, we will also negotiate your hospital bills, if needed.
      • Communicate with insurance providers and other parties involved—Insurance companies rarely have your best interest at heart and will often attempt to deny or delay your claim. In the slight chance that they do settle on a pay-out, they have a tendency to present claimants with a lowball offer. A boating accident attorney will handle all aspects of negotiating on your behalf, including communicating with insurance companies and all other parties involved.
      • Handle all aspects of your case from start to finish—The aftermath of a boating accident can be both physically and emotionally taxing. Our attorneys will handle all aspects of your case so that you can focus on your recovery.

      Helping You Determine the Cause for Maximum Compensation

      From helping the families of drowning victims to standing up for the rights of people severely injured in boating accidents, our team understands the importance of building strong cases to get results.

      At OPO, we pay great attention to analyzing how an accident happened. Did your accident occur due to an untrained driver? Were Jet Ski injuries caused by a drunk boater? Regardless of the reason for negligence, we will obtain the compensation you need.

      Using our extensive resources, our attorneys will conduct a thorough examination of your case to ensure all responsible parties are held accountable. Our investigation process includes obtaining police reports, interviewing witnesses, and requesting medical records along with any additional documents to support your claim.

      Common Causes of Boating Accidents

      The U.S. Coast Guard’s 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics Report revealed that most accidents that occur are caused by the negligence of the boat’s operator. Had the boater acted responsibly and taken the necessary precautions these accidents could have been prevented.

      The five major contributing factors to boating and PWC accidents are:

      • Alcohol.
      • Operator inattention.
      • Improper lookout.
      • Inexperienced operator.
      • Excessive speed.

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      Learn About Your Rights and Legal Options

      When your life has fallen apart due to a boating accident or PWC collision, our attorneys at Owen, Patterson & Owen are here to help you chart the course. Call us at 800.676.5295 or contact us to schedule a meeting to discuss your accident with an experienced attorney.

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