At about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, four people were injured in a boat collision in Newport Beach. While traveling at a high rate of speed, a 25-foot cigarette boat hit another boat at the entrance to Newport Harbor, the impact causing the boat to capsize. Emergency responders transported the four occupants of the boat to area hospitals to receive treatment for head, face, and hip trauma, as well as breathing problems. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the accident.
“When a one party’s negligent actions result in an accident that causes injury to others, the victims may file injury claims against that party in order to be compensated for the expense of their recoveries,” explained California injury lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
In Southern California, there were 195 boating accidents in 2012, resulting in 77 injuries and 16 fatalities, which accounted for 41 percent of all accidents in the state, 31 percent of all injuries, and 30 percent of all fatalities, according to the California Division of Boating and Waterways. Collisions with vessels accounted for 67 percent of the accidents that occurred in Newport Bay.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured in the boat collision.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Newport Beach boat accident.
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