Ferry Accident Attorney in New Jersey
Additional settlements have been reached in lawsuits stemming from 2013’s commuter ferry crash in Manhattan. 80+ persons were hurt, including one seriously injured person.
Four settlements were filed in Newark federal court earlier this month. They range from a suit regarding $25k for soft tissue injuries to a suit involving a knee injury that required surgery ($55k). Ferry owner Seastreak has paid out $1+ million in personal injury claims.
The boat initially departed from Atlantic Highlands, NJ, with 320+ passengers and five crew members. The crash occurred at a pier in New York City, sending passengers tumbling down stairs and into walls. The ferry captain claimed an inability to control the boat’s engines preceding the crash.
The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) noted in a report from this past January that the vessel’s engines were replaced in early 2012, and furthermore, passed a Coast Guard inspection later that same year.
Legal Representation in Mass Transit Injury Cases
We handle claims involving all providers of mass transportation in and near central New Jersey,. We handle claims involving all types of negligence, such as carelessness by a train, subway or light rail operator, Failure to perform required or routine maintenance and design or manufacture defects in mass transit vehicles. We also take cases involving injuries to mass transit employees, passengers, pedestrians and drivers or occupants of other vehicles.
We will help you pursue recovery for all your losses, including lost wages or income, medical expenses, and physical pain and suffering.
Contact Harold J. Gerr, Attorney at Law
We provide a free initial consultation to every client. To schedule a private meeting with an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer, contact us online or call our office at 732-537-8570 (toll-free at 1-877-249-4600).