NY Boating And Water Accidents
With the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound so close by, it makes sense that many in the area choose to pursue recreational water sports and activities. On area lakes, regional rivers, and the ocean, people spend pleasurable days on and in the water. But there are times when accidents occur. Water sport accidents and boating collisions can result in serious injuries.
To pursue justice after a recreational water accident, connect with a Long Island personal injury lawyer. With experience and skill, an attorney can pursue a settlement for medical care, lost income, and emotional distress. If another was negligent, compensation is possible.
Negligence May Fall with a Boat Operator
According to Coast Guard reports, it is common for negligence to be connected to the individual who was operating the boat. The operator could have been inexperienced or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Of course, there are times when other factors are the reason for the accident. Equipment failure or weather conditions could be to blame.
Before heading out on any boating excursion or water sport activity, be sure there is a plan in the event of an emergency. Everyone involved should have the safety gear they need and a first aid kit, one that is fully stocked, needs to be available should it be needed. Individuals should also understand who to call and how to reach help in the event of an emergency.
Have Injuries Assessed Immediately
Serious, life-threatening injuries are possible when individuals are boating, tubing, or participating in other weather sports. There could be bone fractures that need to be set and brain injuries that need to be assessed. When a doctor looks over injuries immediately, they can develop a treatment plan that is appropriate for the level of harm. Following a treatment plan is essential, for your own health and the strength of a New York injury claim.
If you feel an injury claim is necessary to help you financially heal from the harm you sustained, connect with a Long Island personal injury lawyer. Once you share information about the accident, including who owned the boat, if there was inclement weather, and what injuries were sustained. A skilled attorney can inform you of your recovery options.
Taking notes before your meeting can also be helpful. If you have notes that you can share with your lawyer, such as jotting down the dates and times of any doctor or therapy appointments, your attorney can follow those notes to secure documentation needed for a settlement.
Have you sustained an injury in a water accident and are now unsure of what steps to take in order to secure a settlement? You need a personal injury lawyer working for you to determine a path forward. Together, we can assess your expenses and develop a strategy to secure your best compensation option. With over 30 years of legal experience, our legal team represents clients throughout Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City. Don’t delay, contact Giuffré Law Offices at 516-802-9912 to discuss your case today.