Boating Accident Lawyer Serving New Jersey & New York
There are a number of great opportunities for New Jersey residents to enjoy an afternoon out on the water, either on a lake, river, bay, or the ocean. However, without adequate training, preparation, or safety equipment, boating can result in serious injuries, or even death. If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Jersey boating accident, you may be entitled to be compensated where your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence. Contact experienced personal injury attorney Andrew R. Jacobs for a consultation on your possible lawsuit.
Common boating accidents
Boating accidents are more common than you might realize. Thousands of accidents are estimated to occur each year, with serious consequences for those injured. There are many causes for New Jersey boating accidents, including:
- Drunken boat operation
- Operating a boat at excessive speeds
- Collisions with other vessels
- Improper training or supervision of boat operators
- Passengers falling overboard
- Waterskiing accidents
Determining causes for boating accidents
The causes of a boating accident can be difficult to determine, especially where two different vessels collided, or where the accident victim lost consciousness during the course of the accident. Our skilled investigators and attorneys can investigate each accident and piece together the timeline of events, to ensure that the responsible party is held accountable for their negligent or reckless behavior. Many times, alcohol plays a role in boating accidents. If another boat’s operator drunkenly collides with your boat, or causes you injury by drunkenly driving a boat while you waterski or tube, you may have a claim against that intoxicated operator, as well as the owner of the boat that allowed the drunken individual to drive.
Boat and water recreation rental companies may be responsible for failing to suitably equip the vessel with all necessary life jackets, flares, rafts, or other critical safety gear. Additionally, a poorly-maintained boat may experience mechanical failure, or begin to take on water. If the rental company was aware that the persons who would be operating the boat were highly inexperienced, intoxicated, or minors, and failed to provide appropriate supervision, then that rental company may be responsible for any ensuing injuries. These are the sorts of factual inquiries that an experienced boating accident attorney will make, in order to determine all those who bear some responsibility for your injuries, and who thus owe you money for your legal damages.
Experienced and Dedicated Representation in New Jersey Boating Accident Claims
If you have been hurt in a New Jersey boating accident, make sure that you are fully compensated for those injuries, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Contact boating accident lawyer Andrew R. Jacobs for a free consultation on your potential claims, at 973-532-9681.