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When Water Recreation Turns Tragic, A NYC Boat Accident Lawyer Can Help; Call 212-421-0300.

New York has more than 7,500 lakes and nearly 50,000 miles of the state is covered in rivers. The most eastern areas of New York are also bordered by the Atlantic Ocean; and while the state’s rivers, lakes, and ocean have become popular spots for recreational activities, they have also been connected to some of the state’s most serious accidents and injuries.

If you were injured or otherwise harmed in a recreational boating accident that was caused by the reckless or negligent behaviors of a third party, you are rightfully due compensation for your pain and suffering. You can seek this type of monetary recompense through legal action. Don’t wait to speak to a New York City boat accident lawyer at our firm about the legal options available to you at this time, call (212) 421-0300 for a free consultation or complete our contact form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Types Of Recreational Boating Accidents In New York

Below are some of the most common types of recreational boating and marine accidents, according to a study released by the United States Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety.

  • Collision with another vessel: Because the rules and regulations concerning boating safety and other water carriers are not prominently advertised or enforced, boat operators must understand and adhere to the guidelines set forth for them. When the boat driver fails to exercise care, the passengers in his or her vessel, as well as the passengers of other nearby vessels, are put in danger of injury.
  • Collision with a fixed object: Injury accidents can occur when the operator of a boat fails to recognize and respond to the presence of potentially destructive circumstances such as shallow waters, rocks, and boating docks. A collision can lead to a hard-impact landing or even capsizing.
  • Falling overboard: Slippery floors, sudden jerks, and/or passenger recklessness can cause someone to fall overboard. When an individual is unexpectedly thrust into choppy waters, it can be difficult – if not impossible – for the victim to swim back to safety.
  • Capsizing: Capsizing refers to the overturn of a boat, leaving the vessel upside down or resting on its side. Capsizing usually follows another type of accident such as an onboard fire or collision with another object.

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If you suffered injuries from a boating accident that was not your fault, you deserve to be provided with the means to obtain the compensation it will take to recover from the accident. At The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny, located in Manhattan, New York, we are committed to utilizing our skills and resources to help the innocent injury victims of recreational boating accidents in New York.

Contact a New York City boat accident attorney at our firm today to schedule a free case consultation with an experienced member of our legal team. Complete the free evaluation contact form below or call (212) 421-0300.

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