Boating & Watercraft Accident Lawyers Serving South Jersey
Boating Accidents in Atlantic County, Cape May Court House & Areas of South Jersey
Were You Involved In A Recent Boating or Watercraft Accident in New Jersey?
Our Expert Boat Accident Lawyers Can Help!
Southern New Jersey is well-known for its beautiful beaches, plentiful coastline and all of the aquatic activities that make the ocean so enjoyable. However, these activities have the potential to become dangerous when people act negligently. A boat operator has an obligation to operate the boat safely including making reasonable observations and operations. Federal, State and Local regulations have been enacted to ensure the safety and security of boat operators and users. Different regulations pertaining to boating under the influence (BUI), lifejacket laws and navigation rules may apply depending on whether the vessel is intended for recreational or commercial use. It is important that you contact your boat accident lawyer to find out what your rights are when you are injured in a boating accident.
Recreational vs Commercial Boating Accidents
- RECREATIONAL BOATING ACCIDENTS
The operator of a private vessel has a duty to provide for the safety of all the passengers on board. In addition, Federal Regulations require that the owner or operator of a recreational vessel carries the mandatory safety equipment and is in compliance with Federal, State and Local laws.Personal Watercraft (PWC) devices such as wave runners and Jet Skis provide enjoyable recreation and transportation. However, these devices can elevate the potential for injury as they are designed for speed and maneuverability. A negligent operator could find himself in a collision with another boater, an object, or even an unsuspecting swimmer.
COMMERCIAL BOAT ACCIDENTS
The Captain of a commercial vessel, yacht, dive boat, fishing boat, or ferry is generally held responsible for the safety of his customers onboard. Passengers who are injured during the voyage may have a claim against the boat company, Captain, or other third-party responsible for the injuries. It is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who will be able to identify the responsible parties.
If you are injured while working on a commercial vessel, you may be entitled to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation – or – Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Benefits in addition to a personal injury claim. We have the experience and knowledge to evaluate your claim and uncover all available sources of recovery.
Contact Our Boating Accident Attorneys Today!
If you or someone you know was injured in a boating accident, contact an expert boating accident lawyer at HYBERG, WHITE & MANN by calling 609-407-1000 so that we can advise you of your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
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