Upstate New York Boating Injury Attorney
Upstate New York is blessed with beautiful lakes and rivers that can be enjoyed by boating, cruises, water-skiing, jet-skiing and fishing. Recreational water activities bring about their own unique set of risks that can lead to severe injuries such as traumatic brain and spinal injuries or even death. If you or a loved one was hurt due to the negligence of an individual in a boating related accident, contact The Law Office of Andrew DeLuca to see if you may be entitled to compensation.
How Can a Boat Accident Attorney Help You?
An attorney can help you in the following ways:
1. An attorney will help you gather all the documentation related to your accident, including medical reports, bills and insurance information. These records will help an attorney understand your injury and the viability of your case.
2. Next an attorney will gather evidence surrounding your accident. This could include video footage, photographs, witness testimony and police records.
3.Finally, an attorney will negotiate with the insurance company for the compensation that you deserve. If the negotiations fail, an attorney can bring your case to trial prepared with the necessary records and evidence to prove your case.
It’s important to file your claim as soon as possible. If too much time passes you may be unable to receive compensation for your injuries.
Common Causes of Boating Accidents
A few of the most common causes of boat accident injuries on Upstate New York lakes and rivers include:
Slippery boat decks
Lack of boat maintenance
Overloading of boat
No proper safety gear present such as life jackets
Boat operator is under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
Boat is operating at high speeds
Collisions with other boats or fixed objects.
Reckless and careless operation
Boating operators have a duty to operate their vessel in a reasonable and prudent manner to ensure the safety of other boaters, passengers, and property. If a boating operator was found to be negligent in operating their vessel and it resulted in your injury, you may be eligible for compensation. In some cases, criminal charges may be brought against the boater.
Jet Ski Accident Claims
Jet ski accidents are often more severe than boating accidents due to the lack of extra protection afforded by boats. While jet ski accidents can result from the negligence of the operator, of another boater or in some cases defective equipment. Parties who may be liable for personal injury damages include negligent vessel operators, the rental company that supplied the jet ski, or the manufacturer of the product.
New York State Boating Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in a boating accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Mr. DeLuca understands the complexities that separate boating accidents from other vehicle accidents, and may be able to help you. Contact personal injury attorney Andrew DeLuca today at 518-245-9109 or fill out the form below for a free consultation.
We represent boating accident victims throughout Upstate New York including on Lake George, Saratoga Lake, Lake Placid, the Hudson River, the Mohawk River, the Finger Lakes, Great Sacandaga Lake, Lake Champlain and the New York canals.