Admiralty, Maritime and Boating Accident Specialists
Over the years we have specialized in personal injury and property damage cases that happen on or near the water. Most of our cases involve injuries or deaths of seamen, crewmen, longshoremen, marine repairmen and boaters. Recreational boaters and cruise ship passengers and crew also make up many of our clientele.
Our lawyers have represented individuals in cases involving tugs and tugboats of all kinds, barges, spud barges, dredges, ferry boats, water taxis, yachts, cruise ships, fishing boats, shrimp boats, pleasure boats, motor boats, speed boats, power boats, party boats, gambling and casino boats, jet skis, merchant vessels, cargo and tank ships, military vessels and watercraft of every kind.
Areas litigated by us
Admiralty jurisdiction and venue;
Jones Act, negligence, unseaworthiness, maintenance and cure and unearned wages;
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and third party claims involving injury to longshoremen; Cruise ship passenger and invitee claims, including sexual assaults;
Pleasure boat accidents, including collisions, allisions, dock collisions, capsizing, fires and water skiing accidents;
Wrongful death, survival actions and claims under the Death on the High Seas Act;
Claims involving Government Liability including the Public Vessels Act, Suits in Admiralty Act and the Federal Tort Claims Act, the United States Navy, Military Sealift Command, MARAD and the U.S. Coast Guard;
Maritime liens, ship mortgages, and vessel arrest/attachment;
Tug and tow charter parties;
Pilotage, licensing, and the United States Coast Guard Regulations;
Collision / allision and the Inland Navigational Rules of the Road, and Limitation of Liability;