Tugboat Accidents | Viriginia Maritime Lawyer – Richard Serpe

Virginia Tugboat Accident Lawyer - Richard SerpeA tugboat is a powerful boat that is used to help larger vessels go in and out of ports by pushing or towing them, help boats that have lost power, or help move construction equipment.

Anyone who has spent time earning a living offshore can tell you that it’s a dangerous industry. The unpredictability of the ocean can put even the most experienced of workers, or the strongest of ships, at risk. The deck, which presents slippery conditions and the risk of falling overboard, is the most dangerous area on a tugboat. In addition to the inherently dangerous nature of working over open seas, seaman and other workers are also at risk of being injured while working with dangerous equipment such as large winches and drums, and towing lines.

These conditions demand competence and professionalism from all of the crew members of any seagoing vessel. Anything less places lives at risk. While it is true that working out at sea 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.

Get Help From An Experienced 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,  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.

If you’d like to setup a free consultation with Virginia Maritime Injury Lawyer Richard Serpe,
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