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Two People Killed In Hudson River Boat Accident

Two People Died Including 7-Year-Old Child Following Hudson River Boat Accident After The Boat Capsized

Two People Killed In Hudson River Boat Accident

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (July 12, 2022) – Two people were killed including a 7-year-old boy after a boat capsized in the Hudson River by Pier 84 in Midtown Manhattan.

New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place on Tuesday. More than a dozen people were on a Yamaha boat when it suddenly capsized.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. Sadly, a 50-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy died after becoming trapped underneath the boat.

A full investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In New York City Boat Accidents

Boat accidents are far more common than many people realize. According to the Coast Guard Maritime Commons, “From 2019 to 2020, the total number of accidents increased 26.3 percent (4,168 to 5,265), and the number of non-fatal injured victims increased 24.7 percent (2,559 to 3,191).” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a boat accident.

  • Weather conditions
  • Operator error
  • Boat malfunctions

Boat companies have a legal obligation to create vessels that are reasonably safe. If a boat malfunctions and this causes a boat to capsize, this could form the basis of a product liability claim. The family of any victim that died in a boat accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. a wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Hudson River Boat Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the families of the two victims that died in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Hudson River boat accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of boat safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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