New York Boating Accident Case

The Fitzgerald Law Firms have focused on personal injury law for over 40 years. During that time, the firms have handled hundreds of cases and obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.

Boating accidents can involve death or serious injury:

    • Broken Bone Injury
    • Accident-Wrongful Death
    • Amputation
    • Brain Injury
    • Spinal Cord Injury

      In a New York boating accident case, compensation can include:

      • Medical expenses
      • Property damage
      • Pain and suffering
      • Lost earnings
      • Other damages

      Given the nature of evidence in a boating accident case, it is imperative that a New York boating accident lawyer be retained as soon as possible. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm at 1-800-323-9900 or submit our online form if you or a family member has been involved in a recreational boating accident.

      Common Types of Boating Accidents

      • Boat collision with other boats, jet skis, or swimmers
      • Person overboard
      • Skier mishap
      • Slip or fall due to wet surfaces
      • Capsizing or swamping of boat due to:
        • Weather conditions
        • Poor boat maintenance
        • Operator incompetence
      • Fire or explosion on the boat
      • Carbon monoxide asphyxiation
      • Striking a submerged object

      Recreational Boating Accidents Reporting Criteria and Guidelines

      New York regulations require operators to report any recreational boating vessel accident. A recreational vessel is a vessel operated for pleasure, whether it is owned, leased, rented, or chartered. A recreational boating accident means a numbered or documented vessel is being used for recreational purposes and has one or more of the following incidents occur – resulting in injury, death, or property damage:

      • Grounding
      • Swamping
      • Capsizing
      • Sinking
      • Collision with another vessel
      • Striking a submerged object
      • Skier mishap
      • Person falls overboard
      • Fire
      • Explosion
      • Carbon monoxide asphyxiation
      • Hitting a person with the
        • vessel
        • propeller
        • steering machinery
        • propulsion unit