New York Boating Accidents
Learn About Your Legal Options with Our New York Boat Accident Attorneys on Your Side
Boaters need to follow safety rules and operate their boats with care just like drivers of motor vehicles. Unfortunately, some boaters fail to live up to their obligations and are negligent. If you were injured by a negligent boater, the attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP are ready to help you. We have proven results of close to $1 Billion dollars over the years for our injured clients.
Boating Laws in New York – The Legal Standard
You should know that boat operators in New York are not permitted to drink alcohol while operating a boat and are held to the same DWI standards as motorists. Additionally, boaters will lose their driving privileges if convicted for operating a boat under the influence.
Our attorneys have been representing boat accident victims for more than three decades and understand Maritime Law. As Super Lawyers and top-rated litigators, we know what it takes to get you the most compensation for your boat accident injuries.
Call now for a free consultation. We will travel to your home or hospital room to get your case started with an immediate investigation. There is never a fee unless we win your case. We will take care of your legal issues and fight for the compensation you deserve while you focus on recovery from your injuries.
Top Causes of Boating Accidents
The U.S. Coast Guard reported 758 deaths and 3,081 injuries in 4,588 boating accidents nationwide. In about 90 percent of accidents, the boat operator had not had any prior safety training. Boaters have an obligation to their passengers and to others on the waterways to operate the boat safely and to follow boating regulations.
Accidents on the water happen for many reasons. The Coast Guard identified the top boating accident causes as:
- The use of alcohol or drugs while operating the boat
- Distracted boating, including drivers using phones while operating their boat
- Improper ventilation on the boat
- Overcrowding, unsafe or overloaded boats
- Improperly maintained boats or inadequate equipment
- Failure to observe the rules on who has the right-of-way
- Insufficient safety equipment on board the boat
- Bad weather
In 70 percent of boating accidents, the victim lost his life by drowning. Boaters should have safety equipment on board and should follow the rules so that they don’t injure themselves or others.
If you were injured as a passenger on a boat with a negligent operator, call a New York boat accident lawyer at RMFW Law so you can pursue a damage claim. Boaters have insurance that will cover your costs, so neither you nor the person who was operating the vessel will have to personally pay for the damages you have suffered.
If you were operating your own boat and a collision occurred because of a negligent boater on the waterway, you can also take legal action. Our attorneys will conduct an investigation, interview witnesses, obtain medical records and do everything we can to build a strong case.
Contact RMFW Law Today
RMFW Law has recovered more than $700 million in compensation for victims hurt in accidents and surviving family members who lost loved ones. We have received five-star client ratings and are dedicated to fighting for people who have been harmed by the negligence of others. You should not have to suffer because someone else was irresponsible.
Boating injuries can be expensive to treat, and can cause the devastating loss of a family member. You deserve fair compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress and wrongful death. We will use our legal knowledge to help you get the money you need.
Call 1-800-660-2264 now to talk to a New York boat accident attorney who can help you make a strong case for compensation.