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Boating Accidents Attorneys

  • Billions of dollars recovered for our clients
  • Over 300 years of combined experience
  • Hundreds of positive reviews
  • 5-star rating on Google and Avvo

The firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros has successfully been representing people that suffered personal injuries as a result of using, or being on, a boat for over forty (40) years.

Jaroslawicz & Jaros is proud to have represented many members of the New York City elite Police Department Harbor Unit who were injured while on the job.

Jaroslawicz & Jaros was the first law firm in New York to develop and use the theory that since these Police Officers were working on navigable waters they were protected by the provisions of the “Jones Act”. The “Jones Act” was intended to protect and make it easier to recover compensation for those who were injured while working on maritime vessels.

In a case where our client was injured and alleged a violation of the Jones Act the law was applied to a police officer who worked in the NYPD Harbor Unit and who was injured while employed on a boat. David Jaroslawicz had the privilege of bringing and arguing the appeal in Oxley v. New York, No. 90-7555, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 923 F.2d 22. The issue was whether a crew member was entitled to a jury trial on unseaworthiness and Jones Act claims because he presented evidence that employer negligence played a part in producing his injury and raised issues of defect and insufficiency in the vessel’s equipment. Jaroslawicz & Jaros then proceeded to trial and were successful in obtaining a substantial jury verdict.

In an admiralty case Jaroslawicz & Jaros were successful in the case of Murillo v. Caddell, 05 Civ. 3202 (NRB) United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The Court found that the suit fell within the court's admiralty jurisdiction because repairs to a tugboat even while in ordinary dry dock were made in water and not on land.

Jaroslawicz & Jaros were successful in the case of Carter v. Ogden Marine, Inc., No. 81 Civ. 0024 (Mil), United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The court found that the wife of an injured seaman was entitled to present her claim for relief, for loss of society based on her husband’s injuries to the jury, and was entitled to recover if the injuries were attributed to the unseaworthiness of the vessel.

The firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros has also represented victims of the infamous Staten Island ferry crash and recovered a substantial verdict for a Plaintiff who was injured while on the ferry as well as persons injured while riding on various pleasure craft and speed boats.

At Jaroslawicz & Jaros we have been successful in representing many persons who were injured on various ships and boats, including cruise ships, of all types.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a Boating Accident then you need the right advice and counseling.

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You do not have to go through this alone.

At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, we have over 40 years of experience helping accident victims in New York recover compensation. The clients we represent benefit from the personal attention of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys.

We Have Recovered Over $2 Billion for Our Clients.

The attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros have obtained verdicts and settlements of over $1 Million for hundreds of our individual clients. Since all New York personal injury law firms generally charge the same legal fee why not hire an experienced law firm with a proven track record?

When you retain the New York City accident lawyers at Jaroslawicz & Jaros, you will always work directly with your lawyer, and not with a paralegal or secretary. We will always be available to you! Our hundreds of positive client reviews and testimonials speak for themselves.

Experience and a track record of results

Contact the attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros for a free legal consultation regarding your rights and your legal options. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis so that you don’t have to worry about any upfront costs.

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You can reach partner Abraham Jaros directly, either call his cell 917-842-9544, or email him at ajaros@lawjaros.com. Or call Jaroslawicz & Jaros at 212 227 2780 in New York, or toll free 800-269-2780, or submit an online questionnaire.