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Thousands of New York residents take the ferry every day as part of their commute. The majority of ferry rides are uneventful, getting passengers to where they need to go quickly and safely. Unfortunately, when these large vessels are involved in accidents, hundreds of individual lives may be threatened. Ferry passengers can also suffer injuries aside from crashes, if ferry boats are not properly cleaned or maintained. Passengers involved in New York ferry accidents can suffer serious, even life-altering injuries.
After a serious ferry accident, local safety officials conduct thorough investigations to determine the causes of the crash and whether it could have been prevented. In the event of an individual injury, victims often need to investigate their own claims with the help of a skilled personal injury attorney. If you’ve been the victim of a ferry accident caused by the negligent or careless actions of the ferry captain or operating company, you may have the right to money damages for your injuries. Manhattan ferry accident lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes has the decades of experience in fighting for accident victims that you need to succeed on a claim for damages after a ferry accident. Contact New York personal injury attorney Leandros A. Vrionedes for a no-cost evaluation of your case.
Operating a ferry boat safely in the busy waterways surrounding New York requires great skill and careful attention. In order to prevent as many accidents as possible, the U.S. Coast Guard has established extensive laws and rules governing the safe operation of ferries, including stringent requirements for the number of trained crew members that must be present for each ride, the types of maintenance that boats must undergo, and the preparation that operators must complete. When accidents happen, it often means that not all regulations were diligently followed. Accident lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes can help you determine whether a ferry operator is liable for causing your injuries by carelessly ignoring important safety rules, helping you prove your right to compensation.
Ferry accident victims may be entitled to money for:
Get help seeking the money you need after a New York ferry accident by contacting the dedicated and knowledgeable Manhattan personal injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes for a free consultation on your case at 212-889-9362, or in Queens at 718-777-5895.