Visiting the beach is a great way to unwind and spend some time with friends and family. But the beach can also be a dangerous place. If you were injured at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport, you might be entitled to compensation.
To discuss your options, contact a Crab Meadow Beach accident & injury lawyer from Goldstein & Bashner for a free consultation. We can help you determine who might be at fault for your accident and how you can receive compensation for your damages.
If you hire Goldstein & Bashner to represent you, our accident and injury lawyers will negotiate with the party at fault on your behalf so that you can focus on recovery. If the party at fault refuses to settle for a fair amount, we can file a lawsuit in court forcing them to pay. In short, we will not stop fighting until you get the compensation you deserve.
Types of Accidents at Crab Meadow Beach
While most people think solely of drownings or near-drownings when considering accidents that occur at the beach, we have seen quite a few different types, including the following:
Slip and Falls: Falling accidents can happen just about anywhere. Whether you slip on a wet surface or trip over debris, the resulting injuries can be quite serious. Typically, slip and fall or trip and fall accidents at the beach result from:
- Broken or loose planks on the boardwalk
- Uneven or cracked sidewalks
- Broken handrails or steps
- Obstacles and debris in walkways
- Sudden, hidden changes in elevation
- Slippery substances left on the ground or walkway
- Snow and ice accumulation
- Standing water
Accidents Caused by Faulty Equipment: Sometimes accidents occur because the property owner at the beach does not properly maintain equipment like gazebos, picnic areas, sports areas, playground equipment, or barbecue pits. When this happens either the property owner or the manufacturer of the equipment may be to blame for your injury.
Assault: Like all public places, when visiting the beach you will have to share the space with other guests. This can sometimes be problematic. If you are the victim of theft or physical violence, you might be entitled to compensation from the aggressor or even from the property owner if it failed to provide adequate security.
Car Accidents: Everyone has to get to the beach somehow and for most people that means driving. With parking lots full of pedestrians, including excited children, car accidents are all too common at Crab Meadow Beach.
Is the owner of Crab Meadow Beach liable for my accident?
The Town of Huntington owns and operates Crab Meadow Beach. Depending on where and how you were injured, the Town could be liable for your injuries.
For example, if your accident took place on the boardwalk and was caused by the negligent actions of the Town or one of its employees, then the Town of Huntington would likely be responsible for your injuries. However, if your injury took place on private property or was the result of a third party, then the private property owner or third party would be to blame.
Determining who is at fault for your accident can be difficult. If you bring your claim against the wrong party, you could lose your right to recover from the actual party at fault.
Because the Town of Huntington is a government entity, there are strict procedures in place that protect them from certain liabilities. One of these protections is a short time period that victims can bring claims after an accident. If you do not file within this short time period, you will be unable to recover any compensation.
We will examine your case and determine who is at fault for your accident. If the government is responsible, we will help you file a claim following the proper procedures to protect your legal right to compensation.
Personal Injury Claims Process
In order to win your case against the government or a third party after an accident at Crab Meadow Beach, you will need to prove that the other party was at fault for your accident. This means you will need various pieces of evidence including:
- Testimony and contact information from witnesses who saw the accident
- Copies of any police reports or accident reports
- Photographs from the scene of the accident, especially if your accident resulted from a dangerous condition on the property
- Surveillance footage from a nearby store or traffic camera
- Medical paperwork detailing your injuries and their possible causes
Settlement compensation after an accident at Crab Meadow Beach will vary based on the facts and circumstances of your accident. Potentially, you will be able to recover money for:
- Your past due and current medical expenses including doctor’s bills and medications
- The cost of your anticipated future medical expenses, such as long-term medications, physical therapy, or surgery
- Lost wages
- Decreased earning capacity
- Cost to repair damaged property
- Pain and suffering
Goldstein & Bashner Can Help
If you or a loved one was injured at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport, call the accident and injury lawyers of Goldstein & Bashner. We will fight to make sure that a simple accident does not ruin your life. If another person’s negligence caused your injuries, you deserve compensation. We want to make sure you get it.
Remember, there are strict deadlines to file a claim for an accident at the beach, especially if the government is responsible. Do not delay. Contact us as soon as possible to learn more about how we can help: 516-874-4362.