City Tour Boat Accidents
Tour Boat Injury Lawyers Serving Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx
New York City’s harbor, rivers and other bodies of water afford the opportunity for tourists and residents to enjoy tour boat outings with spectacular views of the city skyline and natural land and seascapes. Unfortunately, some pleasure tours can result in serious or fatal injuries.
New York tour boat operators owe passengers a duty of care to protect them from injury while they are on board or getting on or off the vessel. When a tour boat operator or its crew is negligent, life-changing accidents can happen.
There have been a number of tragic tour boat accidents in recent years, including a tour boat that sank on a lake in Upstate New York in 2005, claiming the lives of 20 passengers. Less serious accidents happen more frequently, including slip and falls aboard tour boats and injuries caused by heavy seas or unsafe equipment.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a New York tour boat accident, protect your rights by calling the New York City accident injury attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., for a consultation. There is no obligation, so call today at 212-279-2000 or contact the firm through our online form to speak with a NYC tour boat accident lawyer.
About New York Tour Boat Accidents
New York Harbor, the Hudson River and the East River are clogged with commercial, recreational and governmental vessels of every shape and dimension, including tour boats that carry anywhere from a few passengers to more than 100.
Navigating busy waterways like those around New York City requires a professional crew that knows the rules and keeps a proper lookout. However, the majority of boating collisions are caused by human error — typically inattention or excessive speed, according to U.S. Coast Guard statistics.
Another problem is a large number of inexperienced recreational boaters who do not know the “rules of the road” and pilot their vessels while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
But it doesn’t take a collision, capsizing or sinking to get hurt on a New York City tour boat. In fact, you are much more likely to be injured by dangerous conditions on board the boat, including:
- Unsafe or improperly marked gangways and stairs
- Slippery decks
- Uneven decks or other walking surfaces
- Inconspicuous elevated thresholds
- Improperly secured hatches or doors that swing open in rough seas
- Physical or sexual assault by crew members or other passengers
- Unsafe equipment and
- Insufficient lighting.
Accidents related to these types of hazardous conditions can cause serious injuries that require significant medical treatments and periods of rehabilitation, putting victims out of work for a long time. In extreme cases, they can even cause death.
Were You Hurt in a Tour Boat Accident in Manhattan? Call an Experienced City Tour Boat Accident Lawyer in NYC
If you or someone you love was injured aboard a tour boat because of someone else’s negligent or intentional act, the New York tour boat injury lawyers at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., can help you recover the benefits you deserve, including compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
The NYC personal injury attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., are skilled at evaluating boating accident claims and have a track record of getting results for their clients. Call our firm today at 212-279-2000 or use our online contact form for a free evaluation of your case.
We serve tour boat accident victims in New York City, including the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Long Island.