Tag Archives: Boat Accidents

ABC’s of California Boating Laws

The California boating accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas would like to remind boaters throughout our state that the prevention of boating accidents begins with you. Our Orange County boating accident attorneys help clients injured in accidents every day that could have been prevented with proper preparation and observation of the rules. Here are the ABC’s of California boating laws that everyone can observe to make...
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What You Should Know About Watercraft and Boating Accidents in California

The U.S. Coast Guard reports that watercraft and boating accidents are on the rise in California and the rest of the country. These types of accidents are slowly increasing each year. The rising popularity of jet skis and other kinds of personal watercraft are one of the factors that the Coast Guard says is contributing to more watercraft and boating accidents in California and elsewhere. The fact that there...
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Two People Extracted from Wreckage of California Boating Accident

A watercraft accident at Lake Havasu resulted in all aboard being injured and the extraction of two Chino men from the wreckage. Accident investigators say the accident occurred near California Cove in Needles late in the evening on April 16. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s personnel responding to the accident found the wreckage of the large ski boat around 10:30 p.m. that evening in the desert nearly 50 feet from...
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Widow of Man Killed in Huntington Beach Boating Accident Seeks $5 Million

The widow of a man who drove a boat into a bridge at Huntington Harbor is asking the city for more than $5 million as part of her contention that the Gilbert Drive Bridge caused the Huntington Beach boating accident last June 27. Law enforcement officials who investigated the accident said that the woman’s husband was driving at an excessive speed. His blood-alcohol level was nearly double the legal...
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California’s Boating Accident Program

California’s Boating Accident Program was created to provide a database for boating accident analysis and make the state’s waterways safer for people using all sorts of watercraft. Each year, California releases a comprehensive study of the different types of boating accidents that occurred in the state the previous year. The study provides information on the types of accidents, the number of fatalities caused in accidents and the number and...
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Quest for Justice on the Open Seas

The Half Moon Bay Review tells the story of a woman who refuses to give up on her quest for justice concerning the unsolved boating accident that claimed the lives of her brother and another fisherman. Elizabeth Pennisi-Nozicka claims that her brother, Captain David “Rowdy” Pennisi, was the victim of a collision between his boat (the Relentless, a small fishing vessel) and a transoceanic shipping freighter. In 2004, Pennisi...
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