If you suffered injuries in an offshore accident while boating, riding personal watercraft, or engaging in other recreational activities, you may be able to hold the negligent party responsible for your accident accountable. You could qualify to recover compensation. However, the laws that apply in offshore accidents may differ from those that govern accidents on dry land.
We recommend working with an Oakdale offshore injuries lawyer from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. to get the help you need understanding your rights and navigating the process properly based on the applicable laws.
Call (631) 600-0000 now for a free case review with a member of our Long Island offshore injuries team.
We Handle Many Types of Offshore Accident Cases in Areas Near Oakdale, NY
At Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C., our team understands the many ways maritime accidents can occur and how to build a case based on almost any type of offshore personal injury accident. We can take on offshore accident cases for incidents that occurred in:
- Nicoll Bay
- Great South Bay
- The Timber Point Tidal Wetlands Area
- The Atlantic Ocean
- Other offshore locations near Oakdale
Some examples of offshore injury accidents that could support a negligence claim or legal action include:
- Slips or trips on a boat
- A fall overboard caused by missing or broken rails or other hazards
- Boat fire injuries and deaths
- Falls and other injuries related to rough seas
- Injuries related to docking collisions or collisions on open water
- Injuries that occur because of a vessel capsizing
- Norovirus, food poisoning, and other illnesses common on cruise ships
- Injuries related to excursions off the boat, such as scuba diving
If you believe you suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence while on the water off Long Island, an Oakdale offshore injuries lawyer from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. may be able to seek compensation to help you pay for your medical care and other expenses. Let us review your case for free today and explain if we believe it is strong enough to support legal action.
Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. Understands Maritime Law
At Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C., we have a history of helping accident victims leverage maritime and admiralty law to recover compensation for the damages they suffered in an offshore injury accident. If you were on board any type of sea-faring vessel on waterways near Long Island when your accident and injuries occurred, this may be the area of law that governs your civil case.
Our team can analyze the facts of your case, identify the liable party or parties, and use maritime laws such as The Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, and The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to determine how to proceed with your case.
Additional Rules Apply for Workers
It is also important to recognize that different regulations may apply if you were working at the time of your injuries, such as building, cleaning, repairing, or performing maintenance on the boat. These cases may require pursuing compensation through a different process.
To learn more about how an Oakdale offshore injuries lawyer from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. may be able to help you with your offshore injuries case, call (631) 600-0000 now to speak with a member of our team.
Recovering a Payout Based on Your Oakdale Offshore Injuries Case
When we build a case for compensation for our clients, we take pains to document their injuries, the effects of those injuries, their likely prognosis, their medical expenses, and more. We use the evidence we collect to prove the value of their case. It supports our demand for a just payout from the boat owner’s insurance company or from another liable party.
We can also use the same evidence to prove your losses in court if that becomes necessary. At trial, the judge will most likely only order an award that covers the damages we prove you deserve.
The types of expenses and losses we need to document include:
- Your medical bills and related expenses
- Ongoing care costs
- Wages and benefits lost due to missed work
- Reduced ability to earn if you cannot return to your career
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Other expenses directly related to the accident or your injuries
We will use the evidence we collect of your economic damages to build a case for pain and suffering and other non-economic expenses, as well.
Statute of Limitations on Oakdale Offshore Injuries Lawsuits
Depending on the facts of your case, New York statutes of limitations may apply. These statutes limit how long you have to take legal action and hold the party responsible for your offshore injuries accountable in court. In general, you may have up to three years to file a personal injury lawsuit under CPLR 214(5).
If your loved one passed away as a result of an offshore injury off of Long Island, the statute of limitations on filing a wrongful death claim and pursuing damages for surviving family members is two years under EPTL 5-4.1.
Discuss Your Oakdale Offshore Accident and Injuries With Our Team Today
You may be able to recover a payout based on your offshore accident injuries case with help from a Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. Oakdale offshore injuries attorney. Our team has helped clients with many types of offshore injury claims. We serve Long Island, NY, and the five boroughs of New York City.
Our services are based on a contingency fee, so you will not need to pay a retainer to get our services and representation. If we accept your case, we will not get paid until you do.
You can learn more about how Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. may be able to help by calling (631) 600-0000 today.