The First Offer May Not Be the Best After a NYC Ferry Fall

Q

Should I accept money offered to me by the owner of a NYC tourist ferry if I fell on the deck and got hurt?

A

You should be extremely cautious about accepting any money for your slip and fall injury if you’ve gotten hurt on a New York City tourist excursion. Of course, if you have been hurt badly enough to require medical attention and if you are in pain or unable to work, then you are going to want, and need, a financial recovery.

But Here’s Why You Should Wait

Typically, when the owner, operator, or insurer of a New York City tourist boat makes a quick attempt to settle a slip and fall injury, the offer is made with the hope that you will accept it without asking too many questions. The idea is that you will be so grateful to get some money so quickly that you won’t take the time to carefully consider whether the offer being made adequately compensates you for your past, current and future medical expenses, out of pocket costs, lost income, pain, suffering and other damages.

Be Confident Before You Accept Any Money

Generally, when you accept a settlement you will be asked to sign an agreement that prevents you from seeking additional money in the future. Thus, it is important to be sure that the settlement being offered is fair. You can find that out by contacting an experienced maritime injury lawyer in Manhattan. Please start a live chat with us now or call us at your convenience.