Personal Boat, Jet Ski or Watercraft Accident Lawyer
Over the years the popularity of personal boating, water skiing, jet skiing and the use of other personal watercraft has grown. With the great enjoyment that comes with these activities also comes the risk for serious injuries. Most accidents that occur on personal watercraft such as jet skiing or personal boats occur because of inexperienced, negligent or intoxicated.
Getting injured in a jet ski accident or getting injured on a personal boat accident can cause serious, and sometimes, fatal injuries to the parties involved in the accident. Injuries can range from severed body parts, to severely broken bones, head trauma, and disfigurement. Injuries such as these can be life threatening or can be life altering causing the injured person to have to continuously receive treatment or go to therapy or may cause the injured person to be unable to work.
When jet ski accidents or boat accidents occur in New York it is important to first figure out who is at fault for the water accident. If there is a negligent or intoxicated party involved in causing the accident you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries but because every state varies on watercraft and boating laws it is important to hire a boat accident lawyer in New York who is educated on both New York state boat laws and federal maritime/international waterway laws.