The Menicucci Law Group helps those who have been hurt in boating or fishing accidents. Boating accidents cause about 600 deaths per year throughout the United States. There are many people injured each year on the waters of California. Michael Menicucci works to get justice for those who have been hurt due to the negligence of another boater.
Boats and personal watercraft such as water scooters can be fun when used safely. Unfortunately, sometimes they are involved in accidents due to negligence, the use of alcohol or weather conditions. When riders or passengers are involved in an accident, they face many dangers. They may fall without leaving the vessel they are riding. This can cause head injuries such as concussions as well as broken bones and lost teeth. Riders can also be crushed between two vessels or between a vessel and some other object. There is also a danger of drowning, especially in cases where the rider has been knocked unconscious. Michael Menicucci helps victims of recreational boating accidents in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties get compensation for their injuries.
Safety gear and procedures are essential for any activity involving the water. From the most experienced fisherman to a vacationer riding a personal watercraft for the first time, anyone can find themselves in dangerous conditions on the water. It is important to always carry Coast Guard approved flotation devices for each person onboard the boat or watercraft. Larger vessels have more equipment requirements. Boaters and PWC riders should always take safety classes. These classes are required in some states for adults and in nearly all states for minors. It is important to never mix alcohol with boating. Alcohol slows a boat operator’s reaction time and leads to accidents. If you have been hurt by a negligent or drunk boater, Michael Menicucci can help.
Boat wrecks are typically caused by weather conditions or human error. Properly trained boaters understand how to safely navigate in all situations, even when there is limited visibility or no visibility due to inclement weather. Following proper procedures for encountering and passing other vessels is essential for preventing crashes. When someone operates a vessel improperly and causes you to suffer an injury, Michael Menicucci fights to get you justice.
"I consulted Mr. Menicucci after my husband was badly hurt when he fell down a dangerous stairway. The premises owner's insurance company ignored me when all my husband and I were asking them to do was reimburse us for the cost of my hotel room where I had to stay for a few days while my husband was in the hospital. Mr. Menicucci represented my husband in his case against the premises owner who at first denied responsibility forcing us to file a lawsuit. Mr. Menicucci always kept us informed of the developments in the case and gave us sound legal advice. He worked very hard on my husband's behalf and it showed. The same insurance company, which ignored our request for a few hundred dollars, had to pay a substantial six-figure amount." - Carrie.
"Mr. Menicucci has represented me in two separate personal injury matters. Whenever I called Mr. Menicucci, he always took as much time as necessary to answer all of my questions and he thoroughly explained the legal process to me every step of the way. If he were not available to take my phone call, he returned the call in a timely manner. I also really appreciated that he copied me on letters he sent to the insurance companies, which allowed me to know what was going on and feel engaged in the process. The way he explained his strategies and what the other side would do or how they would probably react to our positions made it very easy for me to make decisions about my cases. I was very happy with the outcomes in each case and will not hesitate to contact Mr. Menicucci in the future if the need arises. I should add that whenever I have called Mr. Menicucci for legal advice he has always been very transparent about helping me whether I need legal representation or not." - Steve.