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Boating Accident Attorneys in Oxnard

Crane Flores, LLP – (805) 628-4967

Boating accidents can have devastating results. At Crane Flores, LLP, we provide diligent legal services to injured clients. Recreational boating is a popular way to enjoy the summer, but it also poses a serious risk of injuries. Whatever your situation, our Oxnard boating accident lawyers will discuss your options, answer your questions, and guide you through the legal process. Fill out our online contact form today to get in touch with a member of our team.

Recreational Boating Statistics

The U.S. Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety estimated that there were nearly 4,300 recreational boating accidents in 2017. These resulted in 658 fatalities, 2,629 injuries, and more than $46 million in property damages. Furthermore, more than 75% of all boating accident victims died of drowning, and 84.5% of drowning victims were not wearing life jackets. While recreational boating is fun, lack of diligence and failure to comply with safety guidelines puts everyone at risk for injuries.

Common Causes of Boating Accidents

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the most common causes of recreational boating accidents include:

  • Operator inattention – Distracted boating is very dangerous. It often involves using a cell phone, listening to music, and having a conversation with other passengers.
  • Operator inexperience – Many boat operators lack the experience and knowledge of proper boating procedures, speed limits, navigational rules, and use of boating equipment. This could lead to a serious accident.
  • Boating under the influence (BUI) – The use of alcohol is a major contributing factor in many recreational boating accidents. Boating under the influence of alcohol is strictly outlawed, and carries serious criminal penalties.
  • Machinery failure – Proper maintenance is necessary to prevent equipment malfunctions. Boat owners must maintain their vessels to avoid propeller damage, engine failure, and other mechanical problems.
  • Improper lookout – Boat operators must pay attention and keep a sharp eye on the boat's surroundings at all times. They need to watch for other craft, people swimming, and objects in the water.

Boat operators are responsible to receive the proper training and to operate the boat in a reasonably safe manner. Failure to provide maintenance, performing reckless boating maneuvers, or failing to abide by safe boating practices could lead to an accident. Our firm will conduct an investigation to determine who is liable, and will help you file a claim to pursue justice.

Knowledgeable Oxnard Boating Accident Attorneys

Crane Flores, LLP has more than 50 years of collective legal experience. We stay up to date on federal and state laws, and are backed by a track record of successful case results. If you or a loved one have been injured in a recreational boating accident, our Oxnard personal injury lawyers will gather evidence and represent you tenaciously every step of the way.

Contact our firm today or dial (805) 628-4967 to schedule a free consultation.

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