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Boat, Ferry, Water Taxi, and Watercraft Accident Lawyers in New York City
Boating accidents in New York City involve ferries, water taxies, cruises, boat tours, jet skiing and other recreational water activities in and around the New York waterways, including The Long Island Sound, New York Harbor, the East River, and Long Islands East End, and out into coastal Atlantic Ocean waters. The results of these watercraft accidents are often catastrophic, leading to bone fractures, severe lacerations, hypothermia, paraplegia, brain injury, carbon monoxide poisoning, and even death, often due to drowning. Many boat crashes are caused by events beyond our control, such as inclement weather, congested waters and otherwise hazardous waterways. However, in spite of these navigation and weather challenges, a responsible and properly trained boat captain or other boat operator and crew will ensure his or her vessel is properly equipped and in good working condition and will be educated and sober enough to know how to respond in the event of the unexpected. When that doesn’t happen, it can be grounds for a negligence action.

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If your Boat, Ferry & Watercraft Accidents related to serious physical injury has been caused by the negligence of a state, city, county, or local municipality, or other government entity, then, in order to preserve your right to bring a claim for compensation of your injuries, a Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days of the date of the accident. Contact our New York law firm immediately, so that we could investigate your Boat, Ferry & Watercraft related accident, gather the relevant evidence and obtain & submit the appropriate documentation necessary to protect all of your personal injury rights and get you the compensation that you deserve. Our law firm has a long history of successfully representing injured accident victims, throughout, New York State, including the Counties of Kings, Richmond, New York, Queens, Bronx, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester. The Bisogno & Meyerson Law Firm is proud of its dedication to the practice of New York City Personal Injury Boat, Ferry & Watercraft Law Firm because it helps to achieve very good results, for seriously injured Accident Victims, seeking compensation for their injuries or wrongful death. We can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, loss of income and loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. At Bisogno & Meyerson, LLP., we are Brooklyn attorneys who can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your Boat, Ferry, or Watercraft accident injuries. We have a long history of success in representing hardworking men and women who sustained on-the-job bus accident injuries caused by all types of negligent situations, including:
  • Airboat Accidents
  • Boat Tenders Accident
  • Cabin Cruiser Accidents
  • Canoe Accidents
  • Cargo Ship Accidents
  • Center Console Runabout Accidents
  • Cruise Line Accidents
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Boating Accidents
  • Falls Overboard vessel accidents
  • Falls Onboard the vessel accidents
  • Ferry Accidents
  • Fishing Charter accidents
  • Speed Boat Accidents
  • Inflatable Boat Accidents
  • Jet Ski Accidents
  • Kayak Accidents
  • Paddle Board Accidents
  • Passenger Ship Accidents
  • Personal Water Craft Accidents
  • Propeller Injury/Jet Thrust Accidents
  • Recreational Boating Accidents
  • Sailboat Accidents
  • Tour Boat and Sightseeing Rides
  • Tender Accidents
  • Yachts and Pleasure Craft Accidents
  • Wakeboarding Accident
  • Water Skiing Accidents
  • Wave Runner Accident

Boat, Ferry, Water Taxi, and Watercraft Accidents often occur because of operator errors and maintenance failures, including:

  • Alcohol and Drug Impairment by Operators
  • Attempting to Navigate Hazardous Waters
  • Boat Malfunctions
  • Boater Operator Liability
  • Boater Safety Law Violations
  • Boater Irresponsibility
  • Boaters’ Responsibility for Own Wake (Excessive Wake)
  • Boating under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol (BUI)
  • Defective Boats or Equipment
  • Defective or Nonexistent Safety Devices
  • Defective or nonexistent rescue equipment
  • Excessive Speed
  • Failure to Properly Dock the Boat
  • Failure to Keep a Lookout for Other Boats, People or Objects in the Water
  • Failure to Provide Proper Fire Extinguishers
  • Inadequate Boat Maintenance
  • Inattentive or Reckless Operators
  • Lack of Boater Education
  • Mechanical Failures
  • Negligent Operation of a Vessel
  • Onboard Fires
  • Operator Intoxication, Fatigue or Distraction
  • Operator Inexperience
  • Personal Watercraft Violations
  • Poor Communication with Dispatch on Land
  • Poor Weather Conditions
  • Reckless and Negligent Boating
  • Reckless Operation of the Watercraft
  • Safety Equipment Violations

Boat, Ferry, Water Taxi, and Watercraft Accidents often occur at the Ferry Terminal and/or Boat launch Throughout NYC, including:

  • Battery Park Ferry Terminal
  • BPC Ferry Terminal
  • Circle Line Downtown Terminal
  • Ellis Island and Liberty Island
  • Haverstraw
  • Hoboken Terminal
  • Liberty State Park in Jersey City
  • Manhattan World Financial Center
  • Manhattan Pier 11/Wall Street
  • Midtown Manhattan – W. 39th St.
  • Peer 11
  • Rockaway Park at, Queens
  • South Ferry
  • St. George Ferry Terminal
  • Weehawken Port Imperial
  • West Midtown Ferry Terminal

At Bisogno & Meyerson, Attorneys for the Injured, our Brooklyn boating accident attorneys have decades of experience handling serious personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits resulting from waterway collisions. Ferry terminal accidents — such as slip and falls, traffic accidents or negligent security matters — may seem more straightforward. However, since many ferry terminals are run by a government agency or entity, for example, the Port Authority of NY & NJ (PANYNJ) is responsible for certain ports, including the Port of NY and the Port of NJ seaport facilities, which means that special litigation requirements may apply. If you have been injured on port authority property, whether as a passenger on a ferry, cruise ship, water taxi, or a pedestrian walking in a ferry terminal, it is important that you seek legal counsel right away, as filing deadlines in which to commence a legal action, by filing a Notice of Claim (NOC) for your injuries, may be limited to ninety (90) days, with the very rear exception of catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. The devastating effects of boat accidents can be lifelong or unfortunately life ending. Our experienced New York city boating accident lawyers utilized our vast boating expertise and resources while taking seriously every case we take. We work closely with top rated accident investigators and other experts to build a strong case and get you the compensation to which you and your loved ones are rightfully entitled to your serious personal injury or wrongful death case.

