Accidents And Injuries Involving Boats And Personal Watercraft

If your fun outing on the water ended in a serious injury accident, you may have a claim for damages against the individual or entity whose negligence caused your family's ordeal. Boating accidents are complex and governed by different laws and agencies from auto accidents. It is important to seek legal counsel from an attorney experienced with these cases.

Over the last 25-plus years, the law firm of Guenard & Bozarth has recovered millions of dollars in personal injury and wrongful death compensation for victims of boating and Jet Ski accidents. From offices in Sacramento and Elk Grove, we serve the surrounding counties of Northern California.

What are your rights? Do you have a case? Get answers at 916-226-9098.

Experienced Trial Attorneys For Serious Boating Injuries

When so many people flock to the same waters, safety is critical. Watercraft are inherently dangerous, but some people think that anything goes when they get out on the lake. Other boaters lack the experience or common sense to avoid a collision.

We investigate boat and watercraft accidents on the Sacramento River and area reservoirs, including New Melones Lake, Camanche Reservoir, New Hogan Lake, Folsom Lake and Lake Berryessa. Our law partners have handled a wide range of cases, including:

  • Collisions between two boats
  • Falls from personal watercraft
  • Swimmers and water skiers run over by boats
  • Collisions with docks or piers
  • Propeller and propulsion injuries
  • Boat-related drownings

We have obtained verdicts and settlements against the owners and operators of powerboats, personal watercraft (Jet Skis), fishing boats and other motorized vessels. The negligence often takes the form of alcohol impairment, unsafe speed, riding too close to others, operating at night, or negligent entrustment of the watercraft to a youth or child. We also pursue product liability claims against manufacturers, such as a lawsuit against Sea-Doo for internal injuries a client suffered from the jet pressure when she fell off the back of a watercraft.

Committed To Full Recovery Of Compensation

Our lawyers have assembled engineers and other experts who can help reconstruct the events to assign liability for a boating accident. We work closely with clients, doctors and other professionals to understand and portray the physical, financial and emotional harm such as lost earnings, future surgery, and damages for pain and suffering.

Rather than taking a lowball settlement, we prepare and persist to get full value for claims, even if that means going to trial. Call our Sacramento boating accident attorneys for a free consultation or describe your accident through our online form, and we will contact you.