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South New Jersey is known for its magnificent beaches and spectacular waterways, including both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Boating is, of course, significant here, not just as a mode of transportation but also as a recreational activity. Recreational watercraft are popular among both natives and visitors to South New Jersey . Recreational boating, unfortunately, is sometimes inept boating. Our New Jersey boating accident lawyers can help you understand your legal options today.
People operate enormous and highly powerful boats without training or permits every day in South and Southwest New Jersey . Too often, they handle this obligation as if it were a game or a sport, resulting in injuries that inflict considerable financial, physical, and emotional harm to innocent individuals.

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David A. DiBrigida is an excellent personal injury law firm, and I appreciate everything you’ve done for me and my family during this difficult time. Thank you, and God bless you.

Since 1995, I've been fighting for those who have been injured in boating accidents.

The firm’s continued dedication in advocating for their clients has led to the recovery of millions of dollars from negotiated settlements and court-awarded damages. It’s impossible to guarantee results because each case has distinctive characteristics, but our team will advocate for you, and do our best to build a strong case against liable parties to obtain the best outcome for your individual situation.
The legal team at David A. DiBrigida has more than 30 years of experience helping injured clients recover the compensation they deserve for losses related to car accidents and injuries caused by negligent parties.

Boats have the potential to cause serious injuries and even death.

The usage of alcohol and other drugs is not uncommon. Although drunk boating is more difficult to detect and regulate than drunk driving, both are as harmful. Boats, in fact, may be much more capable of bringing death and destruction.
Serious boating accidents are widespread in and around New Jersey, Cape Coral, Naples, and the rest of South and Southwest New Jersey , which should come as no surprise. Even if someone has the potential to take a boat out on the river without any expertise or experience, they still have a responsibility to operate responsibly and in accordance with the law.
David A. DiBrigida, LLC, as experienced New Jersey injury lawyers, recognize how serious a problem boating carelessness has become in our communities. That is why we are committed to holding irresponsible and unsafe boaters accountable for their actions.
Our experienced New Jersey boating accident lawyers can assist you if you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a negligent boat or watercraft accident in New Jersey . Call us at (239) 237-5615 or send us an email.
At David DiBrigida, Esq our experienced New Jersey boat accident attorneys are prepared to assist you with any kind of boat-related injury, no matter how serious or seemingly simple it may be.
When you schedule a free case review with our office, we can help you understand how the law might apply in your situation and determine the potential value of your claim.

Boating Accidents Cause Serious Injuries

Boats are obviously risky vehicles, given the combination of fast speeds, little to no safety belts or straps, sharp propellers, harsh surfaces, hazardous fixtures, and unpredictable waters. Worse, the people who live there are frequently unprotected and unsupervised. With the possible exception of a personal flotation device, most individuals aboard South New Jersey’s boats do not wear helmets or any other protective gear (though many fail to take that step, too). In addition to the injuries that could occur in any other type of accident, boat accidents pose additional dangers.

Propellers are to blame for a lot of New Jersey boating injuries.

  • Collisions with other boats are a possibility.
  • Collisions with piers and docks
  • Capacity
  • Man overboard/slip and fall
  • Falling from great heights (such as a second story on the boat)
  • Suffocation
  • Injuries sustained when water skiing
  • Accidents involving personal watercraft (jet skis)
  • Accidents when wakeboarding
  • Submerged structures come into contact with you.
  • Collision with sandbars
  • Waters that are rough or a wake
  • Explosion and fire
  • Faulty life jackets, floating devices, or other safety equipment
  • Watercraft or equipment that is defective
Our experienced New Jersey boat accident attorneys at David A. DiBrigida, LLC are here to help you with any type of boat-related injury, no matter how serious or seemingly minor it may be.
We can help you understand how the law might apply in your situation and estimate the potential value of your claim if you schedule a free case review with our office.

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We understand how frustrating it can be to deal with an injury and the financial consequences that come with high medical expenses. No one should have to go through losing their capacity to work as a result of an injury and being harassed or disregarded by their insurance company.
A New Jersey personal injury lawyer from David A. DiBrigida may be able to assist you in recovering your damages, regardless of how you were hurt.

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Boating Laws in New Jersey: What You Need to Know

The law governing boating is difficult. These cases frequently involve a combination of federal, state, and local law in New Jersey. Furthermore, various areas of law may interact in these matters, necessitating the involvement of a knowledgeable and competent attorney.
The truth is that most boating accident attorneys, even those who regularly handle automobile and vehicle accidents, are not sufficiently knowledgeable with the intricacies of admiralty and New Jersey boating laws and regulations to handle these matters as thoroughly and effectively as their clients require.
Our experienced New Jersey boating accident injury lawyers at David A. DiBrigida, LLC have a thorough awareness of New Jersey’s boating regulations, as well as the many other concerns and authorities that may come into play. We’re also equipped to handle situations involving deep-sea injuries, government boats, US-owned property, offshore injuries, and other complex or innovative legal issues.
David A. DiBrigida’s experienced New Jersey boating accident lawyers have dealt with insurance companies, investigated accidents, and assisted clients in recovering damages for their injuries. Allow an experienced lawyer to handle the details of your case.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Boat Accidents in New Jersey

