Summertime 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 you loved has been injured or killed in a boating accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced personal injury attorney that can fight for the compensation you deserve.… Read the rest
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 Preservation (OPRHP) would issue a certificate indicating, among other things, the vessel’s maximum passenger capacity. At the time the vessel sank, it had been carrying 47 passengers and 1 crew member, within the 48–passenger maximum set forth in the certificate … Read the rest
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 were taken to hospitals. People were treated for injuries including cuts, bruises, broken bones and head trauma.
After the first crash, which resulted when the ship’s pilot became incapacitated and no other crew member was in a position to help, … Read the rest