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Experienced and Aggressive New York Boating Accident Lawyer Fighting to Recover Damages on Behalf of Clients In Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens County, and Throughout NY 

When most people plan to go boating, it doesn’t occur to them that they could be involved in a boating accident. Most people expect to have a leisurely trip that’s full of fun and smiles. However, boating accidents can happen to anyone at any time. When they do occur, the consequences can be devastating and in some cases fatal. The US Coast Guard reported a total of 4000 boating accidents in 2015 alone. These accidents resulted in over 2613 reported injuries and 626 recorded deaths. The accidents also resulted in approximately $40 million dollars in property damage. With so much at stake, it’s important to have the representation of an experienced New York boating accident lawyer. 

The attorneys at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. are highly experienced and knowledgeable in marine law and personal injury laws. We have successfully represented many victims of boating accidents and recovered compensation on their behalf. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to build a strong case on your behalf. We will fight to ensure you have the best chance of recovering maximum compensation in your case. We handle all types of boating accidents. Contact us now to schedule an appointment for a consultation with an attorney from our law firm. We offer free no-obligation consultation for boating accident victims. 

Common Causes of Boating Accidents in New York 

Boating accidents can be caused by a wide variety of factors. The attorneys at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. are experienced in handling a wide range of boating accident claims. We’ve handled boating accidents caused by: 

  • Operation of a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol 
  • Hazardous conditions on the water including bad weather or other natural phenomena 
  • Operator inexperience 
  • The inattention of the operator 
  • Operating a boat at an excessive speed 
  • Overloading of boats 
  • Mechanical failure 
  • Improper lookout 
  • Violating navigation rules 
  • Taking a sharp turn 
  • Restricted vision 
  • Inadequate navigation lighting on board
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals 
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning 
  • Poor maintenance 

If you believe your boating accident was caused by the negligence of another party you should contact us. An experienced New York boating accident lawyer from our law firm will review your case and determine whether you have a valid claim to pursue. We will use our resources to investigate your claim and establish liability. We will build a strong case for you by gathering evidence to support your claim and engaging expert witnesses to recreate the accident. We will fight to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. 

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Damages that You can Recover in a Boating Accident Claim 

The specific damages you can recover in your boating accident claim will differ depending on the circumstances of your case. Some of the most common damages recovered in boating accident claims include: 

  • Past medical bills 
  • Future medical bills 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Lost income 
  • Lost ability to earn 
  • Property damage 

Contact The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to Schedule an Appointment for Free Consultation with an Experienced New York Boating Accident Lawyer 

Have you been involved in a boating accident in New York? If you believe the accident was due to the negligence of another party, you may be able to recover compensation. Find out for sure by contacting the Harrison Law Group, P.C. Book an appointment for a free consultation with an experienced New York boating accident lawyer from our law firm. We can help you determine whether you have a valid claim or not. We’ll also help you figure out the extent of your damages and approximately how much you can receive as compensation. 

At the Harrison Law Group, P.C. we’re committed to helping victims of different types of personal injury claims and their families in New York. We’ll provide you with the support and guidance you need after an accident. Contact us now. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Boating Accidents in New York

What should I do after a boating accident?

It doesn’t matter what kind of boating accident you have been involved in. Your first priority should be to ensure that you’re safe. You can then think of what you should do next. Some steps to take after a boat accident include:

— Reporting the accident to the United States Coast Guard. The US Coast Guard will provide emergency rescue services if needed. They will also prepare an accident report that will include what they believe was the cause of the accident and the extent of damage caused. This report will be a vital piece of evidence when making a claim.
— Document the scene of the accident as well as your injuries. Take videos or photos of the damage as well as your injuries. These photos and videos will be invaluable evidence when you’re seeking compensation for your injuries.
— Seek medical attention for your injuries. This applies even if your injuries seem minor. Some serious injuries such as concussions and whiplash only become apparent after a few hours, days, or weeks.
— Hire an experienced New York boating accident lawyer. This will improve your chances of recovering fair compensation for your damages. The attorneys at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. have successfully recovered millions on behalf of accident victims. Contact us for a free consultation on your boating accident.

Do I need to consult a lawyer for a boating accident?

While New York law does not require you to have a lawyer to represent you in a boating accident claim, having professional legal representation is highly recommended. Proving liability in a boating accident can be an incredibly complex process. The team at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. are experienced at recovering damages in boating accident claims in New York. When you choose our firm to represent you in your claim you’ll have the benefit of years of experience, a proven track record, and vast resources. We’ll work tirelessly to build a strong case for you and recover full compensation. You can rely on us to fight for the best outcome in your case.

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  • We listen because we care about your recovery and maintain consistent, clear communication to effectively express your voice on your behalf.
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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation due to the damages you’ve experienced — either directly through the responsible party or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will focus on tort law while seeking economic and non-economic damages for their clients — whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil, and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment of life, and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to seeking the maximum fair and appropriate compensation for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice to make the right decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, in the hospital, or at the office. We will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

Immediate Action

We understand the immediate concerns you will have, which include paying your bills, traveling to and from work and doctors’ appointments, and taking care of your daily responsibilities. We want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

A Commitment to Excellence & Solutions For You

Our reputation is built on a record of attentiveness and diligence in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We fight hard for all of our clients with outstanding creative approaches and individualized solutions in personal injury and accident cases to seek the maximum fair and appropriate compensation. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or would have settled for small amounts, and we turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients pursue justice for over 30 years.

Constant Communication

Our office sets itself apart because we do not only return phone calls; we call our clients at least every 30 days to provide a status update on your case — and if there is no update, we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. While we have a big firm reputation, we have a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can refer to injuries sustained due to dental malpractice, product liability, or assault claims, but they more commonly involve the following types of injuries:

Car Accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, debris, or another stationary obstruction such as a tree, pole, or building, you may face significant injuries and expenses that often include medical treatment and vehicle repairs. Following a car accident that was no fault of your own, it is important to immediately begin working with a New York personal injury lawyer to seek fair and appropriate compensation.

Truck Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents involving a truck or tractor-trailer and caused by the recklessness of others will present additional complex factors that are not present in a regular car accident case. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle Accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help in your fight to be fairly compensated in your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises Liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property often involves a fall on a slippery or uneven surface. Other types of negligence or dangerous circumstances may also lead to an injury or death. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement. Our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog Bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation provides a means to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and Fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property due to their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Long Island property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction Accidents

An injury sustained due to working on a construction site can be life-changing or deadly. In many cases, such an injury will prevent your ability to continue working for some duration of time. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents. Depending on the details of your case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you need.

Medical Malpractice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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