26-Year Old Jet-Skier Collides with Boat Near Liberty Island and Sustains Critical Injuries

In the summer, the number of accidents involving boats and other water activities sharply rise for obvious reasons. As reported by CBS New York, a 26-year old jet skier is in critical condition as a result of injuries he sustained in a collision with a boat near Liberty Island. The exact cause of the accident is unknown at this time.

While the details on the accident remain unknown, the described injuries may be grounds for a lawsuit if the boat operator’s actions violated a duty of care. A duty of care is a legal obligation that individuals have to take certain precautions when performing an action that could potentially cause harm. After a boating accident, the following may be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit: operating the boat at excessive speed, operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, improper maintenance, equipment failure, operator’s negligence, or lack of requisite experience.

At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, we recognize the financial burden that a boating accident can cause individuals and their families. Individuals who have suffered an injury in a boating accident may be able to receive compensation for any economic or non-economic damages caused by their injuries.

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a boating or ferry accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To see if you have a valid lawsuit, call (212) 406-1700. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no charge unless we secure a recovery.

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