Oakland Boat Accident Lawyer
California prizes its beautiful water resources. With its many lakes and rivers, as well as ample ocean access, the State of California is home to a booming industry of recreational, professional, and commercial boating. Boating does, however, come with risks. Every year, more than 300 people are seriously injured and over 50 killed in boating accidents on California lakes and rivers. While boating accidents on the California Delta or San Francisco Bay are, fortunately, uncommon, when they do occur, they can result in significant physical and financial hardship.
The Oakland boat accident lawyers at Venardi Zurada are prepared to help you recover the compensation you are owed after a Northern California boating injury. Whether you were injured on a commercial ship, a recreational water vessel such as a houseboat, a schooner, a sailboat, or a cruise ship, our boating accident lawyers are ready to hear your case. Our seasoned boating accident legal team has recovered millions of dollars for injured accident victims of all types in our decades of combined personal injury experience. Let us bring that experience to bear in helping you and your family recover the damage you are owed.
Professional and Experienced Accident Attorneys Who Know Boating
At Venardi Zurada, our Oakland personal injury legal team has a unique insight into boat accidents and injuries. Attorney Mark Venardi served in the United States Coast Guard for five years. He also worked on an offshore oil rig for nearly two years and has been an avid sailor, fisherman, wakeboarder, surfer, and waterman his entire adult life. He has practiced maritime or admiralty law throughout his legal career.
At Venardi Zurada, we know maritime accident law, we know the boating industry, and we understand why accidents happen. Whatever the circumstances of your injury, the Oakland boating accident legal team at Venardi Zurada is qualified and excited to help you seek the recovery you deserve.
Helping You Recover, Whatever the Cause of Your Boating Injury
Injuries sustained while traveling aboard a water vessel can come about as a result of a variety of factors. Many boating injuries could have been avoided if certain people had been exercising appropriate care and following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Some of the common causes of boating accidents in California include the following:
- Careless or inattentive operation of a vessel
- Driving a boat while intoxicated
- Failure to account for inclement weather and water patterns
- Failing to yield or otherwise follow proper maritime procedure
- Maintenance issues
- Failure to adhere to safety regulations
- Improper boat loading procedures
- Inexperienced operation of a vessel
- Speeding and other negligent boating operation
- Hazards aboard a cruise ship such as wet floors, discarded objects, and structural collapses
- Failing to keep proper safety equipment on board such as life vests, flares, and rafts
Whatever the cause of your boating injury, if it was someone else’s fault, you are entitled to collect. The Oakland boat accident attorneys at Venardi Zurada are prepared to investigate the circumstances of your boat accident, build your strongest case, and pursue your claims over the negotiation table or in court. We will fight for your right to compensation for medical expenses, disability, property damage, pain and suffering, and all other damages that may be available to you.
Help From a Seasoned Oakland Boat Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a boating accident in Oakland or anywhere in the Bay Area, contact the passionate and talented Oakland boating accident lawyers at Venardi Zurada, LLP. Based on our legal expertise and passion for the water, you could not be in better hands if you or someone you care about has been injured in a boat or watercraft accident or collision. Call us at 925-937-3900 for a free consultation or reach out using our online form. Tell us about your case and let us see how we can help you. You pay nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland litigators:
We have served Northern California for over 35 years.
Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.
In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.
We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.
We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.
We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.
We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.
We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.
There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.
Dedicated Areas of Practice
We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:
Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.
Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.
The Sooner You Speak to an Attorney, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.
Contact the Oakland litigation attorneys at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.