While individual states have laws which govern claims for injuries which happen within their border jurisdictions govern injuries that occur on land, personal injuries that occur at sea are much more complex. The laws and procedures surrounding maritime accidents may involve not just state and federal laws but international treaties as well. Multiple sets of rules and regulations can apply to a claim, depending on the nature of the accident. In the event of an accident on the coast or at sea, you should seek an attorney familiar with maritime law.
The attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C., have represented many clients in maritime accident cases. We have the resources and litigation experience necessary to represent someone injured in a boating accident.
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C., concentrates on all practice areas of personal injury cases throughout New York. We have the litigation and support staff for each personal injury department to ensure excellent legal representation from consultation to settlement. Our firm has the resources to conduct a thorough investigation of our clients’ injuries and accidents.
Maritime lawsuits encompass a wide range of accidents and mishaps such as collisions between a small craft and another maritime vessel, cruise and cargo ships, docking areas, oil rigs, jet skis, and other recreational boating accidents.
Maritime accidents can occur to an employee of a marine vessel or to someone who is simply enjoying a day on or near the water. These accidents can result in serious, life-altering injuries that require medical care, rehabilitation, and significant recovery time.
The Jones Act allows employees injured on board a vessel and maritime employees who suffer accidents at sea to bring claims for their injuries as well as for what is called maintenance and care.
However, injured maritime workers may not receive the compensation they deserve. Insurance companies may try to offer a lower amount of compensation to resolve a case with an unrepresented worker. Having an experienced maritime attorney can help an injured party determine if he or she is receiving a fair settlement from these companies.
Maritime accidents can be some of the most difficult cases to litigate due to the myriad of laws which may apply to your case. For these reasons, hire an attorney with knowledge of maritime law, like the lawyers at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C.
Do you need assistance navigating the complex world of maritime law? Are you trying to receive Jones Act benefits? The attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C., can help. We know maritime and personal injury law and will fight for your right to receive appropriate compensation.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at our New York City offices.