Buffalo Boat Accident Lawyers

Experienced Buffalo Injury Attorneys Fighting For Victims of Boating Accidents in Western New York

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a boating accident in Buffalo, New York, or another town in Erie County, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact our personal injury law office at (716) 842-2200 for a free consultation. Our team of skilled Buffalo boat accident lawyers will fight to get the compensation that you deserve.

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Because summer is so short in Buffalo, all boat owners savor every second of the warm weather, cruising and jetting across the waters of Lake Erie. Summer weekends can be quite busy around Buffalo and the Southtowns. While lakeside activities can be fun for adults and children alike, when proper safety precautions are not taken by everyone on the water, accidents can result that can cause passengers and others to suffer serious injuries.

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The most common types of boat accidents are collisions with other vessels, collisions with fixed objects such as a pier, and passengers falling overboard. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the most common causes of boat accidents include alcohol use, careless or reckless operation, excessive speed, hazardous waters, and operator inexperience. Frequent injuries resulting from watercraft accidents are contusions, bumps, bruises, broken bones, head injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Boats do not provide the same level of protection as land vehicles do, so whereas whipping and cervical deceleration are typical of car accidents because of the use of seat belts, watercraft accidents tend to result in impact injuries.

If you are injured in a boating accident, you must seek medical treatment immediately for any injuries, take photos of all your bruises and wounds, compile a short journal entry of details about the incident, and write down the names of all witnesses. Your attorney will assess the information that you provide in order to determine the party at fault and identify the injuries that resulted from the accident. General negligence may be subject to a three-year statute of limitations, but the most important elements in personal injury cases are often established through early investigation—while the evidence is still fresh and accessible.

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Buffalo’s leading personal injury law firm, Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra PLLC, is proud to serve the needs of boating accident victims in Buffalo and Western New York. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, contact our Buffalo boat accident lawyers today for a free consultation. Our Buffalo boat accident lawyers can seek compensation on your behalf for any injury that occurs on the waterways of Western New York and the surrounding areas.

Experienced Buffalo boat accident lawyers serving Buffalo, Niagara Falls & the surrounding Western New York Counties.

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Client Reviews

  • I was offered 0 on a low impact accident. After long litigation I was offered 100,000 which mr maranto rejected. I ended up with 235,000. I would definately use this firm again.

    Pete G.
  • So far, so good! This law office appears to have it's stuff together. And I like the fact that they don't have to advertise like the the the other 2 law firms with the 444444 and the 888888 numbers which tells me they get a lot of word of mouth advertising..the best kind. Also I called one of the 444 and/or 888 numbers and the attorney was very short and rude. After my case I will do a follow up to let you all know how my complete experience was.

    Todd H.
  • Nicotra is very personable, patient and empathetic with his clients. He’s upfront with you and he explains the entire process with you, he never leads you to believe otherwise, he tells you like it is and he will not sell you a million dollar dream. Trust in Nicotra, he works for you and he looks out for your best interest.

    Personal Injury Client