Who Is Liable in a Party Boating Accident?
A party boating accident with over-serving alcohol can be the result of negligence on the part of the captain piloting the party boat, or from other extenuating circumstances. Any time that the captain of the boat is over-served with alcohol, there can be a situation where a serious accident will result in being under the influence behind the wheel of a watercraft. Being under the influence of alcohol and operating a boat is illegal, and it will result in accidents with serious consequences for the captain who is driving drunk or over-served.
Either way, if you are hurt on a party boat, the boat captain is going to be largely held responsible and liable for that passenger or guest’s injury. For example, you can be injured by a machinery or equipment failure on a party boat watercraft. That is mostly not going to be your fault, as it is the duty of the captain to check the party boat over thoroughly, before going on a trip with the boat. Any time a passenger or guest is injured in a party boating accident, it is natural and right to look to the captain of the boat to find out what happened and why. Other types of machinery and equipment failures causing accidents on party boats can include:
- Engine failures
- Electrical system failures
- Fuel running out
- Broken sail or mast
- Broken GPS or onboard navigation aids
- Onboard lights dimming or out
- Steering issues
- Ventilation problems
- Broken radio
- Sound equipment broken
- Throttle broken
If you have experienced any of these issues with a party boat, you can call us at the DTLA Law Group today for a free consultation. We will review your claim and go over your case, to determine the next steps that can get you the recovery compensation that you deserve in this type of personal injury case. You can call us at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879.
Party Boat Crashes Happen on a Regular Basis Because of Captain Errors in Driving the Boat
When a party boat crashes either on the water or near the land, it can be a terrible accident for every passenger and guest aboard the vessel. Party boats can crash for any number of reasons, most of which have to do with captain errors.
What Factors Cause a Party Boat Crash with Serious Injuries?
A party boat can experience any number of problems that will make it have a serious accident. The guests on the boat are bound to get injured, with permanent injuries or even fatalities, whenever there is a negligent captain on board driving the boat. Some factors that can increase the likelihood of a serious accident with accompanying injuries on a party boat can include:
- Collision with fixed objects
- Collision with recreational vessels
- Flooding and swamping
- People falling overboard
- Inattention by the boat operator
- Inexperience by the boat operator
- Improper lookout for obstacles in the water
- Excessive boat speeds
- Failure of boat machinery
- Violating navigation rules
- Abuse of alcohol or drugs while driving boat
- Inclement weather
- Hazardous waters
- Force of wave and wake on boat
If you are injured because of an over-served captain of a party boat, you can call us at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879. There is no need to be fed up with the process, when you can call us now and we can help you get the money you deserve in a personal injury case regarding a negligent party boat captain. Just call us today to talk to a lawyer with experience in negligent parties and wrongdoers on a party boat. You will get a chance to tell your story and the fact, and we can get you the recovery compensation that you are expecting in a serious personal injury case. It is easy to make the first phone call to us now, we are always ready to talk to you now.
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Can I Sue for Sustaining Personal Injuries on a Party Boat?
Yes, we can sue for personal injuries that you sustained while injured on a party boat. You can speak directly to our Los Angeles case lawyers today when you call us. We can file a lawsuit on your behalf, and our case attorneys in Los Angeles can sue based on your injuries as related to the case.
Average Case Value of Personal Injuries on a Party Boat
The average case value of personal injuries on a party boat, will depend on the severity of the injuries but can range from $40,000 to $400,000 in losses, damages and injuries.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can take around 4-8 months to settle a party boat accident with over-serving alcohol case. The length of time it takes to settle will depend on the extent of injuries and losses related to the case.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years.
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You can call for a free consultation, by ringing us up at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879. We are here to talk to you about your personal injury claim. You can bring up all of your concerns related to the party boat accident case and associated personal injuries, when you call the attorneys on our legal team today.