Boat Accidents

New York Boating Accident Attorney

In 2012, New York had 26 fatalities from boating accidents, the sixth-highest total in the country. Another 126 people suffered serious injuries, including brain and spinal cord injuries, paralysis and even death. If you or someone you love has been involved in a boating accident, you need immediate legal assistance to preserve necessary evidence in your case.

At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, our New York boating accident lawyers have more than 45 years of experience in pursuing claims against negligent boat drivers and other parties responsible for your injuries.

Let us begin an immediate investigation into your boating accident to identify every negligent person or entity. We will aggressively pursue every course of action necessary to maximize your recovery. Contact us today.

Ferry boat injuries: We have experience representing the victims of injuries resulting from ferry boat and commuter ferry accidents. We are also experienced in handling claims involving water taxi service. When you suffer a neck or back injury, or someone you love has been seriously injured, let us assert your rights.

Jet Ski accidents: Jet Skis used in the New York City area can be fun for kids, teenagers and adults. Unfortunately, when a careless operator or a negligent boat driver collides with a Jet Ski passenger, the results can be catastrophic. We will assert your rights for the injuries sustained in a Jet Ski accident.

Drunk driving accidents: Many boating accidents are the result of drunk driving accidents on the water. Our New York boating accident lawyers will investigate the accident, working with accident reconstructionists, police reports and other experts to determine the cause of the accident and pursue claims against negligent drunk drivers. Contact us today for a FREE consultation regarding your boating accident.

Wrongful death and fatalities
If someone you love was in a boating accident that resulted in a fatality, we offer experienced legal service to you and the victims of boating accidents involving:

  • Yachts
  • Barges
  • Water taxis
  • Ferries
  • Cruise ships
  • Other vessels

NY City Ferry Injury Lawyer

We will take immediate action to begin an investigation on the accident and preserve necessary evidence, including witness statements, photographs and police reports. Wrongful death litigation can be complex. Let us protect your rights against insurance and boating industries.

Our experience: The Staten Island Ferry Accident
Our NY City ferry boat accident injury law firm handled one of the Staten Island ferry accident cases, a highly publicized case in which our client recovered $225,000 for a back injury sustained when the ferry crashed into a pier at the St. George terminal.

Our experience: Passenger Cruise Ship Injuries
Regardless of the port of departure of the ship, in these cases, the jurisdiction for litigation is chosen by the shipping company and is printed on the back of the ticket.

Our experience: Private Powerboat Accidents
Private powerboat accidents involving inexperienced "skippers", causing injury to friends and neighbors.

Call us toll-free at 866-502-9091 or contact our offices to schedule your FREE consultation with an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer.


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