FAQs about Boat Accidents In NYC

Do I need an attorney to handle my claim?

No. However, the insurance company employs an army of attorneys, claims specialists, and experts to win the case, so in order to get the compensation that you are entitled to you will need to hire an attorney that specializes in this type of law. Our legal team has decades of experience and a proven track record of maximizing settlements and we are in the best position to guarantee that you get everything that you are entitled to.

How long do I have to bring a claim?
The statute of limitations (or time in which a claim must be brought from the date of the accident) is 3 years for a personal injury claim. If a claim is being brought for wrongful death the claim must be brought within 2 years from the date of death. If the claim is being brought against a municipality the time to bring a claim is significantly shorter depending on who the claim is against so you should consult with an attorney immediately.
Do I have to pay any legal fees if I lose my case?

No. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee which states that if you don’t win your case we don’t get paid.

How much is my case worth?

If any attorney tells you that they know how much your case is worth before reviewing all of the documentation then they are lying or incompetent. However, our legal team has decades of experience and will maximize the value of your case.

How long will it take to settle my case?

Every case is different but our legal team utilizes the most advanced technology and aggressive legal strategy to expedite our client’s cases, generally resolving cases years faster than any other firm.

How will my medical bills get paid?
Initially your medical bills will be submitted to the insurance company for the boat owner. However, if the boat owner did not purchase insurance to cover medical bills or if your bills exceed the coverage, your medical bills will be paid by your private health insurance. If you do not have health insurance your medical bills will be submitted as an item of special damages as part of your claim against the liable party.
What should I do after a boating accident?
First the accident should be reported to the United States Coast Guard and, if possible, pictures should be taken of the boat and accident scene. You should then seek immediate medical attention.
Is the driver of the boat that caused the accident responsible to pay for my damages?
Yes. Boating rules require safe operation and proper safety equipment, and the operator of a boat that fails to follow these rules would be held liable.

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