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Okabe & Haushalter

Newport Beach Harbor Boating Accident Attorney

Recreational boating is a year-round activity in the Newport Beach area. However, the careless or negligent actions of a boat owner or operator can lead to serious injuries for victims. At Okabe & Haushalter, we are here to help if you need a Newport Beach harbor boating accident attorney. Our knowledgeable attorneys have the experience necessary to determine what happened and secure the compensation you are entitled to.

Boating accidents occur in a variety of ways

Newport Harbor is actually one of the largest recreational harbors in the United States. Each day, thousands of recreational boaters use this harbor. Unfortunately, this also means that boat accidents are not uncommon throughout this area.

When we turn to data available from the United States Coast Guard, we can see that the top 10 contributing factors of boating accidents include the following:

  1. Operator inattention
  2. Operator lookout
  3. Operator inexperience
  4. Excessive speeding
  5. Alcohol use
  6. Machinery failure
  7. Navigation rules violation
  8. Hazardous weather conditions
  9. Hazardous water conditions
  10. Excessive force of wave or wake what

Liability for a boat accident often falls onto the owner or operator of the water vessel. The owners of the boat have a responsibility to ensure that the vessel is properly inspected and maintained. Additionally, recreational boating operators need to ensure that all people on board have proper safety equipment, including life jackets.

Victims of boat accident injuries need to keep in mind that there is a two-year statute of limitations in place for these cases. This means that injury victims have a two-year window from the date the injury occurs to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent boat owner or operator.

Most common boat accident injuries

Boating accidents in the Newport Beach harbor area often result in severe injuries for victims. At Okabe & Haushalter, our Newport Beach boat accident attorneys regularly help clients who have sustained the following:

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

Boat accidents also regularly lead to drowning or near-drowning incidents for victims. Those that survive a near-drowning incident often sustain brain damage due to a lack of oxygen for an extended period of time.

Call our lawyers for a free consultation of your case today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a boat owner or operator in the Newport Beach area, contact an attorney immediately. At Okabe & Haushalter, we will work to secure full compensation for your losses, which can include coverage of:

  • All medical bills related to the boat crash
  • Lost income if you cannot work
  • Any household out-of-pocket expenses you incur
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Pain and suffering damages and

When you need a Newport 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.