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Ferry/Boat Accident Lawyer

Top Legal Representation for Ferry Crashes and Other Boat Injury Cases

Boating accidents occur more commonly than you think, whether involving ferries or other boating vessels; these accidents often lead to serious or even fatal injuries. If you’ve a passenger or crew member who has been injured,  you need an accident attorney with a proven track record in the Court Room.

The attorneys at William Schwitzer & Associates are skilled at litigating boating accidents and ferry crashes cases in the State of New York.

It is essential for those injured in boating or ferry accidents to seek out legal representation as quickly as possible to protect their rights, as there is a time limit to file a lawsuit in New York State.  

Ferry Boating accidents can result in serious injuries, including fractures, brain, and spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and even death. If you or a loved one has been involved in a Ferry Boating accident, you need immediate legal assistance from a knowledgeable injury attorney

We are well-equipped to represent all types of Ferry Boating accident cases, including:

1.  Water taxi accidents

2. Yacht accidents

3. Cruise ship accidents

4. Tour boat accidents

5. Drunk boating accidents

6. Ferry accidents

We proudly serve clients throughout the five boroughs, including New York City, Long Island, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.

Drunk Ferry Boating operator is a serious cause of accidents. We take immediate action to investigate the accident and preserve necessary evidence, including witness statements, photographs, and police reports. Our investigators will contact local police, obtain information, and begin their own parallel investigation of the accident, injury, or death. Ferry Boating accident litigation can be complex. You need to hire a personal injury law firm that is capable of handling your case.

Ferry Boating operators under the influence of drugs or alcohol, just like driving  motor vehicle under the influence, is a dangerous and illegal activity. As is true with drunk driving, all 50 states consider a boat operator legally intoxicated once his or her blood alcohol content level reaches 0.08%. Roughly half of all boating accidents are alcohol or drug-related. The United States Coast Guard estimates that 60,000 or more non-fatal boating accidents take place annually, with a cost of $240 million.

Alcohol use can be even more dangerous in a marine environment than on land. The motion, vibration, engine noise, sun, wind, and spray all accelerate and increase a drinker’s impairment. A boater becomes fatigued more quickly than a driver, which leads to a decline in the boater’s coordination, judgment, and reaction time, especially when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you were hurt by a drunk boater, call William Schwitzer & Associates.

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