Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Maritime Injury Victims
Experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers Protecting Cruise Ship Passengers
The Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers at Morgenstern & Herd, P.A., focus on boating accidents, particularly personal watercraft injury and litigation on behalf of injured cruise line passengers. Maritime and Admiralty law in Florida applies law to events that occur on navigable waters that include oceans, large lakes, or rivers used for commercial shipping.
There are special maritime laws that apply to cruise ships. The statute of limitations of when you must file a lawsuit against a cruise line is usually one year, as opposed to three years for other maritime matters. The Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers at Morgenstern & Herd, PA have the experience and knowledge of the law to build a solid case on your behalf and will seek full compensation for your injuries.
Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers Help Crew Members with Jones Act Negligence Claims
According to a section of federal law known as the Jones Act, a seaman injured during employment may be entitled to file suit against his or her employer. The Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers of Morgenstern & Herd, P.A. can represent you on your Jones Act claim to determine if there was employer negligence, co-worker negligence, products liability, or if your ship was unseaworthy due to defects or conditions.
Our experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers understand the complications of the Jones Act. They will fight to recover compensation for:
Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers protecting Longshore Workers with Section 905(b) Claims Against Vessel Owners
The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) protects longshoremen and maritime workers who are not considered “seamen.” Oftentimes longshoremen and non-seamen are injured while working on vessels with dangerous conditions: ladders, hatches, decks, etc. The Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers at Morgenstern & Herd, P.A. represent you on your claim for damages from injuries arising from these various conditions.
Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Passengers and Crew Members Injured on Boats
If you or a loved one has been injured on a cruise ship or out on a boat in Florida, contact the experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers at Morgenstern & Herd, P.A. today to set up a free consultation.