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Maritime Law in New York City

New York City is filled with diversity, culture, landmarks, and much more.  Although it is mainly known for its sights and businesses, the city also has a storied maritime heritage. There are marine facilities throughout the five boroughs of New York and in New Jersey such as the Red Hook Terminal and the many piers and wharves located along Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.  New York City’s economic growth has been propelled by commercial seaports and the volume of cargos and passengers that flow through. In 2018, the Port of New York City has handled nearly $200 billion in cargo containers.

New York Maritime Injury Attorney

The attorneys at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC have represented injured mariners and their families in claims against vessel owners, maritime employers, and maritime insurance companies since 1977. If you have sustained an injury while working onboard a vessel, consulting with an experienced admiralty and maritime attorney can help you seek compensation.


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Overview of New York City Maritime Injury

New York City is home to several busy commercial waterways, including New York Harbor, the East River, and the Hudson River.  Heavily trafficked, the city’s waters see near constant vessel activity such as:

Seamen and others on the water in New York City may be injured due to:


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Representing Maritime Workers & Passengers in New York

The maritime industry includes a wide range of occupations, both on land and in water. At Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC, our maritime attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of maritime workers and passengers injured on the waters or docks of New York City. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in the performance of their duties aboard or around a vessel, or if you have been injured as a passenger aboard any vessel due to the negligence of another, it is critical that you carefully consider your legal options. The skilled maritime injury lawyers of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC will use their knowledge and experience to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.


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Additional Resources

Port Authority – The Port of New York and New Jersey is one of the busiest ports in the nation. Visit the link to learn more information about the Port of New York & New Jersey.

Red Hook Terminal – The terminal handles cargos and has over 30 years of providing services to their customers with experience in infrastructure, equipment, etc. Follow the link to learn more information about their terminals, operations, etc. The Brooklyn location handles bulk cargos and container ships.

New York Cruise Terminal – Follow the link to learn information about the Manhattan and Brooklyn terminal, schedules, travel information, and much more.

Sandy Hook Pilot Perishes in New York – Visit the link to learn about the incident that occurred regarding Sandy Hook Pilot Captain Timothy M. Murray fatal fall from a pilot ladder while boarding a tanker ship near the Port of New York/New Jersey.


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New York Admiralty & Maritime Lawyers

At Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC, we focus exclusively on maritime cases and regularly represent merchant mariners, ferry passengers, commercial fishermen, dockworkers, and other maritime workers from a variety of backgrounds. We understand your concerns during these uncertain times, and we are here to help.

Maritime injury claims can be complex, involving specialized laws and the question of whether to proceed in federal or state court. Injured maritime workers and the immediate family members of those who perish at sea may be able to pursue legal recourse under the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, and general maritime law. At Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC, our skilled admiralty and maritime will pursue your damages with determination and strategy.

If you have been injured on or around the water in New York City, call us at 1 (800) 262-8529 or send us an online message for a free consultation.

  • The Maritime Law Association of The United States
    The Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA) was founded in 1899. Its formation was prompted by the organization, some three years earlier, of the International Maritime Committee.
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