New York offers a variety of outdoor water activities to residents and tourists alike. Although boating is fun and exciting, there have been a number of boat accidents and injuries suffered on New York waterways. In 2012, New York ranked 8th in the United States for the number of recreational boating fatalities per 100,000 registered boats, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Boating accidents in New York accounted for 4.1 percent of all boating accidents across the country.
New York Averages 25 Boating Accident Fatalities Each Year
Boating accidents can occur in the various waterways of the Long Island Sound, Great South Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean, due to the negligence or carelessness of another person on the water. Boating accidents may result in the injury of passengers aboard any of the boats involved in the crash. Anyone injured in a boating accident has a legal right to recover fair compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of another.
You Have a Right to Compensation
At TonaLaw, our injury attorneys fight to protect the rights of people injured in boating accident cases involving powerboats, speedboats, sailboats, jet skis, wave runners, windsurfers, surfboards, rowboats, and canoes throughout New York. Whether you are the operator of another watercraft, a passenger, a swimmer, or someone involved in any other activity in the water, we will represent you with the utmost integrity and compassion.
We handle all types of boating accident claims including but not limited to:
- A collision between two or more water-crafts
- Injuries to water skiers and swimmers who have been struck by a boat or watercraft
- Injuries to passengers when boats capsize due to negligent operation by the operator of the watercraft
- Injuries resulting from careless watercraft driving such as speeding or negligently turning the boat or watercraft
We practice client-centered law and represent clients with various types of boating accident injuries, including but not limited to:
- Muscle injuries
- Water inhalation or hypothermia
- Serious and catastrophic injuries such as brain or spinal cord injury
- Amputation or loss of limb
- Wrongful death, including drowning
We Will Fight for You and Your Loved Ones
Our Suffolk County law firm brings a diverse background to the table, allowing us to effectively and efficiently advocate for each client. We have a combined 38-year track record of uncompromising ethics! Unrelenting litigation prosecution allows us to provide superior legal services to clients who suffer from injuries sustained during a boat accident throughout Long Island, New York City, and New York State.
The TonaLaw Advantage
At TonaLaw, we are a client-first practice. Our attorneys and support staff utilize our extensive legal experience and litigation acumen to represent personal injury clients aggressively, always seeking all remedies available to our clients under the law.
TonaLaw is a no-fee law firm – We get paid when we win your case!
If you or a loved one are suffering from a boat accident due to the negligence of another, contact us today at (631) 780-5355 or toll-free at 1-844-TONALAW or by filling in the form below.