Manhattan Ferry Accident Lawyers
Were you the victim of a ferry accident?
After the Seastreak ferry accident in Manhattan, many people questioned the safety of these vessels and what should be done to protect people from another such incident. Ferries are boats that are primarily used for taking passengers across bodies of water. They are sometimes referred to as water buses because they act in much the same way as a traditional bus would. Some ferries carry only passengers, while others allow passengers to drive their vehicles on board. Obtain a Manhattan ferry accident attorney if you or a loved one has been injured in while riding one of these public transports.
Ferry accidents are eligible for personal injury lawsuits. Call 800-SMART-LAW to learn more.
Ferry Accidents in New York City
The ferry accident in January of 2012 was not the first ferry accident to be seen in the city. In 2003, a ferry crash took place at the St. George ferry terminal in Staten Island. 71 people were injured and 11 were killed when the ferry crashed into the concrete pier while traveling at full speed. Instead of docking safely, the ferry veered into a neighboring maintenance pier, ripping a huge gash through the side of the ship where many people were waiting to get off. The ferry's pilot pleaded guilty to manslaughter after it was determined that he had taken two painkillers which caused drowsiness.
In the Seastreak Wall Street accident, a catamaran was carrying 326 passengers from Highlands, New Jersey to Manhattan when the vessel hit the dock. Although the ferry slowed down as it approached the dock, passengers stated that it did not reverse adequately. One stated that they were thrown back ten rows from the impact of hitting the dock. The accident was the result of a serious oversight from the captain.
Talk To a Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyer From Segal & Lax!
What should you do if you were injured in a ferry accident? At Segal & Lax, we are able to help victims of ferry accidents throughout the Manhattan area. We have over 75 years of combined experience on our side and understand how best to handle these types of cases. We understand that victims of serious accidents are in need of compensation in order to cover medical expenses as well as make up for lost wages. We offer a free consultation so that you could tell us about your case and we could determine how we could best help you.
Contact a Manhattan personal injury attorney from our team today so that we can examine your case and fight to ensure that your rights are protected.