Dedicated Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Manage Boating Accident Litigation
Reputable lawyers help victims obtain maximum compensation
The waterways of greater New York City are among the busiest in the world. But if you’re hurt in a boating accident, it’s easy to feel alone, isolated, and helplessly adrift. Fortunately, the knowledgeable and experienced accident attorneys at The Tacopina Injury Firm are ready to assist. We provide dedicated and highly personal legal services focused on delivering the best possible outcome. Drawing on more than 80 years of combined experience, our lawyers thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident and implement proven strategies that lead to positive results.
Skilled counsel handles commercial and recreational boating accidents
New York has one of the largest natural harbors in the world, and its port is the busiest on the East Coast, processing enough cargo to rank as the third largest port in the United States. However, the waterways around the islands of New York are also popular for recreational use and sightseeing. With the volume and variety of usage, virtually any type of traffic accident, workplace accident, or slip and fall that occurs on land can also happen at sea. If you are injured in an accident involving a ferry, day-liner, cruise ship, cargo vessel, sailboat, yacht or personal watercraft, you can rely on our legal team to build a compelling case for relief.
Common causes of recreational boating accidents
The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the fatality rate for recreational vessels has risen in recent years. Alcohol consumption remains the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents, and drowning accounts for the majority of boating accident fatalities. Many of those who drown were not wearing life vests.
The leading factors in boating accidents are:
- Operator inattention
- Operator inexperience
- Improper lookout
- Machinery failure
- Excessive speed
- Alcohol use
- Violation of navigation rules
Our firm consults with qualified accident reconstruction experts to discover the true cause of your boating accident to hold all at-fault parties accountable.
Trust our experienced injury attorneys with your boating accident litigation
If you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim arising from a boating accident in greater NYC, The Tacopina Injury Firm is ready to help. Our skilled trial lawyers fight tenaciously for the maximum compensation possible. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation, call us today at 347-246-5102 or contact our Manhattan office online.