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Law Offices of Preston Easley
 Maritime Accident Attorneys • Serving California & Hawaii

Experienced Trial Lawyers for Maritime Injuries and Accident Claims Involving:

• Passengers

• Seamen

• Longshoremen

California Tour Boat Accident Lawyer

California Tour Boat Crew and Passenger Injuries and Fatal Accident Attorney

Cruise ships and tour boats are two very different types of vessels but there are laws that protect workers, crew members, and passengers on both.   A cruise ship is a large vessel that may stay out on the open seas for days or weeks at a time whereas tour boats are much smaller, and generally designed for day (or night) excursions lasting only a few hours. However, even spending only a few hours on a tour boat can result in accidents.  Boats can collide, capsize, sink, or may be operated in an unsafe manner that can lead to accidents causing devastating injuries or even result in drowning or a fatal injury.

By law, a tour boat operator has to provide a reasonable margin of safety for his passengers and crew including:

  • The vessel must be seaworthy, with no obvious mechanical defects or flaws in its construction.
  • The captain must pilot the boat safely; reckless speeding and sudden, sharp turns can result in serious injuries.
  • The boat should be adequately staffed, but not overloaded with more passengers and crew than it can legally carry.
  • The boat should be equipped with an adequate amount of personal flotation devices; at least one for each passenger and crew member in the event of an emergency.

If you have been injured—or your loved one has been killed—in a tour boat accident, you need an experienced marine lawyer to help you establish if there are any parties that can be held accountable for the circumstances of the accident.  You should at least be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and inconvenience; more serious incidents can result in more serious punitive damages from the persons responsible.

Call Today for a Free Consultation With an Experienced California Tour Boat Maritime Accident Lawyer

Mr. Easley practices primarily in California and Hawaii and his clients include longshoremen, shipyard workers, tugboat crewmen, dredge crewmen, pile drivers, marine construction workers, merchant seaman and tour boat/recreational boat crews and passengers and he may be able to help you recover for your losses if you were injured on any waterway, port or harbor in California including:

  • Lake Tahoe, Shasta Lake
  • Port Hueneme
  • Port of Humbolt Bay
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Port of Los Angeles
  • Port of Oakland
  • Port of Redwood City
  • Port of Richmond
  • Port of San Diego
  • Port of San Francisco
  • Port of Stockton
  • Sacramento River
  • San Joaquin River
  • Salton Sea
  • The Pacific Coast
  • All Bays, including Alamitos, Bodega, Bolinas, Drake, Estero, Grizzly, Half Moon, Homboltd, Mission, Monterey, Morro, Pirates Cove, Richardson, San Diego, San Francisco, San Leandro, San Pablo, San Pedro, San Rafael, Santa Monica, Strawberry Lagoon, Suinson, Tennessee Cove, and Tomales Bay.

Attorney Preston Easley has personally handled numerous catastrophic maritime accidents involving many types of vessels, defective products and equipment. At the appellate level, he has been a pioneer in expanding the rights of injured workers, frequently reversing lower court decisions and making new law. [Published Decisions]

His background in the Navy, and hands-on experience working in the maritime industry gives him a unique perspective on maritime accidents. If you suffered a severe injury on a tour boat, while working on a vessel, or someone you loved was involved in a fatal tour boat accident you need an experienced maritime accident attorney to fight for you.

For a free initial consultation, email or call (310) 832-5315 to discuss your case.

San Pedro, CA 90731 (310) 832-5315
San Diego, CA (619) 699-4884
Ventura, CA (805) 289-1551
Honolulu, HI (808) 922-2383