One of the toughest parts about being a Maritime practitioner is hearing all the sad stories of people being injured or killed due to the negligence or fault of another. We unfortunately heard another one of these stories out of New York.
Boating accidents can be caused by several factors. Sometimes, the accidents are the result of unforeseeable circumstances such as sudden changes in weather or a rogue wave, while other times, they are caused by another individual or company’s negligence. We have yet to see what a jury will find to be the cause of a recent boat accident in New York, which claimed the lives of two victims, after a widower decided to take legal action.
The widower, Brian Bond, who lost his bride-to-be and best man in a boating accident in July, has sued a boat operator and a barge builder for their role in the tragic incident. But the man is just one of several plaintiffs who have filed civil lawsuits against the company building the new Tappan Zee Bridge in the city.