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When facing the aftermath of a boat accident in New York, the path to recovery can seem daunting, particularly if there are traumatic brain injuries or other severe injuries. Such incidents often result in severe personal injuries, making the support of skilled New York City boat accident lawyers indispensable. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, we are dedicated to guiding injury victims through these challenging times with expertise, compassion, and a relentless pursuit of justice. Our extensive experience in maritime law and boating safety enables us to effectively tackle complex cases against formidable opponents like big businesses and insurance companies, ensuring you receive the financial compensation you deserve.

Navigating New York Maritime Laws

New York’s maritime laws are intricate, covering everything from personal watercraft to recreational boats, with specific statutes of limitations and regulations affecting boat accident claims. Understanding these laws is crucial for victims seeking to recover compensation. Our attorneys are well-versed in local, state, and federal maritime laws, ensuring your case is handled with the utmost precision and care, including scenarios of operator inattention and the need for safety equipment.

Why Choose Boat Accident Lawyers from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb in New York

Choosing the right legal representation, like our New York City boat accident lawyers, can significantly impact the outcome of your boat accidents claim, especially in cases involving jet skis, fishing boats, or recreational boats. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, our reputation for excellence is built on a foundation of over 80 years of combined experience, recognition by prestigious legal organizations, and a track record of securing top verdicts in New York, including wrongful death lawsuits. Our commitment to each client’s success is unwavering, from initial free consultation through to the resolution of your case.

Your Rights and Compensation Following a Boat Accident

In the wake of a boating accident, understanding your rights and the types of compensation available is paramount, whether you’re involved in recreational boating accidents, ferry accidents, or personal watercraft mishaps. Whether you’re dealing with medical bills, property damage, lost wages, or the emotional toll of the accident, our team is here to ensure you receive comprehensive compensation, addressing boating injuries and including everything from medical expenses and lost wages to pain and suffering, personal injuries, and punitive damages in certain cases. Our firm also handles cases involving passengers and the unique legal considerations their situations entail.

Partner with Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to Work With Expert New York Boat Accident Attorneys

If you or a family member has been involved in boating and watercraft accidents in New York City, including those on the East River or Long Island Sound, Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb’s expert team of boat accident lawyers is here to help. Our expertise also covers operator negligence, operating in an unsafe manner, and accidents involving motorboats or other vessels. Contact us today at our law office for a free consultation, and let us make a difference in your recovery process. We are committed to the safety and rights of recreational boaters and all involved.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1Submit Your Case for a Free Evaluation

Provide us with the details of your situation for a comprehensive and free evaluation. It’s important for us to understand the specifics of your case thoroughly. While submission does not guarantee our representation, every case is reviewed meticulously to assess how we can offer our support.

STEP 2We Handle the Details, You Focus on Recovery

If we proceed with your case, our experienced legal team will manage every aspect of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. From rigorous investigations to handling all negotiations and paperwork, we ensure that every detail is covered with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

STEP 3Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Should we represent you, our aim is to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. This includes covering medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and addressing pain and suffering. We commit to diligently advocating for your rights, striving for a resolution that supports your recovery and future well-being..

How a New York City Injury Lawyer Can Help:

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Investigate your case and get the evidence needed to build a strong case

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Help submit insurance claims

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Make sure you get the medical treatment you need

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Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf

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File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed

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Represent you in court, if necessary

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Get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages

Over $500 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record showcases over $500 million won for our clients. Each victory underlines our commitment to justice and client care. Explore our impact, case by case.

VERDICT

$17,500,000

A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.

VERDICT

$4,730,398

Harris Keenan & Goldfarb partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).

VERDICT

$12,561,772

A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.

VERDICT

$10,500,000

A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.

VERDICT

$4,000,000

A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.

VERDICT

$3,470,670

The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.

VERDICT

$4,000,000

The firm represented the mother- decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.

VERDICT

$3,823,000

Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.

VERDICT

$2,750,000

The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.

VERDICT

$1,677,835

The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.

