Fort Lauderdale Admiralty and Maritime Injury Attorney
An admiralty or maritime injury is one that occurs on a boat or on the water. This may include accidents on recreational/pleasure boats, yachts, cargo vessels, tow boats, cruise ships, and jetski/waverunners.
Admiralty or maritime injury cases may include injuries to passengers as well as crew/employees of the ship.
Admiralty or maritime cases may also include cases wherein ship employees commit crimes against passengers, including battery and rape/sexual assault.
In the case wherein one passenger commits a crime against another passenger, there may be a maritime or admiralty negligent security case. A negligent security case is one in which a crime is committed due to the lack of security on a property owner’s property. In that situation, the victim of the crime may be able to pursue a case against the property owner due to his or her failure to provide adequate, proper or enough security. In the case of a crime committed on a boat or ship, it will be referred to as a maritime or admiralty negligent security case.
Call 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation if you’ve been injured on a boat or ship anyplace in or around the State of Florida (including West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Miami, and Miami-Dade County).
Mr. Quackenbush doesn’t get paid until you receive compensation in your case. This is referred to as contingency. It means that there is no risk to you.Seek Help From This Fort Lauderdale Admiralty and Maritime Injury Lawyer
Admiralty or maritime cases include accidents and injuries on cruise ships. Cruise lines active in the State of Florida include Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Discovery Cruise Line, Princess Cruise Line, and Water Taxi lines.
Because admiralty and maritime accidents occur on the water, death frequently results. A case based upon such a situation is referred to as an admiralty or maritime wrongful death case. In a wrongful death case, a personal representative or “PR” (usually a relative or loved one) is appointed, and the decedent’s survivors will be the beneficiaries of the Estate.
In a wrongful death case, survivors who may benefit from the case include a spouse of the decedent (i.e., husband or wife), children of the decedent, parents of the decedent, or any blood relatives or adoptive brothers or sisters of the decedent who were financially dependent upon him or her before his or her death.
When a crew member is injured on a boat or ship while working, he or she may be able to obtain compensation under the Jones Act (or the Merchant Marine Act of 1920) – which regulates compensation of injured workers. This would be referred to as an admiralty or maritime worker’s compensation case.This South Florida Admiralty and Maritime Accident Law Firm is Aggressive in its Pursuit of Client Compensation
Accidents which occur on a boat or ship may occur due to dangerous conditions located on the vessel. These may include negligent design or construction of the boat or ship, objects located on the decks or floors in the boat, inadequate or poor safety equipment, or unsafe foods (resulting in food poisoning). All of these can result in premises liability cases. A premises liability case results when one person goes on the property of a second person and is injured due to the negligence of the second person (for example, leaving a dangerous condition on his or her property). If the negligence occurred on a boat or ship, then it could result in an admiralty or maritime premises liability case.
If the dangerous condition that caused your injury was created by negligent manufacturing of the boat or ship on which you were injured, then you may have a case against the manufacturer of the boat or ship. This would be referred to as a case of “unseaworthiness.” That is, boats and ships are expected to be “seaworthy” or safe for use on the water. If they are not, then the manufacturer of the boat may be responsible for any injuries caused.
If you were hurt on an unseaworthy vessel, then you may also have a case against the entity that was responsible for its maintenance (usually a marina) if the defect was caused by negligent maintenance.
An admiralty or maritime case may also result from an offshore diving accident.For Assistance, Call This Broward County Admiralty and Maritime Attorney at 786-294-7711
Mr. Quackenbush gets paid nothing until you’ve made a recovery in your case. This is called “contingency” and it indicates that there is no risk to you.
If you’ve been hurt on a boat or ship anywhere in the State of Florida (including West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Miami or Miami-Dade County) and you’d like to speak to Mr. Quackenbush, call him for a free, no obligation consultation. He can be reached at 786-294-7711 today. Mr. Quackenbush will talk to you about all aspects of your case for free.