Maritime/Admiralty law is one of the oldest bodies of law in the world. If you are or were a crew member, seamen or a passenger on a cruise ship or other merchant vessel, you may be able to bring a claim for damages whether the vessel was on land or at sea at the time of your injury or loss.
The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, better known as the Jones Act provides that a crew member, seaman or passenger may bring a civil action of law, with the right of trial by a jury and recover damages, including punitive damages, if applicable, against the owner and master of a vessel, and the vessel for personal injury or loss.
Below are some examples of the types of cases we represent:
- Work related injuries
- Slip and falls on a ship
- Objects falling from upper decks
- Ship fires
- Trampling during emergencies
- Ship collisions
- Illness due to contamination of the water
- Food poisoning from tainted foods
- Viruses or airborne pathogens
- Offshore oil rig accidents
- Commercial fishing accidents
- Accidents on tugboats, crude oil tankers and cargo ships
- Maritime accidents to due alcohol or drug use
- Marine crane and shipyard accidents
- Accidents on barges
- Cargo hauling accidents
Contact us today to determine if you may have a claim for your injuries or loss.
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