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Boating & Ferry Accidents

Boating & Ferry Accidents

Helping New York’s Ferry and Boat Accident Victims

$2.5 Millionfrom NYC to the family of a United Nations security guard who died as result of the Staten Island ferry crash

Across the City, our attorneys are solving your legal problems

New York is surrounded by water, making the city’s waterways bustling avenues for tourists, commuters, workers and a bevy of New Yorkers. Boats, ferries, cruise ships, personal watercrafts and various other vessels make easy and scenic ways to get around ― but one seemingly small accident could turn fatal. If you or a loved one has been injured on a NYC boat or ferry, contact an accident attorney immediately to learn how to obtain compensation.

The attorneys at the Brooklyn-based law firm Rubenstein & Rynecki have more than 30 years of experience fighting for maximum awards for victims of boating and ferry accident cases. For years, we have been advocating for clients’ rights, helping them receive compensation for medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering.

When a cruise around the Hudson goes terribly wrong

Locals and tourists alike often enjoy cruises, boat tours, Jet Skiing and other recreational water activities around the New York waterways. The fantastic views of the city, coupled with the rushing wind in your hair makes for a thrilling time. However, the results of a boat crash could be catastrophic, leading to brain injury, drowning, hypothermia, trauma, carbon monoxide poisoning, fractures, concussions and even death. Boat crashes often occur due to:

  • Poor weather conditions
  • Operator inexperience
  • Operator intoxication, fatigue or distraction
  • Reckless driving
  • Poor communication with dispatch on land
  • Mechanical failures
  • Boat malfunctions
  • Fires

The risk of injury or death increases exponentially when the boat owner ― whether it be an individual, company or corporation ― fails to take proper safety precautions. Boats should be equipped with adequate life jackets, rescue equipment, fire extinguishers and other safety devices.

At Rubenstein & Rynecki, our boat accident lawyers are well versed in New York personal injury law as well as Maritime and Admiralty law and the Jones Act. We understand the intricacies of each law, giving you the advantage in a personal injury case. Our staff can also assist you with your wrongful death claim in a loved one perishes in a boating accident. We use the utmost discretion and sensitivity when handling such traumatic cases.

Ferry accidents and your legal rights

Ferries are a relaxing and enjoyable way to move between boroughs, islands and travel from New Jersey to New York ― except when a crash 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.

The personal injury attorneys at Rubenstein & Rynecki can assist if you have been injured en route to common ferry destinations across the city, such as:

  • Midtown Manhattan – West 39th Street
  • Manhattan Pier 11 / Wall Street
  • Manhattan World Financial Center
  • Haverstraw
  • Newburgh
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Long Island City
  • And more

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Representing victims since 1972

Rubenstein & Rynecki and its predecessor firms have been representing victims since 1972. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, major or minor, suffered medical malpractice or been a victim of police misconduct, you may be entitled to money damages. Rubenstein & Rynecki may be able to help you. No recovery, no fee. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Case Results

  • $62 million verdict

    $62 million verdict for medical malpractice causing double amputation

  • $22.9 million verdict

    $22.9 million verdict (reduced on appeal) for a motorcyclist struck by a milk truck in Queens

  • $17.9 million

    $17.9 million for medical malpractice causing amputation of hands and feet