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Personal Injury/Negligence: Boating Accidents

Boating should be a fun activity. It is a recreational pastime enjoyed by many throughout the New Jersey area. Unfortunately, tragedy can happen on the water just as easily as on the road. You could be injured after an accident with another vessel or when equipment malfunctions. The injuries you sustain could change the course of your life forever. Drowning is also a common and tragic result when something goes wrong aboard a boat.

When you are hurt or someone you love dies, a New Jersey injury lawyer can explain the laws protecting victims of accidents aboard boats. You may be entitled to make a claim for compensation for your own losses or for the death of someone close to you. Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. has provided representation for many people whose lives were affected by tragic incidents on the water, and we can offer you the guidance you deserve after an accident causes you to suffer harm.

Your Rights After Boating Accidents in New Jersey

Boat operators and boat manufacturers have certain obligations to ensure passengers aboard vessels are safe. Unfortunately, sometimes those obligations or legal duties are breached. This can occur:

  • When boat operators get drunk or are impaired by drugs and cause accidents to occur.
  • When boaters fail to check the weather and go out under unsafe conditions.
  • When boats are not well-maintained or appropriate safety equipment is not kept aboard the vessel.
  • When there is a problem with the design or manufacture of a boat that causes the boat to malfunction.

In these and other situations where a boating accident happens, victims need to determine who is to blame and how their injuries occurred. If you can prove a failure to fulfill a legal duty was the direct cause of your injury or a loved one's death, you should be compensated for economic and non-financial losses you have endured. These damages can be significant, as you may incur costly medical bills, need a lifetime of medical care, be unable to work, or lose the companionship and income of a deceased relative who drowned in a boating incident.

How a New Jersey Boating Accident Lawyer Can Help You

It can be difficult to determine exactly how a boating incident occurred. Since the accidents are often offshore, gathering the necessary evidence to prove liability can sometimes be challenging. An experienced New Jersey boating accident lawyer at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. understands the legal burden that victims must meet in order to recover compensation for drowning or other losses caused by problems aboard boats.

Our attorneys will help you conduct an investigation, obtain proof of responsibility and identify defendants who you can seek compensation from. We'll advocate for you through the process of making an injury claim, negotiating on your behalf with insurers who are responsible for paying for losses, or fighting for your right to compensation in court. Give us a call as soon as possible when an incident occurs aboard a boat so we can help you to fight for your right to recover monetary damages for losses: 877-HELMER1.

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