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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 people are believed to have only minor injuries. Rescue workers immediately rushed to the scene in order to treat those that were injured. It still remains unclear how the accident happened. The driver of the ferry may not have seen the kayakers. Witnesses say that the sun was low at the time of the collision. The NYPD Coast Guard did a sobriety test on the captain of the ferry, but he tested negative for alcohol. Our staff at the RMFW Law Firm would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of this boat accident. We encourage the New York Police Department to conduct a thorough investigation for the sake of all of those involved.

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.

Read more: LONG BEACH ISLAND: Chanhee Kang Killed in Boating Accident on the Barnegat Bay in Ocean County...

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.

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

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