Any time an accident occurs on a water vessel, there is the likelihood that it falls under maritime law, which includes a large set of regulations and other laws. Our experienced attorneys at The Hickey Law Firm have the knowledge necessary to help you determine under which law your injury falls. At The Hickey Law Firm, we specialize in cruise ship law and maritime law and can help you seek compensation for your injury or accident.
For help with your maritime law case, please contact us today by calling (855) 757-4200.
Important Questions About Your Maritime Law Case
In order to know if your injury or accident falls under maritime law, our attorneys will need to glean a lot of information from you, including the following:
- Where did the injury occur -- on the ship and which waterway?
- When you were injured, were you a passenger or working aboard the vessel?
- Who owns the ship?
- Is the ship a government ship?
- What type of vessel is your ship?
- What were you doing aboard the vessel -- enjoying recreation time, working in a specific capacity, performing an inspection, etc.?
- Can you explain your accident and tell us who else was involved?
Once all of this imperative information is discovered, this can help our attorneys to determine how to try your case.
Types of Maritime Law
Maritime accidents, even when you were working aboard the vessel do not fall under workmen's compensation, but under several different types of laws. Accidents can occur on all different types of vessels, which may have their own regulating laws, but here are some of the commercial laws that may impact your case:
- Jones act
- Maintenance and cure
- Blue water seamen
- Limitation of liability act
Protecting The Rights of Those Injured at Sea
At The Hickey Law Firm, we've been protecting the rights of those injured at sea for decades. John H. (Jack) Hickey, our principal attorney, began his career defending cruise ships and their insurance companies and now puts that knowledge to use for you on the opposite side of the courtroom. He has won multiple significant settlements and cash awards and has the experience you need to get you the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Contact us today by filling out the form on this page or calling us (855) 757-4200.