Staten Island Ferry Accident Lawyer
In New York City and the surrounding area many factors can contribute to an accident caused by a privately owned vessel or a ferry. Accidents involving large vessels such as a ferry can cause traumatic injuries and death. Often situations involving ferry accidents are very tragic and may leave some dead and others injured and with memories that they do not want to remember.
How Does a Ferry Accident in New York Occur?
A ferry accident in New York or anywhere for that matter can occur for any number of reasons:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving while under the influence
- Equipment failure
- Improper maintenance
- Inexperienced driving
- Vessel Overload
- Driving at excessive speeds
- Driver falling asleep
- Weather conditions
Determining who is responsible for a ferry accident depends on the cause of the ferry accident. Often times a ferry is ran by the state in which case if the fault had to do with something such as improper maintenance or hiring an inexperienced driver the city or state would be held responsible.
The Staten Island ferry was involved in multiple accidents over the past 10 years or so. The negligence involved in some of cases caused injured passengers and in some cases caused passengers to die because of a circumstance that could have been prevented.
For information on your rights if you were involved in a Staten Island ferry accident feel free to contact our Staten Island law firm at 718-701-2776 or fill out our online contact form.