The lakes and waterways of California’s Central Valley are havens for boaters. In the Sacramento area, the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area has one of the largest inland marinas in the state. The lake is a popular spot for boating, sailing, Jet Skiing and water skiing.
Nothing can ruin a perfect summer day faster than a boating accident. Depending on the speed and watercraft involved, an accident may lead to life-altering injuries or loss of life. And these tragic accidents are more common than you might think.
According to data from the California Department of Boating and Waterways, there are hundreds of boat accidents every year across the state, resulting in millions of dollars in property damage.
In boating accident cases, much often hinges on determining who was at fault — or negligent, in legal terms. The answer isn’t always apparent. Perhaps the operator of the other watercraft was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Perhaps he or she was speeding or driving recklessly. An in-depth investigation may be necessary to uncover what happened. An investigation may also reveal other factors that contributed to the accident such as adverse weather conditions.
Sacramento accident lawyers at The Weinberger Law Firm, we have the resources and experience to help you get to the bottom of what happened. Our lawyers have been fighting for the rights of accident victims for nearly 25 years. As a result, we understand how to approach these cases.
Whether you were injured on a personal watercraft, commercial boat or any other type of vessel, you can turn to us for experienced personal injury guidance.
Contact our Sacramento accident lawyers to discuss your injuries. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients. You can reach us by phone at (916) 357-6767 or send us an email to schedule an appointment.