If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a boating accident, you deserve financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
The team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., offers free case assessments to those looking for a Long Island boating accident lawyer to represent them. We will prepare your boating accident case and fight for compensation on your behalf while you recover from your injuries or grieve the loss of your loved one. You do not need to go through this alone.
In This Article
- Boating Accidents Are Common Throughout New York
- How a Long Island Boating Accident Lawyer Can Help You
- You Have Limited Time to File a Long Island Boating Accident Lawsuit
- Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. for a Free Case Assessment
Boating Accidents Are Common Throughout New York
In 2021, there were 192 boating accidents reported in New York, including 18 fatalities and 118 non-fatal injuries. Most of these accidents (66%) involved collisions. Among the most common causes of boating accidents were:
- Alcohol use
- Excessive speed
- No proper lookout
- Operator inattention
- Operator inexperience
- Passenger behavior
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How a Long Island Boating Accident Lawyer Can Help You
There are many benefits to working with an attorney from Friedman and Simon, L.L.P., as you proceed with your boating accident case.
We Will Keep You Updated on Your Case
As your advocates, our team will see your case through from start to finish. Our job is to make sure the case is handled as diligently and professionally as possible. It is also our commitment not to burden you in the process or keep you in the dark. As we work on your case, we will communicate with you to keep you informed every step of the way. We will consult with you on important decisions to ensure that your goals and best interests guide our advocacy.
We Will Identify All Liable Parties
Before you can be compensated, we will have to prove that another party was at fault and responsible for your injuries. Our team will thoroughly investigate your case to identify all liable parties. We must prove the following elements to establish liability:
- Duty – the other party was required by law to act in a way that does not cause harm or injury to other people.
- Breach – the other party went against this duty and acted in a way that was unreasonably dangerous or harmful. Common breaches in boating accidents involve alcohol or drug use, speeding, inattention, inexperience, or other distracting behavior.
- Causation – the breach of the other party’s duty caused your boating accident.
- Damages – as a result of the boating accident, you suffered damages, such as medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
We Will Communicate with All Parties for You
As your representatives, we will ensure that all communication from other parties comes through us. It will be our responsibility to communicate with the defendants, their representatives, and any other parties – such as insurance companies – that become involved in the case. We will discuss potential settlements to the case and advise you if we think a settlement offer is in your best interest.
In the statistically unlikely event that your case goes to trial, we will also be your voice in the courtroom. We will communicate with the judge, present your case to the jury, introduce evidence, question witnesses, and argue the case on your behalf.
We Will Gather Evidence
To present the strongest case possible, we will gather evidence that supports the other party’s liability and proves the extent of your damages. Evidence might take the form of:
- Witness statements
- Audio recordings
- Accident reports
- Accident reconstruction
- Social media posts
- Medical reports
- Lost wage statements
Evidence may also include the testimony of expert witnesses, such as medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, or economists.
We Will Determine the Value of Your Case
We will consider each of the many factors that determine the value of your boating accident case, including but not limited to:
- Medical care and treatment
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Assistive devices
- Lost income
- Projected future lost income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional damage
- Diminished quality of life
If you lost a loved one in a boating accident, we extend to you our heartfelt condolences. We consider it a special privilege to fight for the surviving family members of boating accident wrongful death victims. We are determined to win the compensation you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves.
You Don’t Pay Unless We Win
We will not add to your financial burden. Our services do not cost anything unless we reach a settlement or verdict in your case. If we are able to recover money for you, we will take a percentage to compensate us for our work on your case.
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You Have Limited Time to File a Long Island Boating Accident Lawsuit
Your boating accident case can only go forward if filed within the statute of limitations established by New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214. If your case involved wrongful death, the deadlines for filing are controlled by Estates, Powers & Trusts § 5-4.1. Depending upon the unique circumstances of your case, shorter deadlines may apply. We will gladly review such time limits with you, so you can decide how you wish to proceed.
Filing a claim after this deadline will result in the case being dismissed. The clock on the statute of limitations begins ticking the moment your boating accident occurs. Don’t lose your opportunity to be compensated for your injuries or loss of a loved one by waiting too long to contact one of our Long Island boating accident lawyers.
The sooner you contact us, the better our opportunity to build your case. As time passes, witnesses forget what they saw, photographs get deleted, and circumstances change without being documented – all problems that can be minimized by acting quickly.
Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. for a Free Case Assessment
If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a boating accident, the team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. offers you a free case assessment. Our team of legal professionals understands how serious boating accidents can be. We offer passionate, client-centered advocacy at every stage of your case.
Our multi-lingual staff is ready to take your call. Contact us today.