Whether boating at Captree, Point Lookout, Smith Point or Freeport, Long Island is a great place to enjoy yourself on the waters, but not without the risk of water-related accidents and injuries. Boating accidents can happen on small private boats and large ships, with an experienced captain or boating enthusiast, in the ocean, sea or on a lake.
Who's at fault in a boating injury accident?
When a water-related accident occurs, there are many complex legal and safety issues involved. This may include such questions as:
- Did the injury occur on a privately-owned boat or on a chartered or rented boat?
- Was the operator properly trained?
- Was the operator under the influence of drugs or alcohol or operating the boat recklessly?
- Was the boat properly maintained and regularly inspected?
- Was safety equipment available and properly maintained?
- Did the injured participant sign a waiver or release of liability before engaging in the activity?
- Was the boat itself designed and manufactured properly and in compliancy with safety laws and regulations?
The answers to these questions will help determine if the fault lies with the boat manufacturer, the operator, a company providing services with the boat, a company hired to maintain and inspect the boat or another party.
How our boating accident lawyers can help
Our personal injury lawyers work with a team of top-notchinvestigators, medical experts, engineers and other resources to fully investigate the cause of accident, who was at fault and the extent of any injuries. We know exacty what is needed to win the case and work tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
If you or a family member has been injured—whether it is a small private boat, a chartered fishing boat, a cruise ship, jet skis or a ferry—our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you get the maximum settlement you deserve.
Want more information?
Contact our boating accident lawyers for a free consultation. Our lawyers will sit down with you to discuss your case, answer all your questions and let you know what you can expect from the legal process. No obligation, no fee.
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How Long Island Boaters Can Avoid Accidents and Injuries