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Category: Boating Accidents

Who is Liable For Your Boating Accident Injury in New York?

New York City has several recreational water opportunities being surrounded by water. You can take your pick from paddle boating, kayaking, motorboats, sailboats, and jet skis among other watercraft. However, these activities do not come without an added measure of risk.

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NEW YORK: Five Kayakers Were Injured In A Boat Accident After They Were Hit By A Ferry In The Hudson River

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (August 30, 2016) – Five people were injured after their kayak was struck by a ferry boat in the Hudson River by 40th Street near Pier 79., according to CBS News. One of the people that was injured is in stable condition after sustaining a severe arm laceration. The other 4 …

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LONG BEACH ISLAND: Chanhee Kang Killed in Boating Accident on the Barnegat Bay in Ocean County After 36-Foot Speedboat Crashes With 16-Foot Carolina Skiff

TRAGIC ACCIDENT IN BARNEGAT BAY REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION LONG BEACH ISLAND, NEW JERSEY (July 12, 2016) 

The U.S. Coast Guard is reporting a fatal boating accident on the Barnegat Bay in Ocean County between a  36-Foot Speedboat and a 16-Foot Carolina Skiff, according to ABC News. Authorities have been able to identify the boater that died as Chanhee Kang. Coast Guard officials arrived after learning about the boat collision and worked hard to pull people out of the water. Two people were rescued and sent to a local area hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Chanhee Kang was pronounced dead after the crash sent him and two other people into the water. Authorities will continue to investigate the deadly accident that killed the 35-year-old man.

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What to do if You have been a Victim of a Boating Accident?

While boating may be a fun experience, there are times when accidents do happen, which might lead to a personal injury lawsuit. Here some things to know if you have been the victim of a boating accident. In boating accidents, you must be able to prove that the injury you sustained was caused by someone else’s negligence.

Proving Negligence

For you to be able to recover damages, you must be able to prove that the injury you sustained was caused by someone else’s negligence. Negligence refers to the failure to act with reasonable care. Therefore, your personal injury lawyer must be able to prove that due to the fact that someone failed to act with reasonable care and was negligent, you sustained injuries and were hurt.

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