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Geller Tamayo, LLC – Here To Make You Whole After A Maritime Accident In Brevard County, FL
The ocean can be a dangerous place, whether you’re swimming in the water, working on an oil rig, or cruising on a ship as long as a football field. If you’ve been injured in a maritime accident, you need an experienced and knowledgeable maritime accident and admiralty lawyer to help you navigate the complex waters of personal injury law and maritime law. You may be eligible for substantial compensation.
At Geller Tamayo, LLC, we have extensive experience handling personal injury cases that involve maritime accidents, Jones Act injuries, cruise ship injuries, and jet ski and boat injuries. The path to financial, emotional, and physical recovery is no less challenging after a boating accident than after any other type of personal injury; that’s why we’re here for you and your family if you’ve been injured or have suffered the loss of a loved one due to negligence on the ocean or in a waterway.
The maritime injury attorneys at Geller Tamayo have the experience and knowledge needed to build strong and successful cases against those who have caused injury and harm. With decades of combined skills, proficiency, and in-depth insight, our professional legal team at Geller Tamayo, LLC, will work to secure just and fair compensation for you if you’ve been injured on any type of water vessel.
The Jones Act
Also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the Jones Act is a federal statute that gives anyone working on a cruise ship, charter boat, cargo ship, tug boat, water taxi, ferry, trawler, barge, offshore oil or gas rig, commercial fishing or shrimp boat, riverboat, tanker, drill ship, or any other number of vessels the right to sue their employer for personal injury damages following an accident that causes injury. Since people working at sea, in a shipyard, or offshore cannot necessarily apply for workers’ compensation benefits, the Jones Act fills a void by allowing maritime victims to seek compensation for their injuries through a claim. Even if the vessel is docked at the time of the accident, workers on board can file Jones Act claims to seek damages.
Filing a claim under maritime law (or admiralty law) and the Jones Act can be extremely complicated. If you’re an injured mariner, seaman, or sailor, then consulting with an experienced maritime lawyer is an important step in seeking damages for your Jones Act claim.
Our shipping and boating accident lawyers at Geller Tamayo, LLC, are committed to helping those working at sea and their families collect the compensation they deserve in their time of need.
It’s not uncommon for someone to have an accident on the sea and be unaware that maritime laws govern their eligibility to pursue damages. Maritime laws are based on a whole host of federal statutes, international treaties, contract laws, and even foreign laws, and as such, they differ from your typical personal injury laws, requiring highly specialized and skilled lawyers to help guide victims of injury. Maritime laws will govern the statute of limitations on your claim, the legal liability for your injury, and the amount of compensation you could be entitled to.
For that reason, if you’ve been injured in a maritime accident, you should consult with a knowledgeable Florida maritime law attorney as soon as possible.
Legal Guidance For Securing Fair Compensation After A Maritime Accident
Geller Tamayo, LLC, is a results-driven boutique law firm that provides the insight and trial experience of top personal injury lawyers with extensive experience handling maritime and admiralty law cases. Our best maritime law attorney will be by your side to answer all of your questions, explain your rights to you, and provide you with the information you need to make informed, confident decisions moving forward.
We have brought a wide range of serious personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of clients across the nation, including seriously injured cruise ship passengers and crew members, and our lawyers possess vast trial experience at both the state and federal level.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident while working aboard a seagoing vessel, or while in any inland, coastal, or navigable waterway, Geller Tamayo is ready to work on your case. We strive to obtain the best possible outcome for each and every injured client who trusts us with their recovery. We’re committed to making you whole after tragedy strikes at sea or in a waterway. If you’ve been involved in a shipwreck or crash, our boat crash lawyer will be your seasoned advocate in and out of the courtroom.
We are proud to serve Brevard County, as well as all of South Florida. Schedule your personalized case evaluation now.
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