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Boating Accidents

New York State Passes Brianna’s Law

January 1, 2020, marked the day “Brianna’s Law” went into effect. This means that individuals who own boats with engines are now required to take a boating safety course before they are allowed on the water. This course is available to New Yorkers either in four 2-hour segments or two 4-hour segments. “Brianna’s Law” came [...]

2020-01-08T11:16:22+00:00 January 8th, 2020|Blog, Boating Accidents|Comments Off on New York State Passes Brianna’s Law

What to do if you are Involved in a Boating Accident in New York

While most people see boating as a fun and relaxing weekend activity, it does not come without risk. Since New York is a state brimming with bodies of water, the risk of boating accidents and collisions is higher here than in many other places. Here are some questions you may have if you or someone [...]

2019-06-20T10:57:55+00:00 June 20th, 2019|Blog, Boating Accidents|Comments Off on What to do if you are Involved in a Boating Accident in New York

What happens if I’m injured in a boating accident?

As summer continues, people keep soaking up the sun. There is no better way to stay cool than by participating in water activities. Boating is a popular activity on the water. When boating, it is important to remember safety precautions. Sometimes accidents just happen. If you experience an accident while boating, it may be best [...]

2018-07-13T15:22:42+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Blog, Boating Accidents|Comments Off on What happens if I’m injured in a boating accident?

New York State Boating Safety

As the weather finally warms up, many New Yorkers are using this as an opportunity to take their boats out and enjoy the water. Unfortunately, when safety is not taken into consideration, boating accidents can be very serious and sometimes, even fatal. In 2016, New York State had 450,000 registered powerboats, which is ninth in [...]

2018-05-10T09:09:31+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Blog, Boating Accidents|Comments Off on New York State Boating Safety

Boating Accident Injuries

A freak boating accident has taken the life of a young boy trying to be safe on the water and now his death is a reminder of the dangers that boating entails. A 12-year-old boy was enrolled in junior sailing camp and was practicing a capsizing drill in July. As the little motorboat he was [...]

2017-08-30T15:54:14+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Blog, Boating Accidents|Comments Off on Boating Accident Injuries

Jet Ski Accidents

Summer is the perfect time to kick back, relax, and cool down by participating in an array of water activities and sports. With so many waterways in the tri-state area, we are lucky to have access to boats and other water toys. While these are fun ways to spend a warm summer day, they also [...]

2017-07-10T08:44:12+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Blog, Boating Accidents|Comments Off on Jet Ski Accidents

Common Fourth of July Personal Injuries

As fun as Fourth of July is, there are also many dangers associated with the holiday and it is important that you make safety a priority this weekend. First, if you are located in New York City, please be aware that fireworks, including sparklers, are completely illegal. Throughout the majority of New York State, sparklers [...]

2017-06-30T14:31:49+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Blog, Boating Accidents|Comments Off on Common Fourth of July Personal Injuries

Uber CEO’s Parents Involved in Boating Accident

On Memorial Day Weekend, the parents of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick were involved in a deadly boating accident near their home in California. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died as a result of her injuries. Her husband, Donald, was rushed to a nearby hospital and was listed in serious condition, which later stabilized. Uber confirmed that Kalanick’s parents were [...]

2017-06-12T10:27:56+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Blog, Boating Accidents|Comments Off on Uber CEO’s Parents Involved in Boating Accident

What are some reasons for boating accidents?

New York City is surrounded by the Hudson River, Harlem River, the East River, and is even situated pretty close to the Atlantic Ocean. Many New Yorkers take this as an opportunity to spend time on these bodies of water on boats as the weather gets warmer. Hopefully, boat passengers remain safe as they enjoy [...]

2017-05-10T14:38:19+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Blog, Boating Accidents|Comments Off on What are some reasons for boating accidents?