The South Bay area is a beautiful place to live, and the Pacific Ocean is a luxury we get to enjoy; however, we need to be careful when operating a boat and other watercrafts. Unfortunately, boating and watercraft injuries occur frequently in San Diego County, from Carlsbad to Chula Vista, and the majority of them are caused by the operator’s error.

If you have suffered serious injury as a result of a boating or watercraft accident, contact Chula Vista Legal Center. We are Personal Injury Attorneys with a proven record of success in helping those who suffer from a serious injury, to receive the necessary medical attention, care and treatment you need, in addition to compensation for future care you may require. Call for a free consultation and case-specific guidance. As a family owned and operated San Diego County Personal Injury and Accident Law Firm, Chula Vista Legal Center is conveniently located in Carlsbad with offices in Mission Valley and Chula Vista.

FAQ’s About Boating Accidents


Q: Am I required to wear a lifejacket while boating in San Diego County?

A: Adult boaters are not required to wear a life jacket while on the water. However, every boat is required to carry one size-appropriate, easily accessible life jacket for each passenger.


Q: Are there penalties for boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs in North San Diego County?

A: Yes. Penalties for BUI are very serious and can include: large fines, revocation of boat operator privileges and jail time.