Boat Accidents


Experienced Representation To Help You Recover For Boating Injuries

The San Francisco Bay is a favorite of sailors and also a major port for large container ships, passenger ships and sightseeing boats. As a result, boating accidents are not uncommon. Hundreds of accidents are reported each year in San Francisco, resulting in millions of dollars in physical damage as well as serious injuries.

Call us for a free case evaluation at 415-544-0115.

What Causes Boat Accidents?

Common causes of boat accidents include:

  • Capsizing
  • Collisions
  • Victims falling overboard
  • Water-skier or wake-boarder accidents
  • Boating under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding

Injuries From Personal Vessels

The United States Coast Guard estimates that individuals who operate a vessel with a blood alcohol content of .10 percent or higher are 10 times more likely to be killed or kill an innocent victim as a result of their recklessness.

These are serious concerns. If you or a loved one is suffering as a result of any boat-related accident, a personal injury attorney from our team at The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., may be able to help.

Staffed Vessel Accidents

It is not just personal vessels that get into accidents — staffed ships, including cruise ships, tour boats and shuttles — can also be very dangerous.

In most cases, accidents that occur on these ships are a direct result of an individual’s negligence in maintaining safe living quarters, dining spaces or walkways. We assist people injured on someone else’s property.

On cruise ships, any incident that occurs while at sea or in port most first be filed as a claim before any legal action can proceed in court. The limitation and jurisdictions under which cases can be filed can be tricky, so it is important that you contact an attorney who can help you understand the California laws and international laws regarding cruise ships and other vessels at sea.

Let Us Help You Pursue Compensation

Whether you are seeking property damage compensation or looking to recover damages for pain or suffering, our lawyers can help. We have assisted many individuals in recovering compensation for boating accidents.

We understand the regulations and laws put in place by the state of California and the federal laws regarding the Boating Accident Report system. We will work with the harbor patrol, including investigating the companies involved, and question witnesses.

Contact Our Team Today

Working with our San Francisco boat accident attorneys can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Call 415-544-0115 or send us an email to set up a consultation to talk about your Bay Area boating accident.