San Francisco Boating Injury Lawyers

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Helping Clients in San Francisco Protect Their Rights After Boat Accidents

Boat operators, just like the drivers of any type of motor vehicle, owe a duty of care to their passengers as well as to others who are operating their boats out on the water at the same time. Specifically, boat operators have a duty to operate their watercraft in a safe and careful manner. When a boat operator violates this standard of care and an accident occurs with another watercraft and even sometimes with a stationary object serious accidents and injuries can occur. 

If you have been injured in a boat accident, you could be eligible to file a legal claim or lawsuit against the responsible boat operator or owner. The experienced San Francisco boating injury lawyers at The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. will thoroughly examine all of your legal options with you and help you decide on the best course of action for your case. Please call us today to learn more about how we could help you file an insurance claim or lawsuit arising from your boating accident and injuries.  

Types of Injuries that Individuals May Suffer in a Boating Accident

The types of injuries that a boating accident victim may suffer depend on a variety of factors, including how the boat accident occurs, as well as the severity of the boat accident. In some instances, the force of the accident may be so great that the accident victim falls off the boat, suffering an injury in the water or even drowning.

Some of the most common types of injuries that a boat accident victim could suffer include the following:


  1. Broken bones, especially from striking something on the boat in a slip-and-fall accident
  2. Traumatic head and brain injuries from the accident victim striking his or her head on the boat deck, on a railing, or on an object in the water
  3. Soft tissue injuries, including muscular sprains, strains, and contusions
  4. Back and spinal cord injuries, where the accident victim falls on his or her neck/back and which can lead to various forms of paralysis
  5. Drowning or near-drowning, which is either fatal or, if victims survive, could leave them with permanent brain damage or other conditions


If you have suffered one or more of these types of injuries in a San Francisco boating accident, a skilled San Francisco boat injuries lawyer could assist you with filing a personal injury insurance claim and if necessary, a lawsuit against the responsible party. 

Call a Knowledgeable San Francisco Boat Injuries Lawyer Today

The experienced legal team at The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. is ready to assist you with all aspects of your boat injury case. Our legal team can investigate the circumstances behind the accident, determine who was responsible, and pursue the monetary compensation and damages that you require for the injuries which you suffered in your boating accident. 

To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a San Francisco boat injuries attorney, please call us at (415) 433-0444 or contact us online today to learn more about how we could assist you with your case. 



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