In New York, if you are involved in a boating accident and you believe that the accident was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover damages for any injuries or losses you have sustained. To win a boating accident lawsuit in New York, you will need to prove that the other party had a duty to exercise reasonable care, that they breached that duty, and that this breach caused your injuries. Boating laws and regulations vary by state, and New York has specific laws and regulations that apply to boating accidents. For example, New York requires all boats to be registered with the state and to have certain safety equipment on board. It is also important to understand that there may be different laws and regulations that apply to different types of boating accidents, such as accidents involving commercial vessels or accidents that occur on navigable waters versus non-navigable waters.
Boating accidents can result in a variety of injuries, some of which can be severe or even fatal. Here are a few types of injuries that can occur in boating accidents:
It is important to note that boating accidents can happen quickly and unexpectedly, it is crucial to have all the safety measures in place, such as life jackets, emergency equipment, and proper training to handle the boat and the passengers. It is advisable to take boating safety courses and swim and rescue training.
Are Boat Owners Required to Insure Their Boats?
In New York, boaters are not required to have insurance, but it is advisable to get a boating insurance policy if you are a boat owner. If you are financing a purchase of a boat, your lender might require proof of insurance coverage. Similarly docks and marinas may require proof of insurance in order for you to use their facility.
Liability coverage on a boat policy can be comprised of the following:
Your home insurance policy may provide liability coverage for damages and injuries while boating in certain circumstances, but you should have a separate boat insurance policy to safeguard against liability claims stemming from boat usage and/or ownership.
Yes, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who understands the specific laws and regulations in New York and can advise you on your legal options and help you build a strong case. There are important and complex issues that need to be evaluated related to how the accident happened, who may be at fault, and what deadlines exist to bring a claim.
The personal injury attorneys at The Coppola Firm have decades of experience representing people who have been injured. We are conveniently located in suburban Amherst, New York, with a ground floor office, close, free parking, and easy office access. Our lawyers will come to meet you at your home, office, or hospital, or via call or videoconference to minimize your need to travel, if you like. The lawyers at The Coppola Firm represent people across the State of New York. Speak to a Buffalo boating accident lawyer about your case today by calling (716) 839-9700 or filling out the online contact form.
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