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

  • 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 →

  • Barge Accident Injures Two on York River

    Two workers are recovering from serious injuries they sustained on a job site last month. The incident occurred around 9:00 AM the morning of December 13, 2017. They were involved in an accident while working on a floating platform on the York River. Sources report that the employees were struck by a an inflatable plug Continue Reading →

  • Lake Anna Residents Argue for Police Presence Following Fatal Accident

    Following three consecutive years of deadly Independence Day weekend boating accidents, Lake Anna residents are pushing for an increased law enforcement presence. “Egregious” violations of the rules have led to more accidents than usual, locals recently told reporters. The Lake Anna civic association is pushing for more police presence on particularly busy weekends on the lake. Continue Reading →

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