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