New York Boat Accident Attorney
Why Hire Flanzig & Flanzig, LLP?
Daniel Flanzig, an avid boater, has been boating in New York for almost
twenty years. He even served as one of the few civilian interns with the
United States Coast Guard in its Enforcement Division. He has boated in
Long Island's South Shore, the Long Island Sound, New York Harbor,
the East River, and Long Island's East End. Your New York personal
injury lawyer should know boating, know boats, and know the waters upon
which your accident occurred.
Types of Boating Accidents We Handle
Boating accidents can result in serious injuries, including fractures,
brain and spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and even death. If you or someone
you love has been involved in a boating accident, you need immediate legal
assistance from a knowledgeable injury attorney. At Flanzig & Flanzig,
LLP, we have 60 years of collective experience in handling claims involving
negligent boat drivers and other entities responsible for your injuries.
Call us now to learn more.
We are well-equipped to represent all types of boat accident cases, including:
- Water taxi accidents
- Jet ski accidents
- Yacht accidents
- Cruise ship accidents
- Tour boat accidents
- Drunk boating accidents
- Ferry accidents
We proudly serve clients throughout the five boroughs, including New York
City, Long Island, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
Injured By a Drunk Boat Operator?
Drunk boating is a serious cause of accidents. We take immediate action
to investigate the accident and preserve necessary evidence, including
witness statements, photographs, and police reports. Our investigators
will contact local police, obtain information, and begin their own parallel
investigation of the accident, injury, or death. Wrongful death litigation
can be complex. You need to hire a personal injury law firm that is capable
of handling your case.
Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, just like driving under
the influence, is a dangerous and illegal activity. As is true with drunk
driving, all 50 states consider a boat operator legally intoxicated once
his or her blood alcohol content level reaches 0.08%. Roughly half of
all boating accidents are alcohol or drug-related. The United States Coast
Guard estimates that 60,000 or more non-fatal boating accidents take place
annually, with a cost of $240 million.
Alcohol use can be even more dangerous in a marine environment than on
land. The motion, vibration, engine noise, sun, wind, and spray all accelerate
and increase a drinker's impairment. A boater becomes fatigued more
quickly than a driver, which leads to a decline in the boater's coordination,
judgment, and reaction time, especially when under the influence of drugs
or alcohol. If you were hurt by a drunk boater, Flanzig & Flanzig,
LLP is ready to help.
Call us today at 888-290-5994 to
schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.