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Jet Ski Accident Attorney

Jet Ski Accident Attorney

Experienced Watercraft Injury Attorneys

Keeping the Waterways of Upstate New York Safe

Personal watercraft make up a small percentage of the vessels in Upstate New York, but they are involved in a significant number of boating accidents. People on Jet Skis are also more likely to be injured in collisions with boats, land, debris or buoys, than passengers on larger vessels.

At the Albany, NY-based personal injury law firm of Hacker Murphy, our lawyers help those who have been injured or have suffered the loss of a family member obtain the compensation they deserve. We represent Jet Ski accident victims on Oneida Lake, Finger Lakes, Otsego Lake, Schroon Lake, Lake George, Great Sacandaga Lake, Saratoga Lake, Lake Placid, Lake Champlain, Saratoga Lake, the Hudson River, the Mohawk River, and other navigable waterways throughout Upstate New York.

Watercraft Injury Attorneys Serving Schenectady and Upstate New York

Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs. Time is of the essence, do not delay.

Who Is Responsible for Accidents Involving Jet Skis?

Jet Ski accidents can involve complex liability and contested liability. For this reason, you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to collect and preserve evidence of liability. Statements from witnesses and damage from the vessels are essential in determining what happened, as there will not be skid marks or other physical evidence on the scene.

Our lawyers understand liability issues involving vessels on navigable waters. Partners E. Stewart Jones and James Hacker, both served as lead counsel representing the victims of the Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George, in which 20 passengers drowned.

If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a boat or Jet Ski accident, do not wait. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Hacker Murphy also represents clients with the following injury cases:

We are ready to help you obtain fair compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and more. Call (518) 284-3183 or email us to schedule an appointment.

Have Questions?

  • 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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