New York Boating & Ferry Accident Attorneys
Helping New York’s Ferry & Boat Accident Victims
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 watercraft, 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 attorney immediately to learn how to obtain compensation.
The attorneys at 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
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
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 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 if a loved one perished in a boating accident. We use the utmost
discretion and sensitivity when handling such traumatic cases.
Ferry Accidents & 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 attorneys at Rubenstein & Rynecki can assist you 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
- Long Island City
- And more
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,
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.