Four Family Members Injured When Boat Exploded In Kings Point, Long Island
KINGS POINT, NEW YORK (September 21, 2022) – At least four people were injured in a Kings Point, Long Island boat explosion for undetermined reasons.
Long Island police officials are saying that the incident began around 4:10 on Friday. Four family members were on a boat in the water when it suddenly exploded.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the Steppingstone Marina in order to help all of the victims. A married couple and two children were listed as the victims.
They were removed from the water and transported to the hospital in order to receive treatment. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Kings Point Boat Explosion Accidents
Boat explosions may seem like freak occurrences, but they are unfortunately quite common. According to Boat U.S., “Gasoline fumes are the major cause of boat explosions, and because they usually happen when someone is aboard, they often cause serious injuries.” Explosions are very likely after any type of unexpected leak occurs. Victims of boat explosion accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Burn injuries
The company that manufactured a boat could potentially be liable for a boat explosion. Companies have a legal responsibility to create products that are reasonably safe. Any person that is injured in a boat accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help with lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A boat accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Boat Explosion Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a boat explosion? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of boat safety experts are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the information and support that they are entitled to under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of help after an accident we are here for you. you can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.