Southern California is known for its great beaches and waterfront. Often, these natural resources are used to relax and go fishing or boating with the family. Unfortunately, this situation can chance in an instance if someone on a lake or coastal waterways is negligent. If due to this negligence you, a loved one, or some other innocent boater was injured, the parties, including you, will need probably some type of legal assistance for guidance through this trying and confusing time. The Ehline Law Firm PC stands ready to assist.
What We Do For Waterborne Accident Victims
There is no time to wait in acting after a boating accident. There could be issues with statutes of limitations and evidence that could deteriorate if you wait. A skilled attorney from the Ehline Law Firm can assist at any point and will send someone to you to speak with you and witnesses, and document injuries, evidence, and other factors needed in a case like this. We will also compile any law record from the police or Coast Guard and make sure that your situation is properly documented.
The Pacific Coast is one of the most beautiful in the world. This ingress and egress includes Greater Los Angeles, from Huntington or Newport Harbor, Orange County, all the way to the Oxnard.
- Boating collisions
- Another negligent boat driver
- Gasoline fires and explosions
- Inexperienced boat operator
- Careless boat driving
- Poor judgment
- Lack of concentration to other boats and people in the water
- The boat capsizing
- Sinking boat
- Being thrown overboard
- Falling overboard
- Flooding of the boat
Most boats have overpowered engines that lead to higher speed and risk, especially for those that are not skilled in their operation.
Often operators without much experience can be negligent and cause serious issues to their own passengers and to others. Those hurt in these circumstances can face severe brain and neck injuries, and in some cases even death. Contacting the right law firm is more than just opening a phone book. The integrity, knowledge, and a can do attitude of the Ehline Law Firm makes all the difference.
Minor Versus Major Catastrophes on Private Sea Vessels
There can be minor accidents caused by two boats running into each other which can cause damage to the boat, but no injuries. However, major incidents that include bodily harm can include when a boat driver is intoxicated or navigating in a reckless manner, which could obviously cause severe impairment and indignity. When this occurs, a victim often face brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, missing limbs, and broken bones. Boat propellers can also cause severe injuries, as can boats that collide. These can cause people to be thrown into the water and risk drowning, especially if they do not have the proper flotation devices. The need for legal help is vital.
There can be many causes for such an accident, and our attorneys can handle them all. We are cognizant of all potential factors and know that even a skilled driver cannot avoid all issues. Poor behavior can sometimes lead to the loss of passengers and severe emotional stress.
The track record of the Ehline Law Firm is second to none in the greater LA area. Our hundreds of cases representing victims of severe injury and winning on their behalf means that we will stop at nothing for victory. Our lead attorney, Michael Ehline, is a disabled former Marine that doesn’t know how to quit and wants to help boating and other victims through this hard time.
Our entire firm is made up of attorneys with the skill and resources to assist you to win this case. We will inform you of your legal rights and find funding and resources to guide you through this difficult time. We build the value of the case and know that we don’t recover fees unless we win for you.
Some of The Best California Boat Accident Attorneys are Only a Phone Call, or E-Mail Away
Boat injuries happen every day on the West Side. If you or a loved one has been injured, we vow to assist as we can. We can meet you wherever needed, whether it be at a house or hospital. Let us be there for you. Call us for a free consultation at 888-400-9721.