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Virginia Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer | Maritime Injury AttorneyAfter a brief absence, Carnival Cruise Line is coming back to Norfolk, Virginia.

The return comes after the Carnival Glory headed to Miami, which left Norfolk’s Half Moon Cruise and Celebration Center devoid of any accompanying ship, according to HamptonRoads.com. Virginia’s governor, Terry McAuliffe, informed the Virginia General Assembly recently that the cruise ship would be returning, bringing with it a great deal of tourist money and potential job creation. The cruise line is expected to offer up to a dozen cruises in 2015, when it is slated for return to Norfolk.

Cruise ships are exciting, and the vacations they offer can be fun; and perhaps most importantly, it is very exciting to learn that Norfolk may be getting an added economic boost, especially when our economy is still in recovery. However, it is important to be aware of the potential dangers of maritime or sea travel—and what your legal options are in the event you are injured at sea. My personal injury law firm, which is based out of Norfolk, Virginia, specializes in maritime cases; I have a Master’s Degree in maritime law, and I know the rules and regulations of sea travel and sea injuries. If you’re injured while on the ocean and it’s not your fault, you should contact my office to discuss your legal rights.

A person at Lyons Shipyard in Norfolk was struck by a heavy piece of equipment on a dredge barge; sadly the victim was killed in the terrible incident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is currently investigating the accident.

This accident just happened recently and the investigation is still in its early stages, so we’ll know more as time goes on. However, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family members of the victim in this case. A shipyard can be very dangerous, and authorities and employees should take every precaution in ensuring that it is safe for any who may be there at the time.

We have seen many maritime and shipyard accidents, and understand tragedy and pain that they can bring. My Norfolk-based personal injury law firm specializes in maritime personal injury cases; my team of attorneys and I know the laws and the regulations, and we know how to fight for those who have been injured in maritime-based industries. It’s your employer’s responsibility to make sure the workplace is safe and free from danger.

Virginia Maritime Injury Attorney

If you’ve been injured in an accident while working on a barge, or have lost a loved one in a barge accident, due to the negligence of another you may need a maritime injury lawyer. Attorney Richard Serpe has a Masters Degree (LLM) in maritime law from Tulane University School of Law, and has obtained the highest ranking (Proctor) from the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He has successfully prosecuted cases under the Jones Act, bringing fair and just compensation to workers who were injured while performing their duties.

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