GJEL is one of California’s highest-rated boat accident law firms and we have recovered over $950 Million dollars for our clients while maintaining a 99% success rate. We specialize in helping victims who have been seriously injured or killed in boating and watercraft accidents throughout California.

If you or someone you love was seriously injured or killed in a boating accident contact GJEL for a free case review. We are committed to helping families and we will do everything possible to hold wrongdoers responsible.

If you or someone you love was injured in a boating accident you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Serious injuries and medical bills
  • Lost wages from injuries or death
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral expenses
  • & more

We fight for you at no out of pocket cost to you. You won’t pay unless and until we win your case. Contact a boat accident lawyer today to find out if you have a case.

At GJEL we give every case the personal attention it deserves. We are boat accident experts

California Boating Accidents Are Common

Whether you are enjoying time on a privately owned boat, riding a personal watercraft such as a jet ski, or taking a ferry to work you are at risk for serious boating injuries.

While boating can be a fun activity, sometimes accidents happen.

Although boat operators and owners have a duty to exercise the highest degree of care in order to prevent injuries to others, injuries still frequently occur as the result of negligence or carelessness.

Some of the most common boat accidents are the following:

  • Slip and fall due to a wet surface
  • Multiple boat collisions
  • Boat sinking or tipping
  • Boat fires
  • Falling off a boat
  • Death

Many accidents which take place on watercrafts are the result of a reckless or inexperienced operator or some type of boat malfunction.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a boating accident, contact GJEL Accident Attorneys today for a free case review. We have recovered over $10 million dollars for clients who have been seriously injured or killed due to the negligence of a boat operator or owner.

Boat Accidents are Common in the US

A man enjoying a boat ride in a California lake

There are approximately 13 million boats and watercrafts registered in the U.S., many of which should be equipped with Coast Guard approved safety devices, such as:

  • Personal floatation devices of varying sizes for adults and children
  • Sound producing devices, such as a horn, whistle, or bell
  • Working radio to make distress calls in the event of an emergency
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Visual distress signals such as lights or orange flags
  • Ventilation on gasoline powered boats

These and other safety devices are important for boaters of all ages and skill levels because they may save lives by preventing accidents and serious injuries. Unfortunately, 800 people are killed and over 8,000 people suffer injuries due to involvement in boating accidents every year.

Types of Cases We Handle

At GJEL we handle all types of boating accidents. Here are a few of the more common accidents we see:

  • Boating accidents at work related functions
  • Charter Boat and SCUBA Accidents
  • Boat Fires
  • Slip and Falls

While some boats may seem safer than others a cabin cruiser is just as suceptible to an accident as a sailboat. This is because weather on the water can be unpredicatable.

If you were injured on a boat you should talk to an attorney right away.

Talk to a boat accident attorney at GJEL

We invite you to call 1-855-508-9565 or email lawfirm@gjel.com to speak with an experienced boating accident injury attorney at GJEL if you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident. We provide free consultations, and we’re paid only when we win your claim. You’ll pay no fees if we don’t obtain a verdict or settlement for you.

Please visit the Contact Us page to find our local office nearest you. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship

Recent Accidents

September 2019: Santa Cruz California