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Northern California Boating Injury Lawyers

Representing victims of serious injury throughout the West since 1967, the legal firm of Barr and Mudford is headquartered in Redding, California, and serves clients throughout the entire Northern California region, including Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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Do I need a boating injury attorney?

California’s beautiful lakes and waterways attract thousands of boaters and water sports enthusiasts every year. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the number of registered recreational boats has been steadily growing, and the number of personal watercraft, manufactured under brand names such as Jet-Ski and Sea-Doo, has exploded. And why not? Recreational boating and racing across the lake on a Jet-Ski are a lot of fun. Unfortunately, a wonderful day on the water can sometimes end in tragedy. If you’ve been seriously injured in a boating accident, you’re strongly encouraged to contact a boating injury attorney who has a proven record in boating injury cases. In the Northern California area, Redding personal injury attorneys Barr and Mudford can help you determine the best course of action and whether you should seek compensation for your injuries.

Boating Accidents Due to Negligence and Defective Equipment

Unlike automobiles, boats have no brakes, nor are boat owners required to have a license to operate their crafts. When a speeding or reckless boater is out on the water, particularly on a busy holiday weekend, things can get quickly out of hand. Boats collide, water skiers get hit or run over, and boaters ram into submerged objects or other hazards which, in some cases, causes passengers to be ejected from the boat.

In addition to operator error, faulty equipment can also lead to serious accidents. Defects in the design or manufacture of the boat, motor or accessories as can and have been major contributors to boating accidents resulting in serious injury or death.

Protect Yourself and Your Family

Boat owners have a duty to follow proper boating safety protocols and act responsibly to protect both their passengers as well as others who are out on or in the water. Negligent boat owners and personal watercraft operators who cause serious injury to others are liable for damages.

In most cases, a day out on the water will be an enjoyable event for all. But should you or a family member be involved in a boating accident and suffer a serious injury, make sure you’re compensated for your injuries and protected against any long-term medical repercussions.

If you are in the Redding, Chico, or Sacramento areas, or anywhere throughout Northern California, and you’re seeking the best boating injury attorneys around, contact personal lawyers Barr and Mudford for a free consultation. Quick action helps protect you and your family’s future. Call us at 530 243 8008 or 800 528 2020, or contact us with details by email.
Enrique Zepeda
Enrique Zepeda
19:28 07 Nov 22
I have gone to Barr and Mudford for a variety of small legal issues. If the issue is something Barr and Mudford handles, they take it on with fervor. If it’s an issue Barr and Mudford does not handle, they still provide great recommendations for other attorneys that do handle the issue. Brandon Storment is incredibly smart and has been a pleasure to work with. Catie Barr is a leader and does not back down when an injustice occurs. Estée Lewis is a genius and a leader in whatever task she takes on. Erin Barr is a champion for every client she assists and it is very apparent to me that she absolutely loves her job.
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Choose a California law firm with a well-documented history of success and an earned reputation for caring about victims of serious personal injury.