San Diego Boating Accident Lawyer

The beautiful weather and proximity to the Pacific Ocean make San Diego a popular place for tourists and residents who enjoy being on the water. Unfortunately, some boaters operate their watercraft negligently, causing accidents, injuries and fatalities. If this happened to you, our injury law firm can help.

Contacting a Law Firm After an Accident

For dependable advice about your recreational boating accident claim, contact an experienced boat accident lawyer. To schedule a free consultation, call (619) 215-1488 or email our office. When boating accidents occur, they often can involve claims of negligence against the owner or operator of the vehicle or vessel involved in the accident, while others will turn on claims of design or manufacturing defects against the company that made it.

We'll Fight for Fair Compensation

We work with industry, safety, and engineering experts to identify the cause of your boat accident as accurately as possible. Our attorneys also work closely with your medical and rehabilitation team so your injuries, prognosis, and future treatment needs can be presented completely. With a record of more than 90 settlements and verdicts worth in excess of $1 million each on behalf of our clients, we have the experience with complex accident litigation necessary to represent your interests effectively in such boating and recreational accidents.

We are able to handle accidents involving:

  • Water ski boats
  • Sea-Doo or WaveRunner collisions
  • Capsized boats
  • Drunk boating
  • Collisions at a pier, dock or harbor
  • Maritime workers

In accidents on the water, there might well be overlapping jurisdiction between California personal injury law and federal maritime law, particularly for accidents on the ocean. We will analyze your specific case thoroughly and advise you on whether state or federal law will offer an advantage for your claims.

Contacting The McClellan Law Firm: (619) 215-1488

To learn more about how we can help you and your family after a collision with a drunk boater, WaveRunner, or fishing boat, schedule a free consultation today.

Call (619) 215-1488 to speak with an experienced lawyer.

  • Endorced by the Inner Circle of Advocates

    Craig McClellan is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Craig McClellan was voted Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation by Best Lawyers for 2019.

  • Best Lawyers in America 2020

    Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1993.

  • Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2007, and earned the most votes of ANY lawyer for 2019 in San Diego.

  • Craig McClellan earned one of the top 50 verdicts in California, securing a $15,771,234 verdict for a client seriously injured in a car accident.

  • 2019 AV Preeminent Peer Rated

    Attorney McClellan earned a Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his achievements.

  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

    Craig McClellan is listed as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Business Litigation, Personal Injury, and Product Liability.

  • Attorney McClellan has a 10/10 “Superb” rating, the highest rating an attorney can receive from Avvo.

  • The firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the highest possible rating offered by the organization.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Personal Injury in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Product Liability in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Attorney McClellan is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and previously served on its Board of Directors.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

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