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New York City Boating Accidents Lawyer

New York City Boating Accidents LawyerWere you recently hurt in a boating accident in New York City, NY? The parties responsible may owe you compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A respected New York City boating accidents lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can fight to maximize your financial recovery.

Our attorneys have over 25 years of experience recovering fair compensation for victims across the five boroughs. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in damages for our injured clients to date.

Are you ready to take legal action? Contact our law offices in New York, New York, to schedule a free consultation today.

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Boating Accident in New York City

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Boating Accident in New York CityBoating injuries can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life. Severe boating accidents can be terrifying. You could be left with physical and emotional scars that haunt you for years.

Fighting a legal battle may feel like the last thing you need. However, it’s the only way to recover fair compensation for your injuries. Fortunately, an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer can handle the details.

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, our legal team has a proven track record of success putting money in our clients’ pockets after an injury. This feat has earned our attorney membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, organizations limited to attorneys who have recovered seven-figure awards for clients. The National Trial Lawyers has also recognized our founding attorney as a Top 100 trial lawyer.

When you retain our services, our lawyers will:

  • Comprehensively investigate to determine causation and liability
  • Demand fair compensation from all responsible parties
  • Work with experts to prove the value of your injury claim
  • Negotiate with insurance companies to recover the maximum compensation you deserve

Our lawyers have a history of standing up for injured clients in NYC when they need it most. To learn more about how a New York City personal injury attorney can help your case, just give us a call for a free consultation today.

How Common Are Boating Accidents in New York City?

New York City is made up of several different islands. Although it’s not the first thing that pops into people’s minds when they think of the big apple, there’s significant commercial and recreational boating activity in NYC, Staten Island, and Long Island.

According to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, 4,430 boats were registered in New York City in 2019. Statewide, there were 251 accidents that year, resulting in 129 injuries and 15 fatalities.

Where are all of these accidents happening? The state is keeping track.

In 2019, the following boating accidents were reported in NYC:

  • Bronx County: three accidents
  • Kings County: four accidents
  • Queens County: two accidents
  • Richmond County: one accident
  • Nassau County: 29 accidents

In nearby Suffolk County, there were 75 accidents and 41 fatalities reported–and five people lost their lives. Another 14 boat wrecks were reported in Westchester County.

What is My New York City Boating Accident Case Worth?

This question is one of the most common a lawyer encounters. It’s also one of the most difficult to answer. Before we can find out what your personal injury case is worth, we need to fully investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident.

As a general matter, the amount of compensation NYC boating accident victims can recover will depend on:

  • The cost of your past and future medical care
  • The nature of your injuries
  • How long your injuries prevented you from working
  • The impact the injury will have on your quality of life

Our legal team will analyze every aspect of your case to assess its fair value. We’ll bring in specialists as needed to back up our insurance demands.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Boating Accident Victims?

Recovering compensation after a boating wreck in NYC can be tricky. Federal, state, and maritime laws may apply to your injury claim.

Generally, accident victims are entitled to two primary types of compensation in a personal injury case: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages in New York are designed to put you in the same financial position you were in before the accident, and they include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages and income
  • Rehabilitation
  • Property damage
  • Any other out-of-pocket costs for treating your injuries

Non-economic damages in New York offer compensation for the past and future emotional and physical trauma of an accident, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Loss of consortium

If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a boat accident, let our boating accident attorneys fight to recover the damages you deserve. With over 25 years of experience, we have the resources to handle even the most complex injury claim. All you have to do is contact our personal injury law firm to get started.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Boating Accident in New York?

Any number of factors can come into play to cause a boating accident. Injured parties can sometimes share the blame. Under New York contributory negligence rules, you can recover compensation even if you’re being blamed for the accident.

However, if you’re found partially responsible, your damages award will be reduced to reflect your own share of the fault.

Interested in learning more about how New York law can impact your personal injury case? Contact us today for a free case review.

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Boating Accident Injuries

According to U.S. Coast Guard reports, serious boating accidents kill hundreds of people every year. Others are left to battle severe injuries.

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we’ll fight to recover fair compensation for your boating accident injuries, including:

  • Brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Back injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries

If you lost a loved one in an NYC boating accident, we can also fight to help you recover compensation for wrongful death.

What Causes Most Boating Accidents in New York City, New York?

According to state reports, operator inattention was by far the most common cause of boating accidents in New York. In other words, most boating accidents can be prevented. However, there are a number of other factors that can play a role in a boat accident.

Some of the most common causes of boating accidents in New York City include:

  • Excessive speeds
  • Operator inexperience
  • Hazardous waters, wake, and weather conditions
  • Alcohol use
  • Failure to keep a proper lookout
  • Mechanical failures
  • Violation of navigational rules
  • Spilled fuel or vapor ignition
  • Sharp turns
  • Improper anchoring
  • Lack of proper safety equipment

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we handle all types of boating accident cases in NYC, including those involving:

  • Capsizing
  • Collisions with fixed or floating objects
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Flooding and swamping
  • Grounding
  • Ejections from the vessel
  • Accidents involving being struck by another boat or object
  • Defective mechanical components

Whether you were hurt on a recreational boat, ferry, sailboat, or even a kayak, you may be entitled to compensation. Our lawyers are available to review your case for free. If you were injured, don’t hesitate to give us a call to learn more about your legal rights.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Boating Accident in New York?

Most boating accidents are caused by negligent or reckless behavior. The person operating the vessel may be inexperienced or simply not paying attention. They might not understand the navigational rules designed to keep others safe.

To recover compensation, you’ll have to prove that someone else caused your injuries. In almost all personal injury cases, the victim is required to prove negligence.

A negligence claim hinges on four elements, including:

  • A legal duty of care
  • Breach of the duty of care
  • Causation
  • Damages

In plain English? You’ll have to prove that someone else made a mistake that directly caused your injuries. You’ll also have to prove the level of damages you’re entitled to receive because of those injuries.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Boating Accident in New York?

New York law limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years. You’ll have three years from the date of injury to pursue compensation. Once the three years are up, you’re barred from taking legal action.

Contact a New York City Boating Accidents Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Many New Yorkers love a good day on the city waterways. However, the experience can quickly become terrifying when someone gets hurt. If you were injured in a boating accident, call an experienced New York City boating accidents lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today. We offer a free consultation, so there’s no reason to wait.

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