How can a lawyer help in maritime legal cases?

, April 30, 2013

Cases involving maritime law or cases where elements of the Jones Act are included can be confusing. Maritime law is complex and in many ways is different than other areas of the law. If your case involved an injury at sea or an injury aboard a boat or other vessel, you would likely pursue the help […]


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Another reason to call a maritime lawyer after your cruise ship injury

, April 25, 2013

  Here is another reason why you should contact a maritime personal injury attorney if you’ve been injured on a cruise. The simple reason is…  You’re bound to have a variety of questions that you’re just not able to answer on your own.  An experienced maritime or cruise ship injury attorney can help you answer […]


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What is a Maritime Personal Injury Lawyer?

, April 24, 2013

  What is a Maritime Personal Injury Lawyer? A maritime lawyer is primarily involved with a special set of laws and regulations dealing with people who may be injured on a ship or boat, as a result of either a work-related or recreational accident.  And yes, often attorneys who represent passengers who have been injured on […]


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Maritime law is extremely complex – it’s the main reason to hire a cruise injury lawyer

, April 19, 2013

Maritime law, unlike other legal specialties, is extremely complex and requires extensive knowledge of the law. Successful management of cruise ship injury and other maritime related legal matters also requires experience dealing with mediation and / or courtroom tactics. Cruise ship injury cases are complex and difficult to pursue The complexity of these cases and […]


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How to choose a cruise ship injury lawyer to represent you

, April 5, 2013

  If you’re injured in a cruise ship accident, finding the right lawyer to help you out can be a tough. You’re already dealing with the pain and frustration of the injury and now you have to seek out legal advice that could impact your health, finances and general well-being. Where do you turn? Who […]


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Yes, the circumstances surrounding your injury will determine your ability to sue the cruise line

, March 13, 2013

  Here is some simple legal advice: If you were injured on a cruise ship, the specific circumstances surrounding your injury are extremely important and will help define your ability to file a claim. Sometimes, illnesses and injuries are the result of simple accidents where no one is at fault – and you have no […]


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New York ferry Seastreak to resume service – questions remain unanswered

, January 15, 2013

Seastreak, the New York passenger ferry that crashed into a dock last Monday January 9, resumed service today. At the time of the accident, the boat was loaded with 326 commuters and five crew members. 74 people were injured, including two who were left in critical condition. Early reports show that mechanical failure was the reasoning […]


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Lawyers Will Advise Injured Passengers In New York Ferry Accident

, January 9, 2013

Inevitably, personal injury attorneys and boating accident lawyers in New York (and perhaps around the rest of the country) will be answering questions from injured passengers and crew from Wednesday’s ferry accident in Manhattan. Traumatic events like this accident can cause confusion and result in a break in normal daily activities. Once people have had […]


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Ferry Accident Questions from Injured Passengers

, January 9, 2013

In the aftermath of today’s Seastreak Ferry accident in the lower Manhattan area of New York, passengers and crew who were aboard the ferry will have questions regarding their legal rights and their ability to seek compensation for injuries they may have sustained. According to the New York Times, “a ferry packed with hundreds of […]


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At Least 57 injured, 2 Critically, in New York City Ferry Crash

, January 9, 2013

“At least 57 injured, 2 critically, in New York City ferry crash” is the current headline from CNN as it has been reporting on this morning’s accident involving a Seastreak high-speed catamaran ferry. Ferry Accident in New York Read about it in the New York Times Read about the crash in the New York Daily […]


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