Summer Boating Can Turn Deadly with a Sip of Rosé

boating accident lawyer Long IslandSummertime is here, and families have begun to enjoy boating and water sports.  However, it is important to keep in mind that these activities can sometimes lead to deadly accidents.  Commonly, inexperienced, intoxicated, or reckless boaters can cause accidents that may lead to a boat capsizing or tipping over resulting in the death of a passenger.  If you or someone … Read the rest

Negligent Governmental Inspection of Ferry That Crashed Would Not Be a Basis of Liability in New York

In 2005, the Ethan Allen, a public vessel operating as a tour boat on Lake George, capsized and sank. Twenty passengers were killed and others were injured. As a public vessel, the Ethan Allen had been subject to yearly State inspections, at which an inspector appointed by the Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic … Read the rest

Will New York City Try to Claim Limitation of Liability on Yesterday’s Staten Island Ferry Crash?

On October 15, 2003, the Staten Island Ferry vessel Andrew J. Barberi missed its dock and hit a maintenance pier at full speed. Eleven people were killed and 71 injured, some critically. Yesterday, the same ferry lost some of its engine ability to slow and stop and slammed into a pier. Nearly 40 people of the 252 people on board … Read the rest