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Boat Accidents

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The Mohawk River and the Hudson River are popular destinations for individuals and families alike who want to spend a day out over the water. However, when safety is not prioritized, serious boating accidents can and do occur. If you or a loved one are injured in a boat accident that was not your fault, you should pursue compensation from the liable parties.

DeLorenzo, Grasso & Dalmata, LLP is a personal injury law firm in Schenectady that accepts boating accident cases from all around New York. The attorneys at their firm have more than 150 years of collective legal experience, with an intentional focus on complex personal injury cases. To discover if you have a valid claim after being in a boating accident, contact the firm to schedule a free initial consultation.

Causes of Boating Accidents

A boat accident case can feel similar to a car accident case, as they both involve someone irresponsibly handling the control of a vehicle. The attorneys of DeLorenzo, Grasso & Dalmata, LLP can approach the situation with focus and insight, determining liability by pinpointing the cause of the accident.

Someone might be responsible for a boating accident due to:

  • Inattention: Driver distraction is a huge problem on the roads, and it remains a significant danger on waterways. Was the boater who caused your accident, such as a collision or capsize event, distracted by another passenger or their smartphone?
  • Ineptness: People who do not know how to safely steer a boat should not be allowed to attempt it while in crowded waters, or while multiple passengers are aboard. Yet inexperienced and inept boaters are routinely the cause of boating accidents. Many people will even hand the controls to young children for entertainment, failing to acknowledge the danger of the situation.
  • Intoxication: Boating under the influence (BUI) is a serious crime, as the action puts people in serious danger of a boating accident. Police records after your boating accident might reveal the other boater was drunk, which could maximize their liability.

There are also many boating accidents not caused by anyone on the water, but instead by a manufacturing company that made parts for the boat. For example, a defective engine part could cause it to rupture, ignite, or explode, endangering everyone on the vessel.

Steadfast Legal Advocates for the Wrongfully Injured

The people of Schenectady know they can depend on DeLorenzo, Grasso & Dalmata, LLP for high-stakes and highly-sensitive personal injury claims, such as what follows after a boating accident. You can feel confident in their experience and drive to fight for maximized compensation on your behalf. They always push for every last penny deserved for medical costs, property damage, lost wages, and noneconomic damages like pain and suffering. When their attorneys are on your side, you can expect greatness.

Call (518) 299-0314 to schedule a no-cost case evaluation today.

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