Can I Sue If My Family Member Is Injured in a Ferry Accident?

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 12:00pm by

Because Atlantic City and its surrounding areas are tourist destinations located off the water, there are sometimes accidents involving ferry vessels.

Whenever someone is injured in a ferry accident, they should contact our law firm. We can review their case to determine if they may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.


These accidents can include slip-and-falls and crashes that may occur during loading and unloading. For example, on August 22, three people with injuries were sent to Cape Regional Medical Center following an accident on the Cape May-Lewes ferry during unloading in Cape May.

According to the Press of Atlantic City, an SUV on the port side of the MV Delaware crossed the deck and pinned a Honda Civic against the starboard side bulkhead. The driver of the SUV, which was a rental, reported mechanical difficulties with the vehicle.

The Press reported that the Civic sustained heavy damage, and three people involved in the crash had to be transported to the hospital for treatment.

What Should I Do If My Loved One Is Injured in a Vehicle Accident?

Hopefully, an investigation determines fault for this accident. Sometimes mechanical issues, such as auto part defects, can contribute to vehicle accidents. Additionally, if a driver is found to have negligently or recklessly operated a vehicle contributing to an accident, he or she could be held liable through a personal injury lawsuit.

Remember, we serve clients nationwide, many of whom were visiting the Atlantic City area when their injuries occurred. If you have suffered traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and/or broken bones due to the ill-advised actions of another person, contact us today.

We will investigate whether negligence played a role in your accident. Our lawyers have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.

Donald G. Targan & Associates – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys

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