New York Recreational Boat Injuries
Boats, Jet Skis and other watercraft accidents can cause serious or fatal injuries to accident victims. Unfortunately, many boat and watercraft operators do not exercise adequate caution and cause accidents that are entirely preventable. According to a recent report by the U.S. Coast Guard, the top five contributing factors to boat accidents are operator inattentiveness, operator inexperience, excessive speed, improper lookout and alcohol. If you or a family member has been injured in a boat accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. We represent clients throughout New York and New Jersey in boat accident claims.
We Handle Claims With Meticulous Care
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a boat or watercraft accident, the law firm you choose to handle your case is important. Boat accident cases are often very complex. Unique factors often come into play in a boat accident case that may not be present in a typical auto accident case. For example:
- Auto accidents are often witnessed by other drivers and police often respond quickly to the scene to provide reports and question drivers involved in the accident. By comparison, boat accidents on open water are less likely to have witnesses, other than parties on the boat itself.
- Lakes and rivers do not have traffic lights, stop signs and other traffic markers that can be used to easily demonstrate negligence.
- Cars, trucks and motorcycles leave skid marks and other visible evidence on the road, which can be photographed and documented.
- Boating laws and regulations are different in many respects from traffic laws.
Your lawyer must have the skill, experience and resources to identify the cause of your boat accident. Your lawyer must be able to demonstrate sufficient proof to establish the liability of the responsible party. Fortunately, our firm has considerable experience in complex litigation. Our lawyers have handled thousands of personal injury claims and know how to build a strong case on behalf of boat and watercraft accident victims. With hundreds of years of collective experience, our team has a depth of knowledge and experience that is difficult to match.
If you need to speak with one of our experienced New York or New Jersey boat accident lawyers, we are pleased to offer a free consultation. To contact our New York City office in lower Manhattan, call 212-732-9000.
Call 516-742-0707 to contact our Garden City office or 631-734-2500 to contact our office in Cutchogue, New York.
Call 201-342-0037 to contact our office in Hackensack, New Jersey. You may also contact us by e-mail.