Airplane, Train & Boat Accidents

Airplane, Train & Boat Accidents

The attorneys at the firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros has successfully been representing people that suffered injuries as a result of using or being injured by an airplane accident, train or a boat for over forty (40) years.

For example we have represented buildings that were damaged in the crash of an airplane into New York City apartment buildings caused by New York Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle in 2006.

We have also brought claims for persons injured while working at airports or going to and from airports and airplanes as well as persons injured in various types of accidents involving planes and airports.

Jaroslawicz & Jaros has represented persons while using, entering or exiting trains and subways including persons seriously injured in the recent Amtrak accident in Philadelphia as well as the crash of a NYC subway train.

We have represented persons injured while using or riding in boats whether they were on or boarding commercial or personal vessels.

The firm of JaAirplane Accident Lawyerroslawicz & Jaros successfully represented victims of the infamous Staten Island ferry crash.

Jaroslawicz & Jaros is proud to have represented many members of the New York City Police Department Maritime Division who were injured while on the job. We were the first law firm in New York to develop and use the theory that since these Police Officers were working on navigable waters that they were protected by the provisions of the “Jones Act”. The “Jones Act” was intended to protect and make it easier to recover compensation for those who were injured while working on maritime vessels.

In a case where our client was injured and alleged a violation of the Jones Act, which law applied to a police officer who worked in the NYPD Harbor Unit and who was injured while employed on a boat, David Jaroslawicz had the privilege to represent the plaintiff and argue the appeal in Oxley v. New York, No. 90-7555, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 923 F.2d 22; October 2, 1990, Argued, January 11, 1991. The issue was whether a crew member was entitled to a jury trial on unseaworthiness and Jones Act claims because he presented evidence that employer negligence played a part in producing his injury and raised issues of defect and insufficiency in the vessel’s equipment.

In an admiralty case Jaroslawicz & Jaros were successful in the case of Murillo v. Caddell Dry Dock & Repair Co., 05 Civ. 3202 (NRB), United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, July 26, 2005, Decided, July 27, 2005, Filed. The Court found that the suit fell within court’s admiralty jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C.S. § 1333(1) because repairs to a tugboat while in ordinary dry dock were considered to be made in water, not on land.

Jaroslawicz & Jaros were also successful in the case of CARTER v. OGDEN MARINE, INC., No. 81 Civ. 0024 (Mil), United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, October 2, 1981. The court found that the wife of an injured seaman was entitled to present her claim for relief for loss of society based on her husband’s injuries to the jury and was entitled to recover if the injuries were attributed to the unseaworthiness of the vessel.

Helping New Yorkers Injured in Airplane and Boating Accidents

So if you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance as a result of an injury suffered from a train, boat or plane accident, call Jaroslawicz & Jaros at 212-227-2780, or toll free in New York at 1-800-269-2780, or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation. Or you can email ajaros@lawjaros.com.