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Farar & Lewis LLP is a top rated law firm, with over 40 years of combined experience. Our attorneys have won over $100 million, in combined verdicts and settlements for our clients. You deserve compensation for your pain and suffering, and it's our job to get it for you.

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Personal Injury Lawyers

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Personal Attention

At Farar & Lewis LLP, we pride ourselves on our ability to be there for our clients, 24/7 when tragedy or questions arise. Every single one of our clients has access to their assigned lawyer.
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Respected Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers

We’re proud to say that our personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles, are recognized as leaders in the state of California. Our firm has won millions, in compensation for our clients.
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No Fee Ever. Unless We Win.

Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are on your team. That means we’re with you 100% of the way. We prove this, by never charging any upfront fees.
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It's simple. There's NO upfront fee for our services. We offer a risk free consultation.

A Practice Dedicated Exclusively To Helping Injury Victims

If you have been injured in an auto accident or another type of accident that you did not cause, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified California personal injury attorney who knows the law and has the ability to secure the compensation you deserve. At the law firm of Farar & Lewis LLP, we represent Southern California clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

We know how overwhelming it can be for injury victims to deal with overzealous insurance adjusters who want to settle their claims for as little as possible. We take the burden of the legal issues off your shoulders and work directly with the insurance company to negotiate a settlement that provides the medical care and financial support necessary to facilitate your recovery. If a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, we will take your case to court.

Our Iron-Clad Commitment To YOU

We are committed to you and your right to no-nonsense legal representation, timely communication and full compensation. We pride ourselves on providing punctual and honest case assessments.

Our team of trial lawyers has over 40 years of combined experience, fighting on behalf of victims all over the state of California. get a free consultation

RECENT CASE RESULTS

Motorcyclist Suffers From Automobile Accident
600,000.00
SETTLEMENT
Premises Liability/Trip and Fall
300,000
SETTLEMENT
Premises Liability/Trip and Fall
1,300,000.00
SETTLEMENT
Auto vs. Auto
500,000
SETTLEMENT
Pedestrian suffers from automobile accident
240,000.00
SETTLEMENT
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San Diego Boating And Alcohol Use Lawyers

The Dangers of Boating and Alcohol Use
Boating and alcohol can lead to catastrophic events. Although many individuals feel that a few drinks won’t impair their ability to safely operate a boat, they also have to account for the impact of the wind, waves, and sun, which can further hinder a drinker’s impairment. All of these obstacles combined with only a few drinks can make it difficult for an individual to safely react to swimmers and other boats.

What are the Effects of Drinking and Boating?
According to the California Department of Boating and Waterways, when an individual’s blood alcohol content is greater than 0.035%, it significantly influences his or her ability to properly and safely operate a boat. It is also important to keep in mind that the sun can amplify the effects of alcohol and lead to dehydration or heat exhaustion. In addition, alcohol may also influence a boater’s:

  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Judgement
  • Reaction time
  • Depth perception
  • Vision
  • Attention

What are the Legal Consequences of Boating and Drinking?
According to California law, individuals are not allowed to operate a marine vessel when they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. California boating laws state that an individual can be charged with boating under the influence if he or she has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08%

If an individual is charged with boating under the influence, it could lead to a suspended or revoked driver’s licenseranging from six months to five years. The Department of Motor Vehicles considers previous offenses as well as the type of vessel that was involved. In addition, those found guilty of boating under the influence could face a fine up to $1,000 and one year in jail. However, if an individual is found guilty of boating under the influence, and he or she is responsible for the personal injury or wrongful death of another individual, the consequences can be serious.

Because boating and alcohol is a serious problem, there are more than 150 organizations throughout California that are taking action to ensure all boaters are safe. The California Department of Boating and Waterways is currently providing training services and equipment to officers to help reduce the number of boating accidents that are caused by alcohol.

Reporting Accidents
California law requires that all boaters report accidents. All parties must share their contact information, which includes vessel registration, with each other following the accident. In addition, vessel operators must offer assistance to any individuals who are injured as a result of the accident. The accident should be reported in writing to the California Department of Boating and Waterways under the following circumstances:

When the accident resulted in a fatality or disappearance of an individual;

If any injuries occurred as a result of the accident that required medical care aside from first aid;

If there was property damage that was greater than $500 to any docks, boats, or other property;

There was a total loss of a vessel.

In addition, when an accident resulted in a fatality, serious injury, or disappearance, the law states that vessel operators must report the accident to the California Department of Boating and Waterways within 48 hours. When the accident only resulted in property damage, vessel operators must file a report within 10 days.

Contact a Skilled Attorney
San Diego is a popular boating spot because it provides stunning views of the beach and ocean. There are many individuals in the San Diego area who enjoy participating in kayaking, sailing, boating, and other water activities. Although most individuals who partake in these activities practice caution, they are at risk by no-fault of their own when another individual is boating under the influence of alcohol. According to the United States Coast Guard, there were 4,515 boating accidents in 2012 that resulted in 651 fatalities. Furthermore, California reported 473 boating accidents in 2012 that resulted in 53 deaths.

If you have been involved in a boating accident, which was caused by an individual who was boating under the influence, it is imperative to contact a skilled legal team immediately. The intoxicated boater is at-fault, and if you or a loved one suffered from any injures, you could receive compensation for damages. Many victims are awarded compensation for lost wages, rehabilitative and medial bills, pain and suffering, and more. California has laws in place to ensure boaters face strict penalties when they are intoxicated while operating a vessel, and these laws also protect victims of boating accidents that involved alcohol. When you have an experienced and knowledgeable legal team on your side, the chances of being awarded compensation for you damages will greatly increase.

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