Personal Injury

Boating, Parasailing, Jet Ski Accidents

According to U.S. Coast Guard statistics, the most common factors contributing to boating accidents are operator inattention, careless/reckless operation, passenger/skier behavior, excessive speed, and boating while intoxicated. Some of these same factors contribute to parasailing and other water sport accidents as well.

Connecticut Water Sports Accident Attorneys

The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, can represent people who were injured or lost a loved one in boating, parasailing or Jet Ski activities. We can prepare lawsuits based on theories of negligent safety instruction or negligence in testing of the safety equipment, as well as defective products that are a part of the boating, parasailing or Jet Ski equipment.

If you were injured while boating on Connecticut lakes and rivers or on Long Island Sound, or if you were injured in a water sport accident while on vacation, please contact our law firm to discuss your case.

Drinking and Boating

Over years of personal injury practice, we have learned that drunken boating is a huge problem. People who would never get behind the wheel of a car after drinking think nothing about drinking all day while operating a powerboat. The results can be deadly when drunk boaters run over swimmers or water skiers, collide with docks or other vessels, or run ashore.

Our law firm studies the circumstances of a boating accident to identify all negligence that contributes to the accident. In one case involving a night time boat collision, we found that a defect in a boat’s lighting system was partially responsible for the damages.

A Ferry Boat Accident

In addition to recreational boating accidents, we represent clients injured in accidents caused by commercial boating operations. For example, we won $3.2 million for the family of a truck driver who was killed when his semi-truck rolled off the end of a ferry with him inside. The ferry boat workers failed to chock the truck’s wheels.

Please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport and New Haven, Connecticut, our lawyers represent clients throughout the state.