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California Boating Accident Lawyer

California Boating Accident Lawyer

Commercial Recreational Boat Injury Attorney Preston Easley Helps Victims of Boating Accidents in San Pedro, San Diego, and Throughout CA Collect Maximum Compensation for Their Injuries and Damages

Boats can be great fun. However, all the fun can turn into horror in an instant when a boat accident occurs. Boat accidents can be devastating and they can have far-reaching consequences. Whether you have suffered serious injuries or not it is critical that you get in touch with a California boating accident lawyer as soon after your accident as possible. 

Attorney Preston Easley is an experienced maritime lawyer. He has served in the Navy and has worked in the maritime industry. He offers a unique perspective on maritime accidents. You can rely on his experience to navigate the complexities of a boating accident claim. He has an in-depth understanding of the ins and outs of maritime law that governs boat accidents. He will fight to protect your rights and ensure your best interests are considered throughout the process. Contact the law offices of Preston Easley to book your free consultation now. 

What to do After a Boat Accident 

Boat accidents can be devastating. However, the actions you take after the accident will have a big impact on the outcome of your case. It is important to contact emergency services immediately after the accident. This will ensure that medical services, local law enforcement authorities, and the coast guard are dispatched to your location. Medical service professionals will assess your health and attend to your injuries. Local authorities or the coast guard will record details of your accident. The health assessment and the accident report are both very important pieces of evidence. They will play an important role in supporting your claim. 

If you are able, you should take photos or videos of the accident scene as well as your injuries. Takedown the contact information of witnesses and other parties in the boating accident. You should also take note of the boat’s details. 

Be sure to visit a health care center for a medical assessment. This is important even if you do not have visible injuries. Some injuries are not obvious immediately after an accident. A medical examination will help to reveal these injuries and ensure you get the treatment you need. The medical report will be a vital piece of evidence when you are seeking compensation for your injuries. 

Contact an attorney as soon as possible to find out about your rights and options. Getting in touch with Preston Easley as soon as possible will allow him to begin the process of collecting evidence and building your case while the evidence is still fresh. It will greatly improve the outcome of your claim. 

Types of Cases That a California Boating Accident Lawyer Can Help You With 

Boats are a great source of fun and adventure. They are often used for leisurely and sporting activities in California. However, there are many hazards associated with boating. Boating accidents can result in severe injuries. In some instances, these injuries can be fatal. The law offices of Preston Easley have represented boating accident victims in cases involving but not limited to: 

  • Collisions with other boats 
  • Collisions with objects such as trees, docks, underwater objects, and sand 
  • Engines on fire 
  • Contact with propellers 
  • Drowning 
  • Falling overboard 
  • Accidents caused by individuals operating boats under the influence of drugs or alcohol 
  • Poor weather conditions such as heavy fog, storms, and rough waters 
  • Equipment failure
  • Inadequate safety equipment aboard the boat 
  • Overcrowding or overloading of vessels 
  • Failure to follow maritime rules and regulations 

Attorney Preston Easley has years of experience representing personal injury victims of boat accidents. He also represents families of victims that have died in boat accidents. He will fight on your behalf to recover maximum compensation. Preston Easley Esq. will walk with you during this difficult time. 

Contact The Law Offices of Preston Easley to Book A Free Consultation with A Top Rated California Boating Accident Lawyer 

It doesn’t matter how severe your injuries are. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, it is essential that you hire a California boating accident lawyer to protect your rights and interests. Attorney Preston Easley offers a free consultation for boat accident victims in California. Discuss your case with an experienced maritime lawyer and learn about your rights and options. Preston Easley will also provide you with the best strategy to seek compensation for your injuries. With his experience in the navy and in the maritime industry, you can trust him for a unique perspective to seeking compensation for maritime injuries. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Boat Accidents

How can a boating accident lawyer help me?

If you have been involved in a boating accident, having a boating accident lawyer representing you can help to improve the outcome of your case. Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay out claims. They may even resort to underhanded techniques to reduce or completely deny your claim for compensation. An experienced attorney will stand up to them and fight to protect your right to recover fair compensation. Your attorney will represent you in negotiations to ensure that your best interests are considered in obtaining a settlement. They gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf. Your attorney will handle the paperwork and will represent you in court in the event that your case goes to trial. 

If you have been involved in an accident and are thinking of pursuing a personal injury claim, get in touch with the Law firm of Preston Easley for a free consultation.

Am I entitled to money for my boat accident?

The best way to determine whether you are entitled to money for your boating accident is to consult with a boating accident attorney.  An attorney will assess the circumstances of your case to determine what your legal rights are. They will use their knowledge and experience to estimate how much your case is worth. Your attorney will let you know what your options are and the best way to approach your case to recover maximum compensation. 

