Hemet Boat Accident Lawyer
Experienced Boating Accident Lawyers Serving Clients in Hemet, Ca
Boating is a great way to spend a relaxing weekend. It is the perfect getaway activity when you want to spend some bonding time with friends and/or family, or when you desire some alone time for yourself.
With so many scenic lakes and rivers in California, there are lots of relaxing boating activities you can carry out. Unfortunately, as wonderful as it is to go boating, it is also an activity with a high potential for accidents. The Hemet boat accident lawyer at Banner Attorneys knows the ins and outs of boat accidents.
Boating accidents statistics and causes
According to the California Division of Boating and Waterways, there were 588 boating accidents in 2016, with 266 resulting in injuries and 50 in deaths. In 2019, there were 471 accidents, with 217 injuries and 44 deaths.
Most times, those accidents are a result of factors beyond human control, such as environmental factors. However, there are times when accidents happen as a result of human errors.
These human factors include:
- Boating while under the influence of alcohol. This was a leading known contributing factor in boating accidents resulting in fatalities as it caused 23% of the deaths.
- Improperly instructed boating operators caused 70% of boating fatalities where the cause of the accident was known.
- Operator inattention
- Improper lookout
- Excessive speeding
- Defective boats or boat parts
- Poorly maintained boats
A closer look at these causes of boating accidents shows a universal cause – negligence. It is negligence that will cause a person to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol, or to take a boat out without checking whether all the parts are working properly, which is why it’s so important to hire a Hemet personal injury attorney that knows what they’re doing.
Why you should hire a Hemet boating accident lawyer
If you or your loved one has been injured in a boating accident in Hemet because of the negligent practices of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. In fact, you should be compensated for your injuries.
Unfortunately, what should happen and what does happen do not always align. This is especially true when you have to deal with insurance companies providing coverage for accidents like this.
It is common practice for these insurance companies to try to avoid paying out insurance claims to people. They do this not because the individual’s claim is not valid, but because they are in business to make profits. Their first order of business is to maximize profits while minimizing expenses.
To fulfill this order of business, they have lots of tactics they employ, which include, but are not limited to denying legitimate claims, undervaluing a claimant’s claim, and delaying payout of claims in the hope that claimants give up and abandon the claim.
This is why you should hire a Hemet boating accident lawyer. Our team of boating lawyers at Banner Attorneys are expert litigators with over 15 years of experience. We have dealt with insurance companies several times while representing our clients.
We know how to deal with them to get you the compensation that is yours by right. Some of the ways we will do this include:
- Filing a claim on your behalf
- Having settlement talks with them. Here, we will not only ensure that your claim is not denied, but we will also ensure that the settlement amount they name will be enough for you to maintain your quality of life.
- Going to trial. If we do not get satisfactory amounts from the insurance company, we will take the case to trial.
Why You Should Rely On Our Hemet Boat Accident Lawyer
Our goal is to see that our clients get the compensation they deserve when they suffer injuries from incidences like boating accidents. We understand how terrible these injuries can be, and we understand how devastating they can be on the families of the victims. So, we do not leave any stone unturned when we seek compensation for our clients. Reach out to us today at (909) 681-1622 to schedule a free non-obligatory and of course, confidential consultation.