Maritime Injury Lawyers Serving New Jersey and New York
A day out on the water is supposed to be relaxing and fun. But for some people in New Jersey and New York, it ends in tragedy. Boating and watercraft accidents can result in devastating injuries that leave victims permanently disabled and out of work for long periods of time.
If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer a serious injury while you were on a sailboat, pontoon boat, ski boat, jet ski, or any other type of watercraft, we want to help you get compensation. At SK Law, our team of New York City and New Jersey maritime injury attorneys includes licensed boaters, and we know the common causes of boating accidents. That means we also know what to look for when we build claims for victims like you.
We don’t think you should have to pay out of pocket for maritime injury-related expenses if the accident wasn’t your fault. Our legal team is here to help you get maximum compensation for what you’re going through. Contact the New York and New Jersey maritime injury attorneys at SK Law today for a free case review. Just dial 1-866-909-6894 or complete our online consultation form now to get started.
Common Causes of Maritime Accidents in New Jersey and New York
Although many vessels in the lakes and bays around New Jersey and New York are commercial, a large number of boats on weekends and holidays are recreational. But when people take to the water to have and fun and relax, they don’t always prioritize safety.
A few common causes of boating accidents include:
- Impaired driving—Boating under the influence is just as serious as driving a vehicle under the influence. Impaired boaters suffer from poor judgment and delayed reaction times—both of which can result in accidents.
- Speeding and recklessness—Wide-open waterways may seem safe, but safe boating laws exist for a reason. When boaters speed or operate their vessels recklessly, they can lose control, putting themselves, their passengers, and other people on the water in danger.
- Operator inexperience—People who operate motorized boats in New Jersey and New York must be licensed. Some boaters disregard that requirement and take to the water unlicensed, or they allow other unlicensed people to operate their boats. Lack of knowledge and experience is a major factor in many boat accidents.
Evidence can disappear quickly, so it’s important to contact a maritime injury lawyer as soon as possible after your boat accident. The sooner evidence is collected, the sooner a lawyer can help determine who caused the collision. Contact the maritime injury attorneys at SK Law today to get started.
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After a maritime injury, you have enough to deal with already. We know that calling a lawyer and dealing with the legal process may seem intimidating, but it’s our goal to make it easy for you. That’s why we have the SK Way—a set of five core values that ensure we put your best interests first throughout every step of the legal process. When you choose SK Law, you’ll also benefit from our No Fee Guarantee®, a simple promise that you won’t pay us anything unless we get compensation for you. It costs you nothing to get started, so don’t wait. Contact us today and let us get to work for you.