It’s a popular misperception that recreational boating in New Jersey is mostly unsupervised. Maybe it’s because renting a boat for the day is so simple, or because using the public canals requires so little effort. Boating is one of New Jersey’s most popular sports, but it is also one of the most dangerous. Accidents occur frequently, frequently as a result of other boaters’ failure to take their responsibilities seriously. Property is destroyed, people are injured, and some are killed.
As you might expect when dealing with massive and expensive vehicles — typically piloted by people with little prior boating expertise — accidents and injuries are a definite possibility. Accidents occur on the water, on land, at docks, in marinas, and anywhere else where watercraft move. Property damage is usually significant, and bodily injuries are usually serious.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a boat accident in New Jersey, you should be aware of your legal options. We at David A. DiBrigida, LLC, have decades of combined expertise advocating for the rights of boat accident victims all around New Jersey.
Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions concerning New Jersey boating legislation can be found below. We hope they’ll be of assistance.
Different regulations apply to various types of water. Victims, fortunately, have rights in almost any body of water. Many of our customers have been wounded in boating accidents while on a lake, interior canal, or just off the coast of New Jersey. The state of New Jersey regulates all of these accidents. Those laws may include specialized maritime statutes or court rulings, in addition to basic personal injury law, depending on the details of your case. If your accident happened in deeper ocean waters, it may be outside of New Jersey’s jurisdiction and entirely under the jurisdiction of federal law. Admiralty law in the United States is extremely complicated. It’s critical to hire a lawyer with relevant experience in this field. Our New Jersey boat accident lawyers can assist you in determining the appropriate set of laws for your case and then determining your rights in accordance with those laws.
Drunk boating is prohibited. Boating under the influence (BUI) is illegal in New Jersey, and the laws are similar to those in other states. If a boater’s blood alcohol level is 0.08 or higher, they are presumed to be under the influence in New Jersey. Drunk boating is unfortunately very common. Intoxication is encouraged in the recreational boating culture of New Jersey. Too many boaters are unaware that boats are just as dangerous as automobiles. Drunk boating has no justification. Our boat accident lawyers in New Jersey are ready to hold intoxicated boaters responsible for the damage they cause.

Multiple defendants are frequently involved in boating accidents. Those who may be held accountable for your losses include:

  • The captain or owner of the boat on which you were a passenger.
  • A boat’s driver or owner who hit you or crashed with your boat.
  • The dock owner The marina owner Anyone responsible for an impediment in the water Anyone else whose negligence contributed to your injury
While the law distinguishes between different types of watercraft, you should be aware that you have rights regardless of whether your accident occurred on a personal watercraft, pontoon, offshore platform or vessel, or any other type of water vehicle or maritime location. Even if a traditional “boat” was not involved, the experienced New Jersey boat accident attorneys in our firm can assist you with any of these injuries.
In the sailing sector, waivers are widespread. Marinas, rental firms, and commercial boat owners are just a few of the businesses that are known to require their customers to sign lengthy and complicated legal disclaimers. These waivers aren’t usually upheld by the courts. The contract language, the facts of your case, and even the conditions under which you signed it all play a role in the legitimacy of a given waiver. It’s best to bring the documents to our lawyers for a more thorough examination.
Generally speaking, your rights are fully enforceable even if the at-fault party is not a Floridian. Cases involving out-of-state defendants demand focused representation. That’s why it is so important that you choose an experienced legal team.

All of our personal injury clients receive our services at no expense up advance at David A. DiBrigida, LLC. That means you don’t have to pay us anything unless and until your lawsuit is settled or won. Even so, the entire cost of our services will be a small percentage of your ultimate recovery.

A free introductory consultation is also available. This no-cost, no-obligation consultation will allow you to speak with one of our New Jersey boat accident lawyers about your specific circumstances. We can answer your questions, explain your rights under New Jersey boating law, and help you decide if your case is worth pursuing.


According to studies, victims who engage an attorney receive a substantially larger financial reimbursement for their losses. There is no risk involved.


New Jersey Boating Safety Tips


  •  Always wear a well-fitting life jacket when boating in New Jersey. In reality, almost 80% of boaters who perished in a boat accident may have been saved if they had worn a life jacket.
  • Before starting the engine, double-check that all passengers are on board to avoid harm.
  • Keep essential safety items on board, such as a first-aid kit, horn, flares, and a fire extinguisher.
  • Tell someone on shore how your boat looks, when you plan to return, and who is on board. This is critical in the event of an emergency.
  •  Never drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It’s just a terrible idea.
  • If it’s been a while since you’ve been out on the water with your friends and family, make sure you brush up on boating safety essentials.
  • Request a free vessel safety inspection from the US Coast Guard. Isn’t it cool?


David A. DiBrigida, LLC offers a free case review.

Our company is proud to represent boating accident victims throughout New Jersey , including our home cities of New Jersey, Cape Coral, and Naples, as well as the Sunshine State’s many other popular boating locations. We can assist you if you require competent legal assistance for a negligent watercraft injury.

Please contact us online or call (239) 312-0416 right immediately if you would like to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys.

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Why Hire Us

Over 30 Years of Experience

We've been fighting for the rights of accident victims since 1995, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Board Certified by the New Jersey Bar

New Jersey recognizes Attorney David A. DiBrigida's reputation for legal excellence. As a result, he upholds this prestigious title.

Case Reviews that are both free and confidential

Preparation is the key to a good case outcome. We get down with each client to have a better understanding of the personal injury issues they are facing.

You don't have to pay anything unless we win.

Because we operate on a contingency fee basis, our clients owe us nothing unless and until we win their case.

Helping those Injured in Accidents Across New Jersey

While we are proud to call New Jersey home, we are also more than happy to help injured people living anywhere in the Sunshine State. In fact, we’ve even been known to travel all around the country just to meet our clients’ needs.

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