Boating Accidents

Northern California Boating Accident Lawyers

Most people recognize the dangers associated with driving a car. However, many people are slow to recognize the dangers posed by boating and the boating accidents that often result. At Aiken & Jacobsen, in Sacramento, California, we are committed to representing people who have been injured in boating accidents. We are experienced with handling boating accident cases involving private boats as well as vessels that are considered common carriers, such as ferries.

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According to California Department of Boating and Waterways, Northern California lakes account for the largest single source of boating accidents, as well as the highest number of boating fatalities. The leading cause of these accidents is operator inattention, followed closely by operator inexperience. Our attorneys are committed to holding negligent boaters responsible for their actions. We also handle boating accidents that occur on area rivers, such as the Delta Waterway, as well as lakes in and around the Sacramento and Stockton City areas.

Almost any type of watercraft can be involved in a boating accident. We are prepared to handle boating accident cases involving any type of watercraft:

  • Open motorboat accidents
  • Cabin cruiser accidents
  • Ferries
  • Personal watercraft (such as Jet Ski) accidents
  • Sailboats
  • Tour boat accidents

While boating accidents result in many of the same injuries as other motor vehicle accidents, water adds the significant risk of an injured person drowning. The risk of boating accidents and boating accident injuries is significantly increased by the consumption of alcohol. Nearly a third of all fatalities associated with recreational boating accidents are alcohol related.

We understand that boating accident injuries can change lives. We work closely with our clients, accident investigators and medical experts to demonstrate the cause of boating accidents. Then we aggressively pursue compensation for our clients injured in boating accidents at Folsom Lake, the American River, the Sacramento River and throughout Northern California.

Contact Our Sacramento Boating Accident Attorneys

If you or a member of your family has been injured in a Northern California boating accident, please contact Aiken & Jacobsen. We can be reached by calling 916-978-1997, by email or by filling out the intake form on our contact us page. Our firm also handles wrongful death lawsuits that stem from a boating accident.