Boating and watercraft accidents often result in significant injuries and, in some cases, death. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a boating accident in New York City, you must act fast to ensure the accident is properly investigated, evidence is retained and preserved, and witnesses are secured.

Unlike an accident on land, boating and watercraft accidents present special challenges as they typically lack witnesses not to mention the vessel or evidence may have sunk. These issues along with questions of maritime, state and federal laws necessitate the skill and expertise of a boat accident lawyer to champion your fight.

This is why it is vital to engage a powerhouse law firm with the resources and knowledge to work on your case.

At Oliveri and Schwartz, we have experienced and aggressive boat accident lawyers who will fight for the justice and compensation you deserve through a boat accident lawsuit.

Boat accidents can include any of the following watercraft:
-Personal Water Craft (Jet skis, Ski-Doo, WaveRunner, etc.)
-Cruise boats and ships
-Commercial freighters
-Boat/watercraft versus a pedestrian swimmer

Boat and water craft accidents typically occur through operator inattention or negligence, but can also result from defects in the design, manufacturer, and/or maintenance of the boat, its components, or its safety devices. And in some cases, it’s a combination of operator negligence and issues with the boat itself that cause a boat accident.

With our waterways here in New York City, more and more people take to the water, whether it’s for relaxation, fishing, transportation, or competition.

It is an American pastime and one of the best escapes from our busy lives on land. But when the unimaginable happens, and you or your loved one is involved in a boat accident, you need a skillful boat accident injury lawyer on your side.

Do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation at 800-427-9546 to speak with us today.