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NYC Ferry Accident Attorneys

The Perecman Law firm has been advocating on behalf of individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents since 1983, and we have the skills and drive to pursue the compensation our clients deserve.

Injured in a Ferry Accident? Call Our Firm Today.

Millions of people use ferries to get around New York City every year, and with new services planned to start up in 2017, that number should only increase. With so many passengers relying on the service, safety should be one of the highest concerns for every party involved, but that isn’t always the case.

At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our New York City attorneys are ready to represent victims injured in ferry accidents. We have over 40 years of experience, and have been able to recover over half a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims of accidents and negligence. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality representation in every case we take.

Don’t wait to get the representation you need. Contact us today at (212) 577-9325 to receive your free consultation.

Representing Ferry Accident Injury Victims

In order to provide the best service, we start by assessing the long-term consequences and financial impact of the accident before helping you craft a case that will keep you financially prepared for any medical costs, lost wages, or any other damages.

We represent clients injured in ferry accidents involving:

  • Overloaded vessels
  • Alcohol and narcotics abuse
  • Operator error
  • Mechanical failure
  • Safety guideline enforcement failure
  • Excessive speed
  • Various other incidents

No matter the cause of the accident, we are prepared to fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

The Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is a free of charge passenger ferry service operated by the New York City Department of Transportation that runs the 5 mile trip in the New York Harbor between Manhattan and Staten Island 24/7. The eight boats in the fleet carry an estimated 65,000 passengers every day, but their reliability and safety is questionable. The three newest boats, the Guy V. Molinari, the Sen. John J. Marchi, and the Spirit of America had 58 mechanical breakdowns between their maiden voyages in 2008 and 2014.

In a 2014 interview with an anonymous Staten Island Ferry captain, he claimed that the ferries are plagued by poorly performing batteries. Their frequent failures cause one or more of the propeller drives to shut down which can make it impossible to stop or even slow the boats. One of the worst ferry crashes in recent years came in 2003 when the Andrew J. Barberi crashed full-speed into a concrete pier at the St. George ferry terminal, killing 11 people and leaving another 165 injured. The crash was caused when the pilot lost consciousness while at the ship’s controls. City regulations at the time required two pilots be present during docking, but was not enforced by the ferry service’s management.

Contact Us For Your Free Case Evaluation

Our team is ready to help no matter your injury, and the sooner you act, the sooner we can fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Our offices are located in Manhattan, and we serve clients in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester.

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When You Call Us

  • We have a stellar record of success in accident cases.
  • We are premier trial lawyers and smart litigators.
  • We are highly respected in the legal community.
  • We make you our top priority.
  • We have over 40 years of proven legal experience under our belts.

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