VERDICT

$2,995,000

The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.

VERDICT

$2,610,000

A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.

VERDICT

$2,253,714

A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.

VERDICT

$1,900,000

A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to
fall and break her wrist.

VERDICT

$1,350,000

A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Angelo Del GuercioAngelo Del Guercio
20:03 11 May 24
Horrible people. I lost complete confidence in this firm. Attorneys dragged their feet for 4 years and my mom died before a settlement could be reached. I advised them several times that my mom was sick to put fire under their feet but the effort was to no avail.
david Santiagodavid Santiago
18:05 21 Mar 24
Maria RoqueMaria Roque
20:49 15 Mar 24
Excellent person, very Professional, they assist you in any language, your call is always answered. I recommend you for any case of support you have, your refund is satisfactory. and fast
S SS S
14:09 02 Mar 24
I am completely satisfied, and recommend Harris Keenan & Goldfarb as Attorneys to represent anyone. Their care for me physically, and overall helped me stay strong in spite of my injuries. Always available to answer questions, and inform.They got me Justice, and achieved a substantial outcome for my case.I am very impressed, and thankful for their outstanding performance on my behalf.I am very pleased, and significantly satisfied with their representation.‐-Sherylon Wilkins
Robert LennonRobert Lennon
15:26 21 Feb 24
Patient and diligence is how I describe the effort of HKG the work was thorough, honest and fair, I have no complaints. Special thanks to attorney Blake and his paralegal Thierry.
Gene Matos (fanboye)Gene Matos (fanboye)
18:48 15 Jan 24
I first crossed paths with Seth Harris when serving jury duty many years ago. He was so professional and personable, that when my mom was seeking legal counsel for medical malpractice, I told her she had to reach out to his firm. We had meetings with a few different firms, but Harris Keenan & Goldfarb was the only firm that did not try to get us to sign paperwork before even meeting. They took the time to listen and understand our situation before we signed anything, and they were transparent and responsive the whole time. I would like to give special thanks to Samantha Walton, Marla Stein, Val Wallace and Seth Harris for helping my mom through this tough time. They were honest and upfront, and even though Seth Harris wasn't personally on the case, he took the time to meet with us and give us his thoughts on it.
Solange IsaacSolange Isaac
17:52 08 Jan 24
I am pleased with the services provided by Ms Sheri on my case. The team at Harris, Keenan, & Goldfarb were very nice and explained everything to me. Everything that I had questions on they answered without frustration and were prompt and knowledgeable.6 years ago I had a slip and fall accident at my employers place of business. I reached out to them because I knew that I was being wrongfully treated. They took care of the case, restored my self confidence, and brought so much peace to my problem riddled life.I can recommend without a shadow of a doubt the services of Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to anyone who is in need of someone who will have your back!
Brittany DempseyBrittany Dempsey
16:02 08 Jan 24
My mother had an accident with her ankle back in 2019. I immediately contacted Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb on the day of the accident. They were extremely prompt and helpful. They attended to my mother's case beautifully and she's been recovering well. I'd like to thank you for being so diligent, kind and above all professional. I'd recommend this law firm to anyone who are injured and in need of legal assistance. My mother, Andrea, and I thank you for everything.
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FAQs on New York Boating Accident Claims

If you or a loved one has been involved in a boat accident in New York, you likely have many questions about your next steps, your rights, and the potential for compensation. The aftermath of such accidents can be overwhelming, with the physical, emotional, and financial tolls they take, sometimes leading to wrongful death or other tragic outcomes. Understanding the complexities of maritime law and navigating the legal system can be daunting without the right guidance, especially when contributing factors are limited and the incidents occur unexpectedly.

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    After a boat accident in New York, prioritize your safety and seek medical attention for any injuries. Document the scene with photos and collect contact information from witnesses and other vessels involved. It’s crucial to report the accident to the Coast Guard or other appropriate authorities and then consult with a New York City boat accident lawyer to understand your rights and next steps for pursuing compensation.

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