Liberty Island Ferry Accident Injures Eight

Eight people suffered injuries last month when a ferry struck a pier on its way to Liberty Island, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The ferry was carrying passengers to see the Statue of Liberty when it collided with the pier, causing injuries to eight people aboard.

Those injured were treated at the scene. The ferry and the pier suffered extensive damage. An investigation into what caused the accident is still ongoing. In January, dozens of passengers were injured when an East River ferry crashed into a pier, sending 73 passengers and one crew member to local hospitals.

Ferry workers and passengers face a high risk of injury. Ferries operate in adverse weather through crowded waters, putting everyone on board at risk. The attorneys at Latti & Anderson LLP have represented those in ferry accidents injured due to slips and falls, boarding and departing injuries and crash incident victims.

Serious injuries can occur on board ferries and may times proper rules and regulations have not been established by the operators and owners of the ferries to deal with the emergency and injuries.   If you have suffered a maritime injury on board a ferry, we are here to help you get the justice you deserve. Contact our Boston maritime law attorneys today for a free consultation.

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