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Boat AccidentPeople get on boats mostly for pleasure. However, this exciting pastime can quickly turn to one of fright, confusion and pain if you are involved in an accident. Boating accidents can happen on small watercrafts or on large cruise ships and ferries. Regardless of what the circumstances are, getting into a boat accident can be frightening. You may be confused as to what you should do or where to turn for help.

Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is a personal injury law firm that specializes in boat accidents. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help boat accident victims obtain the fair compensation for the injuries they have suffered. We have what it takes to successfully handle your claim, while providing you and your family with the support and compassion that you need.

Common Causes of Boat Accidents

Most watercraft accidents involve collisions with other boats or water skiers, slips and falls on the deck of the boat, and sinking. There are a variety of causes of boating accidents, but the most common include:

  • Reckless or careless operation of the watercraft
  • Excessive speed
  • Operating the vessel under the influence of controlled substance
  • Boat malfunction or product defect
  • Operation by an inexperienced, under aged or uneducated operator

Regardless of what the cause of your boating accident was, you should immediately consult an experienced attorney if you sustained injuries as you may be entitled to compensation. At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., our legal team has the knowledge and resources to adequately investigate the facts of the accident to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.

Boat Safety Tips

You may not be able to completely avoid getting into a boat accident. However by following the tips below when heading out on the local waters, you may be able to significantly reduce the likelihood of getting into a serious accident.

  • Check the forecast before heading out to enjoy your day on your boat. If the weather quickly turns on you, you should immediately head for shore as storms can develop very quickly.
  • Make sure you pack certain essential items, including a flashlight, matches, map, flares, sunscreen, first aid kit and extra sunglasses.
  • Inform someone on shore as to where you are heading out to on your boat and who is going with you.
  • Do not operate the watercraft while under the influence of any controlled substances, such as alcohol, drugs or over the counter medication that makes you drowsy.
  • Make sure you and all of your passengers are wearing life jackets that are approved by the Coast Guard. Life jackets should be worn at all times while on board.

Even after following all of these tips, you may still get into an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boat accident that you believe was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you should immediately consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. will take all necessary steps to help you obtain the full and fair compensation that you and your family deserve.

Common Boat Accident Injuries

Although recreational boating is one of New York’s favorite pastimes, it’s not without inherent risks. Despite mandatory safety procedures, accidents still occur with alarming frequency. Injuries sustained by boat accident victims can range in severity depending on the facts of the accident. Some common injuries suffered by victims of boat accidents include:

  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Head injuries and trauma
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Drowning or a near-drowning experience
  • Death

When you are injured in a boat accident, you need the assistance and guidance of an attorney who specifically handles these types of cases. The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. has the knowledge and experience in successfully handling boat accident victims. We will make sure that we take every step necessary to protect the rights of our victims and help them and their families obtain the fair compensation for their injuries, property damage and other losses, including:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Future earning potential
  • Medical bills, including diagnostic testing, hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, and physical therapy and chiropractic care
  • Disfigurement and permanent scarring
  • Loss of wages
  • Pas and future pain and suffering
  • Property loss
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Any other out of pocket costs you may have incurred as a result of the boat accident

Experienced Boat Accident Attorneys Who Can Help You

The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. focus a major part of their practice in matters involving boat accidents. Although no dollar amount can adequately compensate you for your injuries, obtaining compensation will help you get justice and financial support to properly care for your injuries.

Victims and their loved ones are emotionally vulnerable and are not able to think clearly after a boat accident. Our NYC accident lawyers are able to guide you and your family through these difficult times. We are able to see the issues at hand in a clear way.  We are experts in what we do and skilled at being able to aggressively and successfully handle personal injury lawsuits.

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Best Lawyers: Edward Gersowitz, Jeff Korek and Michael Fruhling - PartnersJustice means getting fair compensation. Without the help of a law firm that specifically handles boat accidents to properly and aggressively handle your case, you may not get the fair compensation that you deserve for your injuries and losses.  We can provide the experience, strategy and commitment that yield results.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a boat accident, you may be entitled to compensation and benefits. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., please call (212) 385-4410.

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