Washington State Ferries transports millions of passengers each year. The sheer number of passengers being carried leads to an increased number of potential injuries on each trip. When those numbers are added to the possibility of inclement weather, strong winds, slick decks, trip hazards, vehicle traffic and the rolling motion of the vessel, serious injuries do occur.
At Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, our attorneys are experienced in both maritime law and personal injury law. We can perform a thorough investigation to uncover all of the factors that led to your injury. With this information, we can begin negotiating with the liable party's insurance carrier or the State of Washington to reach a beneficial settlement. It is our goal to recover the maximum compensation possible in your situation.
Injuries suffered by passengers on Washington State Ferries might require a complex understanding of maritime law and personal injury. Contact us at 206-624-8844 or toll free at 800-448-8008 to schedule a consultation with a skilled Washington State Ferry passenger injury attorney who can guide you through your situation.
Seattle Ferry Accident Injury Lawyer
While riding on a ferry, there are several ways for accidents and injuries to occur, including:
- If a boat runs into the dock and jars passengers
- Foreign substances on the deck
- If employees mop the deck without putting up warning cones
- If the motion of the boat causes doors to come unlatched and swing uncontrolled
- Ice on the deck
- Unsafe stairs
- Defective railings
These accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries or, in some circumstances, fatalities. It is important to hold those responsible for your accident accountable for their negligence or inattentiveness. Contact our firm right away.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer regarding an injury on a Washington State ferry, please contact us.