Jones Act & Maritime Accident Lawyer – Injured On Or Near the Water?

Fighting for the fair and just outcome that you deserve.

Maritime accidents are governed under a distinct set of laws, and not just any attorney can handle Jones Act and maritime cases. An experienced maritime lawyer can attempt to get the results, the settlement and the financial compensation you deserve for your long term care.

Richard Serpe gained a Masters Degree in maritime law from Tulane University School after graduating law school. He has also been awarded the rank of Proctor (the highest rank available) from the Maritime Law Association of the United States. Mr. Serpe has helped victims of serious injuries, and families affected by a wrongful death, for over 29 years.

Maritime Injuries on the Job

Earning a living on the ocean is a dangerous business. The unpredictability of the ocean can put even the most experienced of sailors or the strongest of ships at risk. These conditions demand competence, professionalism, a well trained crew, and properly maintained equipment and machinery. Anything less places lives at risk. Types of accidents include: barge accidents, tugboat accidents, faulty or defective equipment accidents, collision accidents, dredging accidents, commercial fishing accidents, crane accidents, shipyard accidents, cruise ship accidents, or any other maritime related accidents.

Recreational Boating Accidents

Sailors on sailboats and powerboats, and even jet ski operators, are covered under the general maritime law. Special regulations and rules, including Coast Guard regulations and the Limitation of Liability Act, can have an important impact on victims injured on pleasure boats.

Wrongful Death Maritime Accidents

If your loved one or family member has been killed in any type of maritime accident, a maritime accident lawyer may be able to help you. Wrongful death lawsuits allow family members to recover compensation for certain losses. The legal system has strict requirements for bringing wrongful death cases, so you may want to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney about your legal options.

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Maritime News & Info

  • River Tour Boat Crashes, Injuring Passengers

    Multiple people were injured last week when a tour boat and pontoon boat collided on the Colorado river in Arizona. Witnesses say the pontoon boat, carrying three people, t-boned the side of the tour boat, which carried more than 30 passengers on board. A woman on board the pontoon boat was struck in the head Continue Reading →

  • Boy Killed in NY Boating Accident

    A sailing student was killed in a boating accident in New York this month when he was struck by a boat’s propeller. The Tuesday, July 18, 2017 accident occurred off the coast of Long Island during a sailing lesson with three students. A boat was being intentionally capsized as part of their lesson. Two of the Continue Reading →

  • 10 People Thrown from Boat Driven by Drunk Boater

    10 people are lucky to be alive after a boating accident on Lake Gage in Indiana. The accident occurred just after 7 PM the night of July 15, 2017. Police received a call indicating that a drunken boater had lost control of his vessel. 10 people were thrown from the boat, including the driver. With Continue Reading →