Boating Accidents

Boating Accident Attorneys in Kingston

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Hudson Valley lakes and rivers provide lots of opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy boating, fishing, waterskiing, and jet-skiing. Unfortunately, however, when people are having fun, they are often less responsible when it comes to protecting themselves and others from dangerous situations. The attorneys at Basch & Keegan LLP handle claims arising from boating accidents and injuries in Upstate NY and Ulster County.

Contact our Kingston boating accident lawyers today at (845) 251-4545 to schedule a free consultation.

Water Safety Failures Often Lead to Boating Accidents

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, water-related accidents and injuries arise from a wide range of circumstances. Boats can capsize, sink, or flood. People can fall overboard. A boat may collide with another vessel or strike a submerged object. There is even the risk of fire, explosion, carbon monoxide poisoning, and electrocution if a boat is not properly maintained. When you think about it — a boat is really no place to be careless.

Upon investigation, however, we often find that the following factors contribute to boating injuries and accidents:

Operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol (drunk boating)

Operator inattention or error

Operator inexperience

Lack of a proper lookout


Reckless driving

Failure to watch out for skiers, tubers, and swimmers

Having too many people on board

Failing to carry safety equipment on board

As you can see, many boating accidents are most likely preventable if people act responsibly and use a little common sense. At Basch & Keegan LLP, we work to hold boat operators and passengers responsible for negligent and reckless behavior that causes accidents.

What to Do After a Boating Accident in Hudson Valley

If you have been involved in a boating accident, there are several steps that you should take to ensure that your rights remain protected and that you recover the compensation that you deserve.

Immediately following a boating accident of any kind, remember to:

Call for emergency medical assistance if people have been injured

Ensure you and others are moved to a place of safety

Get in contact with the Coast Guard to report the accident

Take photos and preserve as much other evidence of the accident as possible

Seek medical attention for any injuries you have incurred, no matter how minor they may seem

Never speak with an insurance company prior to speaking with an injury law firm

Consult with our personal injury lawyers at Basch & Keegan LLP to discover the right path forward

Boating Injuries Are Often Serious – If Not Fatal

Drowning is the most significant risk in cases of boating accidents. A boating accident can result in other potentially life-threatening injuries such as carbon monoxide poisoning, hypothermia, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Bruises, fractures, and lacerations can be less severe, but can still cause significant damage and distress to injury victims. 

The attorneys at Basch & Keegan LLP have extensive experience handling catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. However, even if your boating injury is less severe, we still take your claim very seriously. As an accident victim, you deserve fair compensation for your damages.

Don’t Wait. Call Us Now!

If you or a loved one has been involved in a boating accident or sustained a boating injury, contact the personal injury lawyers at Basch & Keegan LLP today for a free initial consultation. We work hard to help accident victims receive fair compensation — putting all of our knowledge and resources behind every case we handle. If you are recovering from an injury, we can come to your home or hospital room. 

Call (845) 251-4545 today to discuss your case with our Kingston boating accident attorneys and find out how much your claim could be worth.


Client Testimonials

  • Genuinely concerned and dedicated.

    “I was severely injured in a head-on accident. Basch & Keegan LLP handled my case over the past 3.5 years and I highly recommend them. The team genuinely understood my TBI, took the time to listen, and showed how it truly impacts my daily life. They kept in regular contact, always answered questions, and showed genuine concern for me and my family. The outcome was successful because of their dedication and hard work. This firm fights for you and gets results! We cannot recommend them enough.”

  • Extremely helpful and informative.

    “Came to Basch & Keegan LLP in 2019 with a slip-and-fall case. Everyone was extremely helpful and informative through every step. Very happy with the outcome of my case. Highly recommend this amazing firm!”

  • Treated me like family.

    “When you get hurt, call Basch & Keegan LLP. They truly are the best in every way. The attorneys are graceful and powerful in the courtroom and treated me like family. They secured more and more money over a 7-year period with more on the way. Highly recommended!”

  • This firm will fight for you and get results! We cannot recommend them enough!

    “Above everything, John and Katie showed genuine concern for me and my family. It’s clear how passionate John is about his work and doing what’s best for his clients.”

  • I will certainly recommend Maureen Keegan in the future!

    “Throughout the 2+ years, Maureen Keegan continued to persevere on my behalf, contacting doctors, etc. and continually informing me of the status of my case.”

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    Backed by our experience and insight, we’ve become known for taking on the toughest claims. If you or someone you love has been injured by the negligence or wrongful acts of another, we’re here to help you fight for the justice you deserve.

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    At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have the resources and experience to help victims level the playing field with even the most powerful adversaries – and we have the record of success to back it up.

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    We serve as the support system you can rely on as you begin your recovery. We go the extra mile to ensure you can focus on getting better while we work on the legal aspects of your claim.

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    We place an emphasis on personal attention. This approach allows us to create legal strategies custom-tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and has earned us the respect of our peers.

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