As a passenger or employee on a ship, yacht, boat or ferry, any accident that affects your health or well-being should be investigated as thoroughly as a motor vehicle crash, on-the-job injury or premises liability incident in New York. There is a statute of limitations that will prevent you from filing a claim if you delay too long, and having evidence of the details is essential to this process. Our team at Tabak, Mellusi & Shisha understand how the system works, and who should be responsible for gathering all information relevant to the accident so the right parties can be held accountable.
Marine Insight explains that senior officers and other mariners should provide accurate data to the investigators who are conducting an evaluation of the circumstances that led to your injury. These include what was taking place when the accident happened, as well as records of normal operations and activities that occur onboard the vessel. Officers typically can supply documentation such as the log books, vessel certificates, records of engine and deck maintenance, and details regarding safety equipment.