Those who suffer harm as a result of another party’s negligence benefit from the help of a law firm vastly experienced with San Diego maritime litigation. Offshore accidents can be complex matters, often involving overlapping laws. Not every personal injury attorney understands the laws and their application to boating accident cases.
When an adverse incident occurs on a watercraft and a person is injured or killed, the laws protecting the victim are unique. The road to seeking compensation depends on a variety of factors including the type of vessel(s) involved, where the incident occurred, the cause of the accident, and other case specific details.
At CaseyGerry, we understand the distinct set of laws that apply to maritime litigation. Our boating accident lawyers have decades of experience representing clients who have suffered loss or injury at sea.
Our firm handles cases involving a wide range of vessels, including:
Each case is different. Injuries have occurred as a result of negligence, unsafe conditions, malfunctioning equipment, or another preventable problem. In the end, our goals are the same: to find a resolution that meets our clients’ long-term needs.
There is no doubt that boaters have a lot of freedom when operating their boat on the open water, but all water vessels are subject to boating rules, restrictions, and requirements. Boaters also have a duty to safely operate their vessels, especially when navigating water that is occupied by other people and boats. Unfortunately, boat operators sometimes breach their duty of care, and violate boating laws, injuring innocent people as a result.
The following are some of the most common causes and contributing factors in boating accidents:
Depending on your accident circumstances, potentially liable parties include commercial boating companies, boat operators and owners, and water vessels, manufacturers. Proving your claim involves determining the cause of the accident, demonstrating that the defendant’s negligence or recklessness caused the accident, and providing evidence of the extent of your injuries and damages sustained.
If someone else’s negligence caused your boating accident and injuries, you are entitled to seek compensation for resulting injuries and damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. When injuries are serious or permanent, you may also seek compensation for pain, suffering, and disability. Surviving family members of those who have suffered fatal boat accident injuries may have a right to compensation under a wrongful death claim.
Over more than 70 years in practice, the experienced lawyers at CaseyGerry have handled a wide range of maritime litigation cases. We have obtained justice for individuals working on fishing boats as well as those who were swimming or sailing recreationally. Our firm also had a pivotal role in the 1989 Exxon oil spill litigation, representing more than 1,000 people.
CaseyGerry’s investigators and legal team are well-versed in the nuances of maritime law. We’re committed to identifying whose carelessness led to the accident, then serving as the voice and advocate for our injured clients.
If you suffered an injury at sea, we can help. Our firm can assist you in receiving financial compensation for physical, emotional, and financial losses resulting from the crash. Call CaseyGerry at (619) 238-1811 for a confidential consultation.