These are the general types of maritime personal injury cases that the Los Angeles attorneys at the Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor manage. For more information about each practice area, please select any of the links below, or contact us directly at 888-440-5829.
Maritime Personal Injury
The Admiralty and Maritime law of the U.S. governs most injuries that occur on the high seas, navigable waters of the United States. Federal maritime law supersedes state law and is often different from state personal injury and workers comp laws.
Jones Act and Injured Seamen
The Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, gives injured seamen the right to sue their employer for compensation, if employer negligence is the cause.
Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries
Passengers on cruise lines are particularly vulnerable to serious injury and even wrongful death.
Commercial Fishing Accidents
Whether you are working on a crab boat, tuna fleet or in a local fishery, commercial fishing provides high paying job opportunities; however, commercial fishing is still one of the most dangerous occupations in this country.
Recreational Boating Accidents
Recreational boating accidents cause thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths every year, including jet skies, water skiing, boating, yachting, sailing and tubing.
Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
A federal law which provides a federal workers’ compensation remedy for longshore workers, shipyard workers and other covered workers.
Defense Base Act
The Defense Base Act (DBA) applies to civilian employees under contract to the United States to perform “public works” outside the continental United States.
Shipyard workers are employed at harbors and major river waterways doing ship building, ship maintenance and ship repairs.
Maritime Trucking Accidents
A driver may be responsible for any damage he or she causes on the road. Trucking companies can also be held responsible for dangers of trucks on the road.
Death On The High Seas Act
The remedies that are available for death at sea depend in part, on whether the person killed was a seaman. Know your rights and contact a maritime lawyer.
Some injuries considered catastrophic: Serious Head Trauma, Eye Injury, Shoulder Injury, Foot Injury, Neurological Disorders, Brain Injury, Burns, Fractures.
Maritime Wrongful Death
A wrongful death action allows surviving family members to bring a lawsuit for wrongful actions which result in the death of another person.