Virginia Maritime Accident & Jones Act Lawyer Richard Serpe

Virginia Maritime Lawyer - Richard Serpe

Virginia is known the world over for its beautiful coastline and easily accessible ports. With seven ports in total - and three in Hampton Roads alone - maritime workers serve an important role in the community.

The Port of Norfolk sits at the mouth of the Chesapeake bay, on the banks of the Elizabeth River. The port's deep waters allow for up to 55 foot berths, the only East Coast port with such authorization. This allows for important exchange of international goods that will serve not only the Mid-Atlantic region, but the Midwest as well. The Port of Norfolk brings $60 million in revenue to the Commonwealth each year, making it one of the top three busiest container ports on the East Coast.

Other important ports in our region include the Portsmouth Marine Terminal, the Newport News Marine Terminal and the Port of Richmond. The future Craney Island Marine Terminal in Portsmouth will present even more opportunities for trade in Hampton Roads. Beyond the Tidewater region, there is the Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal, where cargo is transported by train. Just 200 miles from the geographical Midwest, this port links a large portion of our country to international trade.

Types of accidents we handle: barge accidents, tugboat accidents, crane accidents, maritime collision accidents, commercial fishing accidents, wrongful death, faulty  or poorly maintained equipment related accidents, and any other maritime accident.

Other notable ports, marine industries, and services include: Port of Cape Charles, Port of Yorktown, Port of Alexandria, Port of Hopewell, Port of Yorktown, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Colonna's Shipyard, Lyons Shipyard, Newport News Shipbuilding, BAE Systems, APM Terminals, CMA CGM, coastal tugboats, crane and deck barges, dredging, commercial fishing, etc.

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Virginia Jones Act & Maritime Accident Lawyer - Richard Serpe

Earning a living on, or near, the ocean is a dangerous business. Whether its caused by the sheer unpredictably of the ocean, faulty equipment,  negligent coworkers, etc., if you are injured you may want to contact an experienced Maritime and Jones Act attorney to ensure your rights are protected. Richard Serpe obtained a Masters degree in Maritime law from Tulane University after receiving his law degree, which sets him apart from other personal injury lawyers. He has helped victims of Maritime accidents for over 29 years. If you would like to setup a free consultation (no obligation) to speak with Richard Serpe, contact us at 877-544-5323.

Virginia Maritime News & Info

  • Worker Injured at Elizabeth River Terminal

    Slips and falls happen. But one accident in Chesapeake landed a maritime worker in the hospital. A shipyard worker had to be rescued after a fall in Chesapeake last week. Reports say that the Chesapeake Fire Department was on site at the Elizabeth River Terminals February 15, 2017. They received a call about an employee Continue Reading →

  • 9-year-old, woman killed in York River boat accident

    A 20 ft. recreational boat overturned yesterday on the York River. Two people, a woman and a girl just nine-years-old, were killed in the accident. The victims had been fishing with four other people when the boat capsized. The two were trapped under the boat and drowned. Both were wearing life jackets at the time Continue Reading →

  • Fatal Virginia Smith Mountain Lake Jet Ski Accident

    A fatal crash on Smith Mountain Lake has claimed the life of a teen girl. The accident occurred when 21 ft. fishing boat collided with a 10 ft. jet ski. The passenger on the jet ski was killed in the accident. The driver of the jet ski was injured and taken to the hospital with Continue Reading →

We are Virginia maritime lawyers who represent victims of maritime accidents in: Accomack County (Eastern Shore), Alexandria, Alleghany County, Amherst County, Augusta County, Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Culpeper, Dinwiddie County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Fluvanna, Franklin, Greene County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Isle of Wight, Loudoun County, Nelson County, Montgomery County, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Prince William County, Rockbridge County, Richmond, Virgina Beach, Williamsburg, Roanoke, Suffolk, Sussex County, Northampton County, Hampton , Eastern Shore and all of Virginia.