California, with its beautiful weather and numerous lakes and waterways, has almost one million registered vessels. Every year thousands of people are injured and hundreds are killed in boating accidents. These accidents happen, not only in a privately-owned boat, but on a Jet Ski, ferry, row boat, canoe, or cruise ship.
Statistics show that recreational boats are more dangerous than automobiles. Today, operators are becoming younger and younger. Young people like to party and alcohol is known to be a leading factor in boating accidents. Alcohol, combined with fatigue, the hot sun and the wave action, can be deadly.
Because passengers on a boat are largely unprotected from impact and skiers are completely unprotected, injuries are often severe.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident as a result of another person's negligence, contact an experienced and capable San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who can investigate your case to determine the cause of the accident and if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and expenses.