Experienced Lawyers Represent Victims of Ferry Accidents
One could say that cities like New York are “island cities” since they are surrounded by water. This makes travel challenging, with bridges and tunnels choked with traffic every rush hour. Many City dwellers (and those who work in the city) prefer the convenience and relative tranquility of the city’s ferries.
Call an Experienced Injury Lawyer After a Ferry Accident
Although most ferry riders arrive at their destinations safely, accidents that cause injury do happen. If you suffered an injury while riding a ferry, it is important to get legal advice from a knowledgeable source. At Proner & Proner, the motor vehicle accident attorneys know ferry accidents. They understand the challenges of filing a claim against a government entity such as the Department of Transportation. They understand the networks of companies that run the private ferries. Call them for a free consultation about your case or by filling out the online contact form.
Many Ferries and Ferry Operators Complicate the Legal Process
Tourists know that a trip to New York means a ride on the Staten Island ferry. Other ferries in this area are less well known: The Hudson River ferries that run from several cities in New Jersey to law and further north along the Hudson, the East River ferries to Brooklyn and Queens, all operate in New York Harbor or on the Hudson River. There are seasonal ferries to baseball parks and other events. New York waterways are busy too.
If an injured person hopes to obtain compensation for injuries sustained in a ferry accident, the first step is to determine who operates the ferry. Operators in the city include the Department of Transportation, the New York Waterway, the Rockaway Ferry, Seastreak, Liberty Landing Ferry, and New York Water Taxi. This makes the process of obtaining fair compensation complicated from the very beginning.
Causes of Ferry Accidents
The attorneys at Proner & Proner help clients injured while riding a ferry obtain the compensation they need and deserve after an accident. The firm seeks damages for injuries caused by human error, mechanical failure, negligent maintenance and inadequate training. Ferry employees who are drunk, distracted, poorly trained, and otherwise negligent can create unsafe conditions that result in accidents. Slippery floors and stairs, obstacles that block exits, careless navigation and unsafe landings can result in falls and falling objects. Lack of safety equipment or non-functioning equipment can make a huge difference in the outcome of an accident involving a collision or capsized vessel.
Contact Proner & Proner for a Free Consultation
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Attorney Mitchell Proner not only serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, but he also handles cases throughout the United States.