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Cases We Handle

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    Longshoremen & Shipyard Workers

    Longshoring and shipyard work are very dangerous occupations. Workers in these fields, along with marine construction workers, are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, a very generous no-fault workers’ compensation system. It covers medical expenses, temporary disability, permanent disability and vocational rehabilitation.

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  • sea vessel docked at US shore

    Jones Act Seamen

    A seaman is a member of the crew of a vessel or group of vessels under common ownership or control. The vessel can be anything from a raft to a cargo ship. We represent seamen who work aboard recreational vessels, tugboats, dredges, barges, skiffs, workboats and cargo ships. We also represent seamen who are marine construction workers

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  • Diving

    We represent people who have been injured in SCUBA diving accidents and Commercial diving accidents. We also handle diving boat accidents. Diving can be very dangerous. We successfully represented a commercial diver who was seriously injured while cleaning the propeller of a U.S. Navy ship at Pearl Harbor

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  • accident at construction site and hard hat on floor

    Construction & Industrial Accidents

    Construction and industrial sites can be very dangerous. Although you generally cannot sue your own employer for a construction site or industrial accident (generally workers’ compensation is your exclusive remedy against your employer) there are many circumstances in which you can file a third party lawsuit against an entity other than your employer for an unsafe condition at a work site which causes you to be injured

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  • Forklift and Crane Injuries Lawyer

    Crane & Forklift Accidents

    The Easley firm has extensive experience with crane and forklift accidents and workplace accidents involving dangerous equipment and machinery. These accidents can be caused by operator error and they can be caused by the unsafe and defective condition of the equipment

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  • auto accident involving two cars on a city street

    Motor Vehicle & Truck Accidents

    Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injury and death. These kinds of accidents can involve automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and unsafe road design and unsafe road conditions

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  • Catamaran Injuries Attorney

    Passenger Vessel Accidents

    Passenger accidents are common on recreational vessels, catamarans, tour boats and cruise ships.  They are frequently caused by rough sea conditions and unsafe conditions aboard the vessels.  The Easley firm has extensive experience in the field of maritime law.  We have made new law in the field of maritime law with numerous precedent setting decisions in the State Appellate Courts, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court

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    Defense Base Act

    The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act which covers civilian employees of U.S. defense contractors injured overseas, including war zones. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensations Act as extended by the Defense Base Act is a very generous no fault workers’ compensation system

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Areas Where We Practice

Preston Easley is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He served five years of active duty as a Naval officer — three years as a deck officer on a fast frigate and two years as a patrol boat skipper. Mr. Easley also served aboard a tank landing ship in the reserves.

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Let Us Get You The Compensation You Deserve

Preston Easley is an experienced lawyer with considerable expertise in handling federal and state personal injury cases. He will aggressively seek the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. Attorney Easley represents victims of serious and fatal accidents involving cars, trucks, construction projects and maritime work.

Construction Workers We Help

  • Crane and Forklift Operators
  • Pile Drivers
  • Scaffold Workers
  • Iron Workers
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Operating Engineers
  • Electricians

Maritime Workers We Help

  • National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) Shipyard Workers
  • Manson Construction Company Workers
  • Manson Dredging Workers
  • Dutra Dredging Workers
  • Commercial Divers
  • Scuba Divers
  • Commercial Fisherman
  • Government Maritime Claims Against the Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, or the US Coast Guard, etc.
  • Marine Construction Workers
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Workers
  • Seamen
  • Shipyard Workers
  • YYK Enterprises, Inc.
  • Pacific Tugboat Service
  • Long Beach Container Terminal
  • Tugboat, Dredge, Longshoremen, and Ferry Workers
  • Barge Crews and Barge Workers
  • Marisco Limited
  • HL Welding
  • SSA Marine
  • Catalina Express
  • R.E. State Engineering
  • Shimmick Construction
  • Nova Group
  • American Scaffolding
  • Safway Scaffolding
  • Kirby Tugs
  • Crowley Tugboats
  • P&R Water Taxi
  • Continental Maritime
  • Pacific Ship Repair
  • Seaward Marine
  • Healy Tibbitts
  • General Construction
  • BAE Shipyards
  • South Coast Welding
  • Matson
  • Pasha
  • Hawaii Stevedores, Inc.
  • McCabe, Hamilton & Renny
  • Young Brothers
  • Sause Bros.
  • Foss Maritime
  • Fenix Marine Services
  • ITS
  • Total Terminals
  • TraPac
  • PCMC
  • Maersk
  • Yang Ming
  • China Overseas Shipping
  • Evergreen

Boating Accidents

  • Catamaran Accidents
  • Charter and Tour Boats
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Passenger Accidents
  • Jet Ski and Personal Watercraft
  • Motorboat Accidents
  • Recreational Accidents
  • Scuba Diving Accidents
  • Speed Boat Accidents
  • Yachts and Sail Boat Accidents
  • Repair Accidents
  • Crew Accidents
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