Two People Treated For Injuries After Fishers Island Boating Accident
FISHERS ISLAND, NEW YORK (September 18, 2022) – Two people were injured near Fishers Island after two boats collided in the water.
Long Island police officials are saying that the collision took place around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Two boats collided in the water under unclear conditions.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Two people were taken to the hospital.
A full investigation into what caused the Fishers Island boat accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Fishers Island Boat Accidents
Many people are injured or killed in boat accidents every year. According to Statista, “In the United States, 658 people died as a result of boating accidents and 2,641 people were injured in 2021. Over the past 16 years, this figure decreased by over one and a half thousand. Compared to the previous year, the number of deaths and injuries directly linked to boating accidents increased considerably.” There are a number of factors commonly associated with boat accidents.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
There are right-of-way laws with respect to voting in much the same way that there are rules of the road. Many collisions are due to boat operators that are speeding. If a boat operator fails to reduce their speed in order to avoid collisions, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of boat accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
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 cover many of the bills that can come after a serious accident. Many victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after any accident. 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 Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this Fishers Island boat accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the NYPD. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Fishers Island boat accident? Our team of boat accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.