Have you been involved in a boating accident on Lake Erie and want to know if you are eligible for compensation? These accidents can cause serious injuries, resulting in high medical bills and property damage. Contact our experienced Buffalo personal injury attorneys today to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.
Involved in a Boating Accident | Filing an Injury Claim
What is important to know is that a lot of the same rules that apply to drivers of automobiles apply to drivers of boats. There is a special license and classes you’re required to take. Depending on the size of the boat, they may be required to have a Skipper license. The rules regarding alcohol usage and following the safety rules apply to boaters as well as autos.
Involved in a Boating Accident | Statute of Limitations
New York State does not differentiate among claims depending upon what the injured party may have been riding or driving when it comes to the statute of limitations. General negligence is still subject to a three-year statute of limitations. However, even though you have that much time to sue, the most important elements of a case are often established through early investigation – including interviews and the sharing of facts about the incident with your attorney. It’s also important to get the proper medical care promptly. If you are injured in a boating accident due to somebody else’s carelessness or negligence, certainly the owner of that boat or the operator of that boat is legally responsible for your injuries.
If you have 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 for a free consultation. Our team of skilled boating accident attorneys will fight to get the compensation that you deserve.