Ferry Accidents

Experienced Lawyers Represent Victims of Ferry Accidents in NYC

New York City Personal Injury Attorneys Helps Ferry Accident Victims Get Financial Compensation

One could say that New York City is an “island city” since it is surrounded by water. This makes travel challenging, with bridges and tunnels choked with traffic every rush hour. Many NYC dwellers (and those who work in the city) prefer the convenience and relative tranquility of the city’s ferries. However, a mishap on the water can leave you with serious injuries.

Call an Experienced New York City 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, as well as 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 in New York

The New York personal injury 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, fatigued, 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 the Staten Island Ferry Accident Attorneys of Proner & Proner for a Free Consultation

Call the attorneys at Proner & Proner or contact us by filling out the online form.

Attorney Mitchell Proner not only serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, but he also handles ferry accident cases throughout the United States.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.