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Albany Boat Accident Lawyers

Involved in a Boating Accident? Know Your Legal Options

Lakes and rivers in Upstate New York provide plentiful opportunities for boating, cruises, water-skiing, jet-skiing, fishing, and other fun recreational uses. However, the waterways can be an unforgiving environment and boater negligence can have deadly consequences.

At the personal injury law firm of Hacker Murphy, our experienced lawyers help those who have been injured or have suffered the loss of a family member, obtain the fair compensation they deserve. We have represented boating accident victims on Oneida Lake, the Finger Lakes, Otsego Lake, Lake George, Lake Placid, Lake Champlain, the Hudson River, the Mohawk River, the NYS Canal System, and other navigable waters throughout Upstate New York.

If you have been injured in a boating accident, don’t wait, as time may not be on your side. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Our dedicated legal is ready to help you obtain fair compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and more.

Representing the Victims of the Ethan Allen Cruise

E. Stewart Jones and James Hacker were the co-lead counsel representing the victims of the Ethan Allen tour boat disaster. On October 2, 2005, 20 passengers drowned when the Ethan Allen, a 40-foot tour boat, capsized on Lake George. A total of 47 passengers were on the boat, which had a capacity rating of 14 people.

Our attorneys have a depth of real-life experience in handling personal injury and wrongful death claims laws in all types of accidents, ranging from car accidents to boating while intoxicated (BWI) and other forms of negligence.

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  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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