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.