Southern California has fame for its great beaches and waterfront. Often, these natural resources help people relax. For example, grabbing a boat and going fishing with the family. Could be a chartered vessel, could be a small sailboat. But the bottom line is that you are out on the waves away from land. Unfortunately, another boater on the coastal waterways could negligent or reckless and cause harm.
And if this negligence happened to you, a loved one, or some other innocent boater, it is usually serious. It’s cold out there. Water can become so chilly that people suffer hypothermia. So even with life preservers, you and your kids could still be gravely injured.
Drowning and other problems are just a few of the other issues faced to a boatless crew. So probably everyone had gotten injured. Hence, the parties, including you, will need probably some type of legal assistance. Most of all, a person needs legal guidance through this trying and confusing time. The Ehline Law Firm stands ready to assist.
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What We Do For Waterborne Accident Victims
There is no time to wait in acting after a boating accident. Also, issues could arise with statutes of limitations. And even evidence could deteriorate if you wait too long. A skilled boating accident attorney from the Ehline Law Firm can assist at any point. And we will send someone to you to speak with you and witnesses. Our experts will document the injuries, evidence, and other factors needed in a case like this. Then we will compile any law record from the police or Coast Guard. Next we’ll 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. There are many vessels and recreational craft headed to and from Avalon. Especially this is true on the weekends during summers. So these little See Doo and Jet Ski style craft may be out there among the larger craft.
Often fog, or other considerations allow collisions to take place. Sometimes captains become careless. No matter how hard the L.A. Sheriff and Coast Guard work, they cannot prevent drownings from watercraft accidents completely. Families should have the best possible lawyer when they get hurt or lose a loved on at sea.
- 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. And this is especially true for those that are not skilled in their operation. Mostly, boaters in LA are weekend warriors. Lucky for them that there are also many professional skippers in these same sea lanes. So at least these civilian mariners have vets looking out for them with a nice blow of a fog horn.
Often, operators without much experience can be negligent and cause serious issues. Sometimes their passengers and others are hospitalized. Still worse, other times these passengers are taken to a morgue. Those surviving passengers and crew hurt in these circumstances can face severe brain and neck injuries.
And in some cases, coma even death. Contacting the right law firm is more than just opening a phone book and hoping for the best. The integrity, knowledge, and a can do attitude of the Ehline Law Firm that is demonstrated in our online authority. And that alone 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. So these can cause damage to the boat, but no injuries. However, major incidents of bodily harm include when a boat driver gets intoxicated. And this could obviously cause severe impairment and indignity. So already, these scofflaws are likely navigating in a reckless manner. When this occurs, a victim often faces certain permanent disabilities. Things like spinal cord injuries, lacerations, missing limbs, and broken bones are not uncommon injuries at sea.
Boat propellers can also cause devastating injuries. Also, when boats collide with objects or vessels, passengers can fall overboard. Often they get lost at sea. These people thrown into the water risk drowning. And this is more true if they do not have the proper flotation devices. Hence, 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. Hundreds of cases representing victims of severe injury have won on behalf many clients. And the record reflects that we will stop at nothing for a total victory. Furthermore, the lead attorney, Michael Ehline, is a disabled former Marine. So he doesn’t know how to quit. Most of all, he wants to help boating and other victims through this hard time.
Our entire firm are attorneys with the skill and resources to assist you to win this case. Also, we will inform you of your legal rights and find funding and resources. So this will help to guide you through this difficult time. We build the value of the case. And as always, we don’t recover fees unless we win for you.
Some Excellent 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 gets 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.