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San Diego Harbor & Boating Accidents Attorney

Representing Injured Clients in U.S. Waters and Beyond

There are many ways that injury and death can occur at sea, in a harbor or on navigable inland waters. At Banning LLP, our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience representing clients who are injured or who have lost family members in accidents ranging from boat fires, to collisions, to diving accidents.

Our attorneys have a depth of experience in handling personal injury and wrongful death claims under the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and other maritime and admiralty laws.

All Types of Maritime Law Accidents, All Types of Navigable Waters

From our office in Rancho Santa Fe, California, our attorneys deal with injuries occurring on all types of vessels on multiple oceans, harbors and inland waters, including the Pacific Basin, the Gulf of Mexico, the Colorado River, and inland waters such as Lake Mead, Lake Mohave and Lake Powell. Our clients include seamen, passengers, longshoremen and other harbor workers, commercial fishermen, charter parties, oil and gas workers, commercial and pleasure divers, and recreational boaters of all nationalities.

Our lawyers handle personal injury and wrongful death cases involving:

  • Boating accidents
  • Boat fires
  • Drownings
  • Jet ski accidents
  • Water skiing accidents
  • Diving accidents
  • Yacht and other boat collisions
  • Collisions between boats or between boats and fixed objects such as piers or fish pens (also known as allisions).

Protecting Your Rights

Maritime law is different from state general liability law and there are many traps for unseasoned lawyers. For example, there are certain defenses that ship owners have under the Limitation of Liability Act and other laws they may not be aware of.

Our attorneys will protect your rights and explore all possible sources of recovery, including insurance, product liability claims, negligent repair claims and 905(b) actions against vessel owners.

Contingency Fee Representation: We represent injured clients on a contingency fee basis, advancing all costs needed to prove your case. If we are unable to obtain compensation for you, you will owe no fees or costs.

Free Lawyer Consultation

To discuss your case with an experienced maritime law and personal injury attorney, call 858-756-0056 or fill out the contact form on this site. From our Rancho Santa Fe law office in Southern California, we represent injured clients worldwide.

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