A group of kayakers enjoying some exercise and activity on the Hudson River were struck by a ferry boat that pulled out of Pier 84. The ferry boat apparently did not see the kayakers as it plowed straight into them. Among the injuries reported by the New York Post was a man who nearly had his arm severed.
Like any other vehicle, ferries are capable of crashing and causing serious injuries to their passengers. Individuals who have been in a ferry crash may suffer debilitating injuries, such as broken bones, amputations, severe head trauma, and in some cases death. In addition to physical harm, passengers who have been injured in a ferry accident may also suffer financial strain due to lost wages and excessive medical bills. While the aforementioned hardships can be devastating, individuals who have suffered them may be able to recoup compensation for any damages suffered due to the accident. Individuals who have suffered an injury in a ferry accident shouldn't hesitate to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool we understand the toll that can be placed on victims of ferry accidents. As a result, we are committed to helping individuals who have been unnecessarily injured in ferry accidents recover the compensation they may be entitled to.
Have you or someone you love suffered an injury in a ferry accident? If so, you may have legal recourse. To see if you are eligible to file a claim, call (212) 406-1700 or contact us online for a free consultation. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will review your case to see how we may be able to help you.