Our Brooklyn Personal Injury Boat, Ferry, Water Taxi, and Watercraft Accident Lawyers Deliver Results for Injury Victims

  • We offer a free consultation and work on your Boat, Ferry, Water Taxi, and Watercraft Accident related injury case on a contingent fee basis, which means that you only pay legal fees if we win your case. We look forward to providing you with more information and guidance, so please contact us
  • We are always available for status updates and questions regarding your boat, ferry, water taxi, and/or watercraft accident personal injury matter and services performed by our very experienced personal injury lawyers.
  • Experienced boat, ferry, water taxi, and watercraft accident lawyers that specialize in all types of boating accidents and other On-The-Job Accidents.
  • We work with due diligence to finish your personal injury boat, ferry, water taxi, and/or watercraft related accident case fast and without sacrificing quality, to get you the money you deserve.
  • As you consider a New York City boat accident lawyer consider a New York City boat, ferry, water taxi, and watercraft accident injury lawyer, our law firm would be glad to give you a free consultation to discuss the issues involved, in your severe injury boating accident or on-the-job accident case, our law firm would be glad to give you a free consultation to discuss the issues involved, in your boating accident or on-the-job boating accident case.

At our Brooklyn and Staten Island Workers Third-Party Boat, Ferry, Water Taxi, and Watercraft Accident Claims injury law firm, the philosophy is simple:

If you are driving or a passenger utilizing a bus, in the course of your employment, and your injuries were caused by the negligence or reckless behavior of someone other than your employer or co-worker, for example, if you are driving a bus, though the negligence of another, you are caused to come into contact and collision with another vehicle, and sustain a serious physical injury, the company or person responsible for causing the bus accident, could be liable in a personal injury action, for injuries sustained from the bus accident, and you may also be entitled to file a personal injury claim against the other vehicle(s), through what is known as a third-party-liability claim. You can file a personal injury claim for your injuries sustained in the NYC boating accident, in addition to collecting workers compensation. This allows you to recover damages including pain and suffering, loss of consortium and other compensation that is not recoverable under New York workers compensation laws.

New York lawyers specializing in boating and watercraft accident claims In New York, many boating accidents occurred in bays, sounds, rivers, creeks, canals, and the Atlantic Ocean. Boating accident litigation is complicated, especially when it involves cruise ships, cargo ships, and yachts, which are operating under the flags of foreign countries, and require extensive knowledge in Maritime Law and often involves federal regulations (and sometimes international law) and state and local legal issues. Our Brooklyn located maritime accident law firm, has such boating accident expertise and is well-versed in the applicable laws, as well as international, federal, New York State, and municipal and local laws — and whether the boating, ferry, or water taxi terminal accident happened on the vessel in New York waters, or on the dock at a New York City or New Jersey ferry terminal, we know how to value your injury claim, and can, and will work with top boating and watercraft experts to help support it. The risk of injury or death increases exponentially when the boat owner, whether it be an, individual, company, corporation, or municipality, fails to take proper safety precautions.

Boats should be equipped with adequate life jackets, rescue equipment, fire extinguishers, and other safety devices. The boating accident lawyers at Bisogno & Meyerson, are well versed in applicable laws, including New York personal injury law, Maritime and Admiralty law, and the Jones Act. We, experts, understand the intricacies of these laws, giving you the advantage in a personal injury case. Our staff can also assist you with your wrongful death claim if a loved one perishes in a boating accident. We exercise the utmost sensitivity and discretion when handling traumatic injury and wrongful death cases Ferry and Water Taxi Accidents and Your Legal Rights Ferries and water taxis in NYC provide an often enjoyable and necessary way for employees to get to work and tourists to see the city from the waterways and to get to tourist attractions such as the Statue of Liberty and others as they navigate and move between the various NYC boroughs, islands, including, Staten Island and Governors Island, as well as providing transportation between New York and New Jersey, except when an accident occurs, leaving commuters and travelers hurt and confused. Ferries are common carriers, meaning they are public modes of transportation to which different, more stringent laws apply. Common carriers are required by law to use a high degree of care to keep passengers and crew members safe.

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  • Hospitalization
  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages, income, and future earning capacity
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Permanent disability or Temporary Disability or
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of Consortium ( the deprivation of the benefits of a family relationship due to injuries caused by a third party

Our Personal Injury Law Firm Represents Seriously Injured Boat Accident or Ferry Accident Victims throughout Brooklyn, Staten Island, and NYC.

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At Bisogno & Meyerson, LLP, we give you 100 percent of our attention, consideration, and effort, 100 percent of the time. And that is how we plan to get you 100 percent of the compensation you deserve when you have been injured in a Boat, Ferry, Water Taxi, and Watercraft Accident, as the result of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior. To schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled bus accident personal injury attorneys, please contact us online or call us at 718.745.0880. We arrange Home or hospital visits. All of our injury cases are taken on a contingency basis— so if we don’t win, you don’t pay a dime! That’s our guarantee to you! Our accident lawyers speak Spanish, French, and Portuguese. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options, please contact us online or call us at 718.745.0880. We are also available to make a home or hospital visit.

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