BLOGS ON Boating Accidents

Boating Safety: Top 10 Essentials You Need On Your Boat In NY

Written By Eva Brindisi Pearlman | August 25, 2018


The beautiful lakes, rivers, and reservoirs in the Utica, Syracuse, Watertown and Binghamton areas are perfect weekend escapes if you own a boat. But to avoid a boating accident we have compiled a list of the top 10 essentials you should have aboard your boat before you hit the water. Learn what these items are and what to do if you find yourself in a boating accident from the experienced boating accident lawyers at Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman in this blog.


Injured On A Cruise Ship: What Are My Rights

Written By Eva Brindisi Pearlman | July 6, 2018


Many New Yorkers enjoy getting away to warmer weather and look to vacationing on cruises. Many people select cruises because they believe they are the safest option. Unfortunately, many people are injured or killed in cruise ship accidents each year resulting from the cruise line’s negligence. Learn more about what to do if it happens to you from the experienced boating accident lawyers at Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman in this blog.


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How To Protect Your Family From Electric Shock Drowning Or ESD

Written By Eva Brindisi Pearlman | June 30, 2017


ESD, also known as the “silent killer” because there is no visible way to tell if water surrounding a boat, marina or dock is energized with fatal levels of electricity until it's too late. Most electric shock drowning occur in marinas  due to the wiring of boat docks or from boats connected to the marina's power supply.  Learn what to do if you are a victim of an ESD accident from the experienced boating accident lawyers at Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman in their latest blog.



Written By Eva Brindisi Pearlman | June 2, 2017


The unofficial start to summer is here in New York. More and more people in the Utica and Syracuse areas are putting their boats on the water every weekend. Unfortunately, with an increase in boat traffic comes an increase in boating accidents. Learn what to do if you are a victim of a boating accident for the experienced boating accident lawyers at Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman in their latest blog.


Top 5 Leading Causes Of Boating Accidents In New York

Written By Eva Brindisi Pearlman | August 27, 2016


Last year, the Coast Guard recorded a reduction from 4,588 boating accidents in 2011 to 4,158 boating accidents which resulted in 626 deaths, over 2600 injuries, and approximately $42 million dollars in property damage. New York is number three in the top five states with the most boating accidents. In an effort to prevent a boating accident, it is important to understand what causes them.


Despite all of the shark and pirate movies, more often than not, hazardous weather or a massive wave is not the most frequent cause for a boating accident. The following however are the 5 leading causes of boating accidents...


How To Avoid A Boating Accident

Written By Eva Brindisi Pearman | July 8, 2016


Every 90 minutes, a person is injured in a boating accident. In 2011, there were 4588 boating accidents in the United States. Unfortunately, in those accidents a total of 758 people died. In New York State, more residents have died in boating accidents caused by alcohol than any other state in 2012. Specifically, open motor boats were responsible for more drowning-related deaths than any other vessel. Alcohol was involved in approximately 1/3 of all boating fatalities. 70% of all fatal boating accident victims drowned. Of those that drowned, 90% were not wearing life jackets. This means approximately 431 lives could have been saved that year if they simply were wearing life jackets.



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