In the summer, the number of accidents involving boats and other water activities sharply rise for obvious reasons. As reported by CBS New York, a 26-year old jet skier is in critical condition as a result of injuries he sustained in a collision with a boat near Liberty Island. The exact cause of the accident is unknown at this time.
While the details on the accident remain unknown, the described injuries may be grounds for a lawsuit if the boat operator's actions violated a duty of care. A duty of care is a legal obligation that individuals have to take certain precautions when performing an action that could potentially cause harm. After a boating accident, the following may be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit: operating the boat at excessive speed, operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, improper maintenance, equipment failure, operator's negligence, or lack of requisite experience.
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, we recognize the financial burden that a boating accident can cause individuals and their families. Individuals who have suffered an injury in a boating accident may be able to receive compensation for any economic or non-economic damages caused by their injuries.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a boating or ferry accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To see if you have a valid lawsuit, call (212) 406-1700. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no charge unless we secure a recovery.