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Alcohol is a Leading Cause of Boating Accidents

California boating is a wonderful activity everyone can enjoy, but when you mix boating with alcohol our waterways can become very dangerous.  Most people do not realize that boating while intoxicated...

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How Can We Prevent Drunk Boating Accidents?

Drinking and boating is dangerous.  In fact, the U.S. Coast Guard reports alcohol use is the “leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents.”  Despite the risks, many people operate...

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Life Jackets Can Prevent Injuries in Boating Accidents

Life Jackets Can Prevent Injuries in Boating Accidents by Michael Waks Failure to wear a life jacket can have fatal consequences. Statistics reported that 84% of fatal boating accident victims drowned...

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Umbrella Coverage: A Potential Source of Recovery in Tort Claims

Recovering a fair settlement after a serious injury or wrongful death is a tricky process that may involve several insurance policies. Ideally, the person or entity that caused your injury or loss will...

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Under What Circumstances Can I File a Boating Accident Claim?

If you were injured or lost a family member in a boating accident, you may be wondering if you have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Unfortunately, proving that you were injured...

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California Dive Boat Company Sues to Avoid Liability for 34 Deaths

The owners of a dive boat that caught fire on September 2 and killed 34 people off Southern California have filed a lawsuit to head off potentially costly litigation. Some observers have condemned the...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Building a Boating Accident Claim

If you were hurt in a boating accident, you’re not alone. Across the country, water vessel-related injuries and deathsappear to be on the rise in recent years.  While victims are often entitled to seek...

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How Much Is My Boating Accident Claim Worth?

No one ever expects a beautiful day on the water to end in a harrowing accident. The sad reality, however, is that boating accidents are fairly common in the state of California. When people fail to...

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Navigating the Waters: The Benefits of Hiring a Boating Accident Lawyer

Boating accidents can result in devastating injuries and significant financial burdens. If you’ve been involved in a boating accident in California, it’s crucial to understand the importance of seeking...

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