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Okabe & Haushalter

Long Beach Harbor Boating Accident Attorney

Recreational boating is a great activity for both residents and visitors to the Long Beach area. Unfortunately, there are times when severe accidents occur that cause injuries to passengers or workers on a boat. At Okabe & Haushalter, we are here to help when you need a Long Beach harbor boating accident attorney. If you or a loved one has been harmed due to the careless or negligent actions of a boat owner or operator, we will work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.

Most common boating accident injuries in Long Beach Harbor area

The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the United States. Thousands of people work in and around the Port of Long Beach each day. Unfortunately, this also means that there are times when severe injuries occur on the waterways of the port. Injuries that occur in boating accidents in this area are often severe and include:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord trauma with paralysis
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Crush injuries or amputations

Boating accidents can also lead to deaths as a result of drowning. In some cases, victims experience near-drowning incidents that could leave them with severe brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen for extended periods of time.

Most common causes of boating accidents in Long Beach

There are various causes of voting accidents in and around the Long Beach harbor area. When we turn to data available from the United States Coast Guard, we can see that many of the primary causes of boating accidents contribute to both recreational and occupational incidents on the waterway. This can include:

  • Operator inattention
  • Improper lookouts
  • Operator inexperience
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Excessive speed on the waterway
  • Machinery failure
  • Navigation rule violations
  • Hazardous water or weather conditions

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If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a boating accident in the Long Beach area, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. At Okabe & Haushalter, our attorneys have extensive experience handling these injury cases, and we will work to secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Full coverage of medical bills related to the boat crash
  • Lost income if you cannot work while recovering
  • General household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages

Those who work primarily on the waterway will generally not be able to recover compensation through the traditional workers’ compensation system. There are various laws that regulate maritime workers’ rights. At Okabe & Haushalter, we are familiar with and will help injured workers navigate the Jones Act and the Longshore Workers’ Compensation Act in order to ensure they are treated fairly.

When you need a Long Beach harbor boating accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case today by clicking here or calling 310-430-7799.