Boating Accident Lawyers in White Plains
Common Causes of Boating Accidents in New York
Boating accidents can happen in New York whether you’re on a personal watercraft or while you’re on a ferry.
Common causes of personal boating accidents in New York include:
- Bad weather conditions.
If inclement weather is coming, you shouldn’t take your personal boat onto the water. It’s important that you protect yourself.
- Unexpected bad weather or waves.
Sometimes, unexpected bad weather or large waves can cause a boating accident. Before you go out on the water, make sure that your boat has the proper safety equipment on board. Ferries should also have proper safety equipment.
- Driving a boat at the wrong speed.
Driving a boat too fast or even too slow can put you or other people in danger. Driving a boat too fast can cause a boating accident because the boat is unable to slow down in the event of a problem. Driving a boat too slow can mean that you’re hit by another boat.
- Driving while intoxicated.
Just because a boat isn’t operated on the road doesn’t mean that it’s legal to drink while operating the boat. Driving while intoxicated is against the law even on the water.
- Mechanical failures and fires.
Sometimes boating accidents happen and they’re not the fault of the driver. When mechanical failures happen, the boat can malfunction. A fire may break out. This can be extremely dangerous if you’re out on the water alone or even with your family or friends
New York Boating Laws Help Prevent Accidents
Because boating accidents often produce life threatening or deadly injuries, New York has boating laws in place to help prevent accidents. These injuries often require expensive, long term medical treatment. If you or a loved one were hurt or even killed because of a boating accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Our law firm helps boat accident victims get the maximum compensation.
Boating Accident Compensation
If you or someone you love is hurt or killed in a boating accident, compensation may be available. Talk with the White Plains boating accident lawyers at our firm for a free evaluation of your potential case. You could be eligible to receive compensation for your past, current, and future medical care; time lost from work; pain and suffering; wrongful death; and loss of consortium.
All boating accidents are different. They have different facts and circumstances. That’s why you need experienced lawyers to secure your maximum recovery. Our attorneys understand both the physical and emotional pain that you’re going through as the victim of a boating accident. Our compassionate, White Plains injury lawyers are here to give you the reliable legal representation that you need.
Contact us now to schedule your case evaluation.