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.

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.

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.

VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

We will promptly investigate your car, motorcycle or truck crash to pursue maximum damages.

INJURIES ON PROPERTY

If you were injured by someone’s animal or unsafe property, we hold that owner accountable

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is a legal term referring to a person who is fatally injured as a result of the negligence of another person or entity.

PERSONAL INJURY

We fight back when legitimate claims are unfairly denied by insurance companies.

INSURANCE BAD FAITH

Bad faith litigation is becoming more common as the insurance industry continues to engage in dishonest practices that trample the rights of policyholders.

INSURANCE COMPANIES KNOW US BECAUSE THEY’VE PAID OUR CLIENTS OVER $130 MILLION DOLLARS.

$2.9

MILLION

CAR ACCIDENT INJURY

Guenard & Bozarth llp obtained a $2,962,903 jury verdict in the Sacramento County Superior Court for plaintiff David Schoonover, who suffered head and neck injuries and fractures in a head-on accident on Roseville Road in Roseville on July 22, 2012

$300

THOUSAND

HAIR SALON INJURY

Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a case for $300,000 involving a hair weave that went terribly wrong. Our client was a young lady, and aspiring model, who experienced pressure necrosis from a tight weave and it changed her life.

$500

THOUSAND

SLIP & FALL INJURY

Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a slip and fall case for $500,000 a couple weeks before trial. The client slipped and fell on a wet piece of cardboard in a grocery store and sustained a serious shoulder injury that required surgery.

$300

THOUSAND

NEGLIGENCE INJURY

On February 13, 2013 Maricela, a Certified Nursing Assistant presented to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with complaint of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with a neck strain and was given Ibuprofen and instructed to return if her symptoms did not subside.

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– Bill
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