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Boating Accidents

New Jersey has 127 miles of ocean shoreline for boating, fishing and other water sports. With the Delaware River as our State border to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and many other waterways within New Jersey’s boundaries, hundreds if not thousands of people partake in activities on the waterways. Regrettably unfortunate accidents occur.

Anthony KearnsVictor Rotolo, and the attorneys at Kearns Rotolo Law have the experience to advocate for your rights. The Kearns Rotolo Law team is dedicated to protecting people's rights. 

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Victor A. Rotolo has been a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum since June 2002 and in 2016 became a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum members are attorneys who have won verdicts and settlements in the amount of one million dollars and above. Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum have won multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. [No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.]

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Victor A. Rotolo has been included on the List of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, marking his seventeenth year of inclusion on this list. The list of New Jersey Super Lawyers is generated by the Thomson Reuters organization which employs the following methodology and set of standards to compile the list each year. Super Lawyers Selection Methodology [No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.]

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Victor A. Rotolo is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.

"A certified attorney is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law. A New Jersey attorney who is certified by the Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney must have:

  • been a member in good standing of the New Jersey bar for over 5 years
  • demonstrated a substantial level of experience in civil trial law
  • been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his or her work
  • taken and passed a written examination in civil trial law."

Source: Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Attorney Certification, Brochure on Certified Civil Trial Attorney. See Rule 1:39: Specialty Certification of Attorneys.

Accidents involving water or watercrafts often happen as a result of the negligence of others. Just like motorists, captains or drivers of boats are held accountable for the safe operation of their vehicles at all times. The lawyers at Kearns Rotolo Law work to ensure that negligent boat drivers are held accountable for the injuries caused. We investigate water-related accidents whether it be related to fishing or crashes involving recreational boats. Kearns Rotolo Law can handle commercial boating cases, ferry injuries or other similar water vehicle cases as well as accidental drowning.

Unfortunately, drinking in excess while operating an aquatic motorized vehicle on any of New Jersey’s waterways continues; all too often people drink excessively. As is similar to motor vehicle accidents on highways and roadways, collisions and injuries occur on our lakes, rivers and ocean sometimes sadly resulting in drowning or fatal boating accidents because the driver had too much to drink. When a boating fatality or accident occurs, the driver may be found liable in Court for any injuries or fatalities.

When looking into boating accidents, Kearns Rotolo Law will hire investigators, consult with prominent medical professionals, and work with maritime experts who explain how an accident occurred and how it could have been prevented by obeying the law. Common types of accidents involving open motorboats are collisions with other vessels, accidents involving skier mishaps, and falls overboard; however, the causes of boating accidents vary a great deal.

If another’s negligence or faulty equipment caused your boating accident injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Kearns Rotolo Law has represented many clients with serious injuries. No upfront fees are required, and our Firm will only receive payment if you are awarded monetary compensation.

If you have questions about a case or have been involved in a boating accident, contact the New Jersey personal injury firm of Kearns Rotolo Law and set up an appointment for a free evaluation. Realizing that some injuries make travel difficult, don’t hesitate to call Kearns Rotolo Law; our attorneys will make arrangements to meet you when and where it is convenient for you.


Attorneys' fees are only collected if your case is resolved successfully on your behalf. These fees are referred to as "contingency fees" because the fees are dependent (i.e., contingent) upon the success of your case.

What Our Clients are Saying

The absolute BEST!!! I have a family of attorneys but needed someone local. Victor was recommended to me and words cannot describe how pleased I was with his firm. The outstanding service and attention each member of his staff gave to me surpassed any and all expectations. Victor surrounds himself with a hardworking team that he leads. I felt it was money spent wisely. I will continue to recommend Victor and his associates.

- Stephanie

Mr. Rotolo has helped me numerous times in legal matters and has continued to support and help me through countless hardships. He is dedicated to providing the best service and is a true professional. I will continue to consult with him regarding any legal issues in the future. He is a respectable, hardworking, kind hearted man and I would recommend his legal services to anyone.

- Matthew

I am an attorney and have practiced law for 26 years. I hired Vic to handle a very difficult family matter because I do not handle family law. Vic was extremely competent and obtained a result far beyond my expectations. Without his counsel my son's and family's life would have been changed forever. Thank you Vic for your good lawyering. I very much appreciate the personal attention and time dedicated to this matter. I highly recommend Vic.

- Anthony

We recently had a situation where we needed to hire an attorney. We selected Kearns Rotolo Law and I can honestly say that we were above and beyond satisfied with Vic and his team. We would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone should the need arise. We blindly picked the firm out of the phone book because I liked his ad. Now I believe that God was pointing us in the right direction. Thank you Vic and Kearns Rotolo Law for being there for us in our time of need.

- Kim

Victor's expertise, due diligence, and empathy for his client made my first experience with the law (and last) a non-stressful one. Before the case, I did my research and looked over about 20 lawyers before choosing Victor. All my sources pointed to him as the best and they weren't off even a bit. Victor treated my case like it was his own and kept me up to date with all my appointments, breakthroughs in the case, and guided me step through step in a process that I never thought that I had to come to endure. If Victor's not available Susy will go out of her way to take care you. The productivity and efficiency in that office is second to none. Thank you Victor!

- Michael