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

Injuries on the Job

Anyone who has spent time earning a living on the ocean can tell you that it’s a dangerous business. The sheer unpredictability of the ocean can put even the most experienced of sailors or the strongest of ships at risk. These conditions demand competence and professionalism from all of the crew members of any seagoing vessel, whether it’s a cruise ship, cargo ship, fishing boattugboatbarge, etc. Anything less places lives at risk. While it is true that working on our oceans is inherently dangerous, that fact does not absolve the shipowner, captain or crew members from responsibility should one of their employees or fellow workers suffer an injury.

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. Maritime law is very different from general personal injury law. It is crucial to hire an attorney who understands maritime law. Richard Serpe has the qualifications and experience to help these victims recover.

Wrongful Death

If your loved one was killed in a maritime accident, you’re probably grief-stricken and wondering how you’ll shoulder medical bills, funeral costs – not to mention the loss of future income for your family. The emotional loss cannot be understated, either. The loss of companionship and affection is irreplaceable. Certain laws allow family members to bring a claim for the losses they have suffered from the death of a loved one.

Contact Maritime Attorney Richard Serpe

An experienced maritime lawyer can help you get the results, the settlement and the financial compensation you deserve for your long term care. Richard Serpe gained a Master’s Degree in maritime law from Tulane University School of Law. He has also been awarded the rank of Proctor (the highest rank available) from the Maritime Law Association of the United States.

Maritime News & Info

  • National Maritime Day

    National Maritime Day to Shine Light on Industry Safety At the end of every May, families head to the beach to celebrate Memorial Day. Although the holiday has come to represent the beginning of summer, it was meant to honor the servicemen and women who lost their lives in combat. While Memorial Day certainly gets Continue Reading →

  • Newport News Shipyard Worker Injured in Fall

    Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) attorneys

    A Newport News shipyard worker is recovering from injuries after taking a scary fall at work earlier this month. The April 14, 2018 accident occurred around 12:30 PM when the employee fell one deck down through a hole in the ship upon which he was working, the USNS Pless. Though his colleagues were able to Continue Reading →

  • Port of VA Begins Expansion

    Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) attorneys

    Cranes have arrived at the Port of Virginia to begin a $695 million expansion project. A ship with the first of the rail-mounted gantry cranes arrived Friday at the port. The expansion will bring growth to the capacity that the port has room for cargo-containers. It also potentially means fewer delays for truck drivers picking Continue Reading →

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