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Our Maritime Injury Attorneys Will Help You Get The Compensation You Deserve After a Maritime Accident

Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind, P.A. is one of the preeminent maritime law firms in the country. Our experienced maritime accident and injury attorneys have represented clients with all types of maritime, admiralty, boating accident, and cruise ship injury claims. Our maritime attorneys also have testified before Congress on issues concerning maritime and admiralty law.

In order to practice admiralty and maritime law, many states require additional certification beyond passing the bar. Our maritime attorneys not only certified to represent these kinds of cases, but they also have decades of experience dealing with the intricacies of maritime law.

Legal Representation for Maritime Passenger Injuries

If you or a loved one were injured at sea, admiralty and maritime law may govern your claim. If you have suffered an accident or injury while traveling as one of the following, contact a maritime and admiralty attorney:

  • Cruise ship passenger
  • Yacht passenger
  • Ferry passenger
  • Boat passenger
  • Jet ski passenger
  • Tour boat or dinner cruise passenger

Legal Representation for Maritime Worker Accidents

The maritime accident attorneys at Rivkind Law are dedicated to protecting the rights of maritime workers, both in the water and onshore. The injured maritime workers we typically represent include:

  • Seamen
  • Dockworkers
  • Harbor workers
  • Shipbuilders
  • Longshoremen
  • Cruise ship crew members

Jones Act Claims

If you are a seaman who was injured while living and working on a water vessel, The Jones Act may cover your maritime injury claim. Water vessels may include ships and oil rigs that are out at sea. An experienced maritime attorney can help you determine if you are considered a ‘seaman’ and afforded protection under the Jones Act.

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Claims

Longshore and Harbor Worker’s claims cover those who work maritime occupations but are not considered seaman working on a water vessel at sea. These claims may cover workers on docks, repairing ships, or other onshore boating work.

Protect Your Rights: What To Do After a Maritime Accident

After suffering an injury during an admiralty or maritime accident, boating passengers and maritime workers may want to trust the guidance of their employees or their insurance companies. However, those entities are looking only to protect their bottom line, hoping to reduce or even deny your maritime accident claim.

What should you DO after a Maritime Accident or Injury:

  • Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries.
  • Write down everything you remember regarding the circumstances of your maritime accident and injuries.
  • Call an experienced maritime attorney

What you should NOT DO after a Maritime Accident or Injury:

  • Delay in seeing a doctor for your maritime injuries
  • Sign papers without consulting a maritime injury attorney
  • Give a recorded statement without consulting a maritime injury attorney
  • Agree to a settlement without consulting an experienced maritime attorney
  • Wait too long to file a maritime accident claim

Call Our Maritime Injury & Accident Attorney for a Free Legal Consultation

If you or someone in your family was injured on a ship or boat, contact our lawyers today. We can handle cases dealing with cruise ship injuries and injuries to seamen and offshore workers as well as other injuries involving seaplanes, snorkeling, diving, and other injuries at sea. For a free legal consultation on your injury case, call Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind today at (866) 627-3676.

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“They all went above and beyond, going the extra mile and making sure that I was well taken care of, not just as a client, but also as a member of their own family.”

Tourism is up in Florida.

The increase in tourists here also leads to increase the use of rentals, including personal watercraft such as jet skis. Personal injury and wrongful death claims will be governed by maritime laws. Our firm handles cruise ship and boating accidents and provides free consultations. Brett Rivkind has been helping victims of incidents at sea since 1983, and has been an invited speaker before congress addressing cruise ship safety. He is a safety advocate for those harmed at sea.

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