New Haven Boating Accident Attorneys

Recreational boating and other activities on Long Island Sound, the Connecticut River, and other bodies of water in and around Connecticut are supposed to be fun. But, far too often, the pursuit of pleasure on a boat, jet ski, or some other kind of watercraft leads to a New Haven boating accident that causes grievous bodily injury and tremendous property damage. Our New Haven catastrophic injury attorneys are prepared to represent those who have been injured in a negligent watercraft accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a watercraft incident in Connecticut, contact Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante to speak with an experienced New Haven boating accident attorney. We can help you file a claim and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

The Most Common Types of Boating Accidents in Connecticut

By “boating accidents”, we are referring to accidents involving any type of watercraft in which serious injury results from someone’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing. Just as we have rules of the road for those who drive cars, we also have rules of the water that must be followed to keep boating fun and safe. When these rules are not followed, injuries to boat operators, passengers, skiers, and swimmers may happen. The most common types of boating accidents in New Haven are boat to boat collisions and boats colliding with stationary objects.

What Causes Boating Accidents in Connecticut?

Many boating accidents are the result of negligence, where the driver was careless, inexperienced, or inattentive. The leading causes of boating accidents in Connecticut are:

  • Poor driving by the operator;
  • Slip and falls;
  • Intoxication;
  • Poor maintenance;
  • Operator inattention;
  • Operator inexperience;
  • Speeding;
  • Careless use of Jet Skis;
  • Failure to observe boating regulations;

Filing A Boating Accident Claim in New Haven

If you have been injured in a boating accident due to another person’s negligence or faulty equipment, you may be entitled to be financially compensated for those injuries. Many boat owners carry liability insurance to cover injuries that are sustained on their boats.

So, if you are injured because the boat hits another object, such as a dock, pier or another boat, there is a good chance that the boat owner’s insurance company will cover their liability or negligence. If your accident wasn’t the boat owner’s fault, perhaps because the boat was hit by another boat, or because your injury was caused by the negligence of a fellow passenger, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the other boat operator or passenger to recover your losses.

Filing a New Haven boating accident claim will essentially allow you to recover compensation for three things:

  1. Past and future medical bills;
  2. Past and future lost income; and
  3. Pain and suffering

But, to be successful in a boating accident claim, you will need a New Haven personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of boating accident litigation and can help you obtain the recovery that you need and deserve.

Consult With an Experienced Connecticut Boating Accident Attorney

If you would like to receive more information about compensation for injuries sustained in a boating accident in Connecticut, consult with an experienced New Haven boating accident attorney. Understand that with our experienced attorneys, there is no charge for talking about your case.

Furthermore, if you do decide to hire a boating accident attorney from Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante to represent you, we will work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will only be required to pay us a fee if and when we obtain a recovery for you.

Call Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante at 203-333-3333, toll free at 888-692-7403, or fill out our online contact form to assess your needs and learn more about how we can help you with your boating accident cases.