Ferry Accidents Attorney : Personal Injury Lawyers : Our Law Office has the experience you need to get the results you desire in the event of an injury due to a ferry accident.
In an accident on a ship, oil rig, ferry or barge, the employer must provide a “seaworthy” ship. To be seaworthy, the owner of the vessel owes a non-delegable duty to provide a reasonably safe vessel that is fit in hull, gear, appliances, and appurtenances as well as manning for its intended purposes. This is the federal definition for seaworthiness.
When the employee is hurt on the job for lack of seaworthiness, he may have a cause of action against his employer. There are numerous other causes of a seaman getting hurt or even killed on the job including defective equipment and collisions.
Many types of seaman have potential Jones Act claims including commercial fisherman, ferry workers and passengers and barge crew. These types of workers are potentially involved in maritime construction work, long shoring and harboring work.
The benefit of hiring Our Law Office for these types of cases is to assist in making the distinction between the Jones Act, the Longshoreman’s Act, Limitations of Shipowner’s Liability, and other applicable statutes. It is critical to know and understand which statute applies to your particular injury case. These statutes are complex and our personal injury attorneys can help you and your family navigate the legal intricacies to obtain a favorable result.
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