Hearing before Victims Compensation Board, Master Arbiter Kenneth Feinberg, Trial Lawyers Care (TLC). Case was taken on a Pro Bono Basis in which no fee was taken for an award to the family of a single female executive.
A father of four who was tragically killed on board the Staten Island Ferry Boat Andrew J. Barberi when it crashed into an auxiliary pier.
A man lost his leg below the knee while a passenger on board the Staten Island Ferry Boat Andrew J. Barberi when it crashed into an auxiliary pier.
A postal worker operating a delivery truck was involved in a motor vehicle accident which required back surgery. His injuries were highly disputed by the insurance company as a pre‑existing condition. With a portion of the recovery in the form of a structure, the total settlement yield is over $4 million dollars.
Awarded as part of a 6.9 Million Dollar settlement with four bridge laborers. The worker fell from an elevated height during a scaffold collapse on the Williamsburg bridge and injured his feet and lower part of his body.
A bus driver claimed an emergency situation caused him to veer the bus he was operating off the roadway. A female passenger suffered injuries to her shoulder and leg that required surgery. In a highly disputed liability claim the New York City Transit Authority was found responsible for the accident.
Let a Local Law Firm with a National Reputation for Handling Serious Injury Cases represent you to make the highest recovery for your accident case.
If a serious accident has left you or a loved one injured or bereaved, you need a team of personal injury lawyers who are experienced in fighting for the compensation you deserve and who have the tradition of excellence in bringing your case to a successful resolution.
You need the The Bisignano Law Firm. We are a Staten Island and New Jersey boutique law firm that concentrates in recovering the highest possible settlements and damages awards to compensate injured accident victims for pain, suffering and economic losses. We are able to provide our clients with the legal services and state of the art resources of a large law firm while still maintaining a high level of personal attention and care.
The founding Partner, Anthony Bisignano, Esq., has been helping injured persons find justice for over twenty-five years. Over the course of his career as a distinguished personal injury lawyer, Mr. Bisignano has become known in professional circles around Staten Island and the tri-state area as an accident attorney who is dedicated in taking on corporations, insurance industry giants, or highly complex cases. He has a history of making million dollar recoveries on behalf of his seriously injured clients. In fact, his peers recognize his skills and accomplishments on behalf of clients by consistently designating him as a Super Lawyer–a distinction only 5% of area attorneys can claim.
Our personal injury lawyers offer free consultations. If you chose to retain our services, we will never ask you for any payment until we bring your case to a successful conclusion that includes a recovery for damages. Because we work on a contingency basis, we see ourselves as your partner, and we are motivated to pursue the highest recovery possible on your behalf. When our personal injury attorneys win your case, we are compensated from the money awarded to you by the offending party or insurance company. We cover expenses associated with your case upfront and are reimbursed from your gross recovery at the end of the case. We never ask you for money out of your pocket. In other words, your economic situation does not prevent you from hiring our highly-respected team of lawyers.
If you need the assistance of an accident lawyer, call us today. You are welcome to visit us at our Staten Island or New Jersey offices. If you are unable to travel, we will make arrangements to come to you. We will be happy to speak with you about the merits of your case and give you all the information you need to move ahead with confidence. We look forward to the opportunity to pursue justice on your behalf and give you hope for the future.
Seastreak Ferry Crash at Pier 11 in New York Harbor Involving New Jersey Commuters Is A Reminder of the 2003 Staten Island Ferry Accident
In a tragic maritime accident, more that 50 people were injured when a ferry packed with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey crashed as it was docking at Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The Seastreak ferry launched from Conner’s Pier in Highlands, New Jersey with 343 people on board, including five crew members. The ferry appears to have been carrying mostly early morning commuters from New Jersey to work in the Wall Street area of downtown New York City. The accident occurred just below South Street Seaport, a popular tourist attraction in lower Manhattan. The crash of the ferry boat into the pier left a gaping wide gash on the starboard bow about 2 feet above the water line. Pier 11 is itself popular with tourists in the summertime, when Seastreak, a high speed ferry service, offers regular services to Martha’s Vineyard as well as several regional beaches. At all other times, the ferries are predominantly used by commuters.
The force of the crash was so strong that it sent passengers, many of whom were standing and preparing to disembark, flying into the air and crashing into one another, walls, windows and seats. The dock was turned into a triage area, where the dozens of injured were placed on gurneys and taken to area hospitals. The Seastreak ferry company provides high-speed catamaran services to points in Manhattan from central New Jersey, operating a fleet of five vessels. The ferry, just this past year, was re-fitted with new propellers to replace original propulsion water jets, according to an Aug. 28 report in nautical trade mag Marine Log. The new system, installed by a Louisiana ship builder, cut maximum speed from 38 knots to 32 knots, but boosted fuel efficiency and cut carbon emissions in half.. According to the United States Coast Guard, drug and alcohol tests were conducted on the captain and crew, and all had passed the breath tests. An 11 member team from the National Transportation Safety Board was sent to New York City to begin an investigation into the cause of the crash.
New York Harbor is the world’s third-busiest in terms of ferry traffic. The last serious accident occurred in 2003, when a Staten Island Ferry crashed into a pier after the assistant captain passed out during the journey. A complex and protracted ferry crash litigation resulted from that accident. Anthony Bisignano, Esq., was appointed as the Liaison Counsel on behalf of over 150 injured persons and families of the eleven deceased. Mr. Bisignano successfully defended a challenge by the City of New York to limit the amount of compensation payable to all victims based upon an antiquated legal loophole. Ultimately, the City was defeated at the District Court trial level and the Appellate level in the Second Circuit Court of the United States. With Mr. Bisignano overseeing the litigation, the City of New York paid over $90 million dollars in total compensation to the victims and families of the deceased.