Boat and Ferry Accident Lawyer
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New York Boat and Ferry
INJURIES FROM BOAT AND FERRY ACCIDENTS
ESTABLISHING NEGLIGENCE IN A BOATING ACCIDENT
- You, the plaintiff, must prove that the defendant had a duty to act with reasonable care while operating the watercraft. For example, if the defendant was operating a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, that would not be exercising reasonable care.
- Then, you must establish that the defendant breached this duty by some action or inaction. Following the above example, operating a watercraft while intoxicated is essentially the same as driving under the influence: it endangers all others around the intoxicated individual’s watercraft.
- Finally, you must prove to the court that you suffered injuries as a direct result of the defendant’s breach of duty to act with reasonable care. If an intoxicated boater runs into you while you are swimming and injures you, you can sue for the damages caused by the injury.