For Victims Of Ferry And Water Taxi Accidents
Ferries, water taxis and other boats are a common mode of transportation for commuters working in Manhattan. The Staten Island Ferry is probably the most widely known ferry in the New York City area, although NY Waterway ferries have also become popular. Boats are also commonly used for pleasure cruises and other purposes.
The owners and operators of these boats have a duty to everyone aboard as well as other vessels to protect their safety. The failure to do so can lead to serious injuries and even death.
If you were injured in a ferry or water taxi accident, a skilled attorney can go a long way to helping you to recover full and fair compensation. For decades, the personal injury lawyers of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., have protected the rights of people who have been injured in all types of vehicle accidents.
Establishing Liability And Proving Your Damages
In a ferry or water taxi accident, one of the first steps is to determine which entities are at fault. There are important distinctions between private and public carriers.
If a public entity, such as the New York City Department of Transportation, is responsible for your injuries, it is important to take immediate action to preserve your rights to compensation. Generally speaking, you must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident in order to be eligible for compensation. If a private entity is liable, the Notice of Claim requirement does not apply, but it is still important to begin working with a lawyer as soon as possible.
At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., our personal injury lawyers have recovered many hundreds of six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements for clients over our years of practice. Our past success means that we have the financial and investigative resources to pinpoint the causes of your accident. We can then prepare a complete, persuasive case that will give you the best chance of obtaining your damages for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income and other expenses associated with your injuries.
We Can Help You Seek Compensation
Our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and accept all injury claims on a no-recovery, no-fee basis. Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800-574-4LAW or complete our online contact form to get in touch with our law firm.