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Boating Accidents

Experienced Boating Accident Attorney in Valenica, CA

The Santa Clarita Valley is home to two world class recreational lakes – Castaic Lake and Pyramid Lake. But sadly, along with world class lakes comes overcrowding, carelessness, and simple stupidity.  The very strange fact of boating, is that there is no special training, licensing, or skills required to drive a small, but deadly, recreational boat.  And given the fact that many boats today have higher horse power than even performance vehicles, coupled with recreational drinking, disasters happen all too often. Unlike most auto accident cases resulting in minor injuries, the boater’s or skier’s injuries are usually severe, catastrophic, or deadly.

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Any person who has been involved in a boating accident needs the services of an experienced California accident lawyer like Barry L. Edzant. Because it can be very difficult to prove fault in any accident, you need aggressive and professional representation to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve: repayment for medical bills, property loss, lost wages, and more.

Getting You Fair Compensation

Don’t make the mistake of assuming that you don’t need legal representation after a boating accident. Insurance companies whose job it is to settle cases for as little as possible understand that you are often unprepared to handle your own claim. By offering you a small amount of money, the insurance companies will try to get you to settle for much less compensation than you deserve and are entitled to.

What most boating accident victims discover the hard way is that the insurance companies won’t give them a fair offer until after they get legal representation from a well-seasoned attorney. Only at that point do the insurance companies know the victim means business and will now be forced to treat an injured victim with respect and fairness.

Don’t Negotiate on Your Own

Another common problem for boating accident victims who try to represent themselves is that they can end up hurting their own case. Insurance companies will take the victim’s statement after the accident when the victim may still be recovering from the incident and be unable to give accurate information, and then use the victim’s errors and temporary confusion to build a case against him or her. They will also demand that documents be signed which can ultimately hurt the victim’s case as well.

The Law Offices of Barry L. Edzant will never allow you to talk to the opposing insurance companies alone. We can also prevent the insurance companies from taking advantage of your vulnerable condition.

Boating accident victims are not the only ones who can benefits from our services: People who have lost their loved ones in a boating accident may be able to file a wrongful death suit against the careless person responsible for the incident. While winning the case will never bring back their spouse, child, sibling, or parent, the award will provide important compensation for the loss and will help the family pay for the costs related to the loss.

If you are involved in a boating accident in the state of California, don’t take the matter into your own hands and instead contact our experienced boating accident attorneys in Santa Clarita. Call 661-222-9929 for an immediate free consultation or complete our contact form.