What are some reasons for boating accidents?

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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 our state’s waters but unfortunately, accidents happen and people do get hurt.

New York Stat saw 16 fatalities related to boating accidents in 2015, half of which were related to paddle boats. One of the most common factors in recreational boating accidents is the use of drugs and alcohol. In fact, this accounted for half of the boating fatalities reported in 2015. Other common reasons for boating accidents in New York State include capsizing, falling overboard, collisions with fixed objects and other vehicles, fires, and more. Most boating accidents from the report showed that weather and operator inattentiveness/inexperience were the three leading causes of accidents throughout the state.

Keep in mind that in New York State, you must file a personal injury lawsuit within 3 years of the date of the accident. If you have been injured in a boating accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can provide you with assistance.

The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny has over a combined century of experience in dealing with personal injury lawsuits and has achieved over nine figures in verdicts and settlements, proving their success rate in the courtroom. Contact the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny today to figure out your next steps and speak with an attorney who cares.

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