New York Ferry Accident Lawyers
Like any other vehicle, ferries are capable of crashing and causing serious
injuries to their passengers. Individuals who have been in a ferry crash
may suffer debilitating injuries, such as broken bones, amputations, severe
head trauma, and in some cases death. In addition to physical harm, passengers
who have been injured in a ferry accident may also suffer financial strain
due to lost wages and excessive medical bills. While the aforementioned
hardships can be devastating, individuals who have suffered them may be
able to recoup compensation for any damages suffered due to the accident.
Individuals who have suffered an injury in a ferry accident shouldn't
hesitate to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer. At
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool we understand the toll that can be placed on victims of ferry accidents.
As a result, we are committed to helping individuals who have been unnecessarily
injured in ferry accidents recover the compensation they may be entitled to.
Have you or someone you love suffered an injury in a ferry accident? If
so, you may have legal recourse. To see if you are eligible to file a
claim, call (212) 406-1700 or
contact us online for a free consultation. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will
review your case to see how we may be able to help you.
Do You Have a Valid Lawsuit?
In order to have a valid lawsuit, individuals who have been injured in
a ferry accident must be able to prove that the ferry operator or company
acted negligently. To prove negligence, the plaintiff must show that a
duty of care was broken by the ferry operator or company. A duty of care
is a legal obligation an individual or entity has to act in with a certain
degree of care when performing potentially dangerous actions. Ferry operators
are responsible for operating the vessel in a safe and responsible manner.
When a ferry operator fails to act responsibly, them and the company they
represent may be found liable for any accident that occurs.
While a breach of duty is necessary for victims to have a valid lawsuit,
it is not the only criteria. Victims must also be able to prove that the
operator or ferry company's negligence was directly responsible for
the accident and their injury. Furthermore, victims must have suffered
damages from the accident to have a valid claim. An accident or injury
is not grounds for a lawsuit without economic or non-economic damages.
The following may be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit after a ferry accident:
- Operating the ferry at excessive speed
- Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Improper Maintenance
- Equipment Failure
- Operator lacks requisite experience
- Operator Negligence
Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Individuals who have suffered an injury in a ferry accident may be able
to receive compensation for any economic or non-economic damages caused
by their injuries. Economic damages are any monetary losses the victim
suffers because of the injury. Lost wages do to time missed at work and
medical bills not covered by insurance are considered economic damages.
Long term pain and suffering and loss of life's enjoyment are considered
non-economic damages. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool we
understand what damages victims of ferry damages may be able to collect.
We use our skill at evaluating our clients' claims to pursue maximum
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a ferry accident,
you may be entitled to compensation. To see if you have a valid lawsuit,
call (212) 406-1700. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning
there is no charge unless we secure a recovery.