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New Jersey Boat Accident Attorney

The last thing anybody wants to experience is getting injured in a boating accident. However, there are times when careless, negligent or distracted actions of boat owners or operators cause harm. Whether you are on a private boat or a boat operated by recreation company, you should be able to secure compensation if you are injured.

At Console & Associates, PC, we specialize in personal injury law and our experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers are ready to investigate your case in order to secure the fair compensation you need to recover.

Can I Sue If I Was Injured in a NJ Boating Accident?

Residents in and around New Jersey and the Atlantic seaboard regularly take part in boating activities. However, these incidents can lead to serious injuries or even death for passengers. According to the US Coast Guard, there were 4,291 total boating vehicle accidents during the latest reporting year across the country. Out of these reported incidents, there were 2,628 injuries and 658 fatalities. During that same reporting year, there were 116 boating accidents reported in New Jersey.

In many of these cases, the boating accident is caused by the careless or negligent operation of the owner or boating operator. The USCG states that most boating accidents are preventable and their list of the top causes of boating accidents includes:

  • Operator Inattention
  • Improper Lookout
  • Operator Inexperience
  • Machinery Failure
  • Alcohol Use
  • Excessive Speed
  • Navigation Rules Violation
  • Weather and Hazardous Waters

If it can be shown that the boat operator or owner was negligent and that their negligence caused an injury, then the victim should be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for their losses.

Do I Need a Boat Accident Attorney?

Boat accident cases can become incredibly complicated. Some boat accident victims do not have the resources or legal experience necessary to properly pursue full compensation for their case. At Console & Associates, PC, our New Jersey boat accident attorneys will handle every aspect of your case. This includes:

  • Obtaining all evidence related to the incident, including any available surveillance, all medical records, and all records related to owner or operator maintenance and safety for the boat.
  • Ensuring that boat injury victims receive proper medical care and that a doctor fully evaluates the extent of the victim’s injuries.
  • Negotiating with all parties involved, including aggressive insurance carriers, to secure full compensation for the boat accident victim.

Why Choose the Personal Injury Attorneys of Console & Associates, PC?

If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating accident that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, seek assistance from a law firm with vast experience handling these types of cases. At Console & Associates, PC, we are ready to get to work on your case.

  • We have more than 25 years of experience handling personal injury claims in New Jersey.
  • We care about every client’s emotional, physical, and financial well-being. We want to ensure you receive the best medical care possible as we work towards getting maximum compensation for your case.
  • Our firm takes New Jersey boating accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not collect legal fees until we secure the compensation you are entitled to.

You can contact us for a free consultation of your case, or by calling our personal injury lawyers at one of the location phone numbers on the contact page.