Were you injured in a commuter ferry accident? Manhattan’s many commuter ferries go back and forth from Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey. These large boats are often packed during rush hour and can leave passengers with serious injuries when accidents occur.
If you were in a ferry accident, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you determine who was at fault. This may include:
- The ferry operator—Was the boat properly maintained? Were all safety regulations followed?
- The captain—Was drugs or alcohol involved? Many legal prescription drugs come with the warning not to operate vehicles, as was the case back in 2003 when a Staten Island ferry captain fell asleep at the wheel after taking painkillers. Eleven people were killed in that accident, and the captain pled guilty to manslaughter.
- New York City—Overseas the ferries and waterways of New York. Were they enforcing rules and regulations?
- The boat manufacturer—Was the accident due to mechanical failure? Was there a defect in the boat design?
Our team of top-notch investigators, medical experts and engineers would work with us to fully investigate the cause of accident, who was at fault and the extent of any injuries.
If you or a family member were injured on a commuter ferry, find out how our New York personal injury lawyers can help you get the maximum settlement you deserve.
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Contact our ferry accident lawyers for a free consultation. Our lawyers will sit down with you to discuss your case, answer all your questions and let you know what you can expect from the legal process. No obligation, no fee until you win an award or settlement.