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Boating in Inclement Conditions

San Diego is known for its wonderful weather and many boating opportunities, but sometimes, storms and other adverse weather conditions can make sailing or boating in this area extremely dangerous. Operating a boat requires intense concentration even in good weather, and when boaters fail to make smart, safe decisions in inclement weather conditions, they can cause devastating and even deadly accidents.

When reckless boaters cause others to suffer in boating accidents, they can be held accountable for the ensuing damages. The attorneys of Ritter & Associates are well-versed in personal injury and maritime law, and San Diego residents can trust our firm to protect their rights and interests following a boating accident.

Boating Accidents in Bad Weather

Inclement weather can involve torrential rains, high winds, huge waves, and more, and boaters must make careful adjustments to account for these conditions. Should boat operators fail to take into account the danger of going out in bad weather, it can lead to the following accidents:

  • Collisions with other boats
  • Collisions with swimmers in the water
  • Collisions with piers, docks, and other structures
  • Disorientation, potentially causing boats to be swept out to sea
  • Boat flips

In these situations, reckless boaters can be held responsible for the unsafe decisions they make when it comes to boating in adverse weather conditions.

Contact a Boating Accident Attorney in San Diego

If you or someone you know has been hurt in a boating accident, you may be due financial compensation for your medical bills, loss of wages, and other damages. Contact the lawyers of Ritter & Associates today by calling (619) 296-0123 to learn more about your options for seeking remuneration.

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