Boating Accidents

Were you or a loved one injured in a boating accident?

Understanding boating accidents

In 2019, a total of 613 Americans died from boating accidents and 2,559 were injured.The term boating accident covers a large variety of different incidents and vessels, from sailboats and speedboats to personal watercraft (jet skis) and even hovercraft. Often accidents involving boats  include either hitting another vessel or hitting an obstacle, like a dock or a reef. 

The most common ways boating accidents occur are:

  • Operator's lack of attention/focus on vessel function
  • Inexperienced operator 
  • Reckless actions by drivers, passengers or skiers
  • Equipment failure
  • Speeding
  • Driving vessel under the influence and colliding with an obstacle or another vessel

Driving under the influence may entail:

  • Having consumed alcohol
  • Having consumed marijuana
  • Having consumed a prescription drug
  • Having consumed some over the counter drugs

Victims of boating accidents have rights

The Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez can help victims of boat related accidents by:

  • Providing assistance in filing a police report if one was not filed, or pulling a police report that has been filed
  • Attaining proper medical treatment for victims
  • Procuring the boat owner’s information
  • Investigating all potential defendants
  • Sending a demand for client compensation
  • Communicating with the insurance company and defense attorneys on our client’s behalf
  • Filing a lawsuit and guiding client throughout the legal process
  • In some cases, settling a case before filing a lawsuit
  • Reimbursing appropriate parties as needed by communicating with insurance companies

Victims have a voice with Sylvia V. Gonzalez

When you or a loved one are injured, the last thing you want to worry about is the influx of to-dos that result from your traumatic injury. The Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez can handle all of the obstacles that you may encounter as a victim of traumatic injury. With the Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez on your side, you can focus on recovering. With over 10 years of practicing law, the Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez provides legal excellence with a personal touch.

The Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez has helped hundreds of victims by:

  • Gaining reimbursement for victims’ past, present, and future medical expenses
  • Winning victim cases quickly without clients having to go to court
  • Accepting payment only when a client wins their case or is presented with a sufficient settlement 
  • Providing emotional closure for victims of traumatic injury incidents
  • Negotiating with insurance companies to keep more money in the victim’s pocket

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