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Investigations of boating accidents

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.

In addition to collecting the relevant information from mariners and seafarers, investigators will generally interview witnesses and look for clues that provide a full picture of your event. They should be keeping mind that not everyone on the ship with you may understand how to interpret what they may have seen, or how to express it. Insurers, consultants and other experts may also be called in to participate in the investigation. More information about accident investigations on vessels is available on our web page.

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