How Can A New Jersey Boating Accident Lawyer Help Defend Your Rights?
The New York-New Jersey region has more than 4000 lakes and rivers that are frequently used for recreational purposes like fishing or water skiing, as well as commercial trade via shipping ports along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway – one of the world’s largest structures. New Jersey itself has over 130 miles of coastline.
Whether used in a recreational or commercial context, the vehicles that operate on these waters may cause significant injury to passengers and crew, other watercraft, or those at shore. If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating accident in New Jersey, after seeking medical attention, an experienced New Jersey lawyer can help ensure your rights are defended.
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New Jersey Boat and Watercraft Accident Statistics
Boating accidents in New Jersey can cause serious injuries that require medical attention or significant property damage. New Jersey is home to over 130,000 registered boats and other watercraft, and is one of the top ten states in the country for recreational boating activity (National Marine Manufacturers Association). According to the most recent data in a report from the U.S. Coast Guard, 135 boating accidents occurred in New Jersey in 2020 (an increase of 1.9% from 2019).
Causes of Boating Accidents in New Jersey
While some injuries can be relatively minor, boating accidents can also result in catastrophic injury or death. Boating accidents can happen in New Jersey in a diverse set of contexts. These include:
- boating collisions (with other watercraft, individuals, or property)
- individuals going overboard and/or drowning
- boat capsizing
- boat explosions or fires
- water skiing or other recreational accidents
- improper/incapacitated operation
- slip and fall injuries on a boat or surrounding area, and more
If these or other circumstances describe your injury, the boat operator or manufacturer may be liable for a degree of damages and medical expenses. This is especially true if:
- the operator was intoxicated (the leading cause for fatal boating accidents in 2020)
- the watercraft was operated dangerously (i.e., recklessly, distracted operation, high speeds, operation during unsafe weather conditions, failure to follow safety standards and procedures, etc.)
- the watercraft experienced mechanical failure or was subject to a fundamental design flaw
Contact New Jersey Boat Accident Attorney at Law Offices of Samuel Fishman
New Jersey personal injury law provides legal protections for those who have been injured in these or similar situations. The Law Offices Of Samuel Fishman is a New Jersey law firm that can help victims of boating accidents access these protections.
If you’ve been injured on New Jersey waterways, rely on an attorney who knows them well. To learn how we can help you get justice after your own New Jersey boating accident injury, contact at (215) 464-4600 and fill out our contact form to get help as soon as possible.