Maritime Injury Articles


Statutes of Limitations

A statute of limitations is the period of time prescribed in which an injured person must file a claim or settle his or her case or the claim will be forever barred. The various statutes of limitations run from the date of injury or death of the seaman in most cases. This article lists the…

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About Contingency Fees

All personal injury lawyers accept serious injury and death cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that if the lawyer does not make a recovery for you, there is no fee charged. All of our lawyers participate on the basis that if there is no recovery, there are no fees or costs owed. A…

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Avoiding Malpractice in Maritime Cases

Several times a year I have the unpleasant task of telling an attorney or potential client that he or she has missed the statute of limitations date in a maritime claim. The most frequent type of case involves either cruise line passengers or workers on fixed oil and gas production platforms in the Gulf of…

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Selecting A Lawyer Specializing in Admiralty and Maritime Law

The following is taken verbatim from a pamphlet written by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education: “Maybe you have never needed the services of an attorney before; but now you do. Obviously, you want an attorney who can handle your particular legal situation, and who has experience and expertise in the area…

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