To Know the Ropes is an expression with deep origins in nautical history that was used to describe an experienced seaman of excellence. The rigging of a square rigged ship contained miles of ropes, and the only way of keeping track of the function of each line was to memorize where they were located. Only a skilled and experienced seaman “knew the ropes.”
We know the ropes.
Unlike other law firms who may also practice criminal defense law or or even family law, we only takes cases involving personal injury claims and maritime and admiralty law. When it comes to maritime and admiralty law, we don’t dabble in the law, we know the ropes.
About Maritime and Admiralty Law
Maritime injury law is complicated — whether you are a passenger or crew member that was injured in an accident involving a boat or ship, or a stevedore worker seeking compensation, you need the skill and knowledge of a dedicated and experienced maritime and admiralty law attorney to understand and protect your rights.
Unlike federal and state tort laws which more clearly govern personal injury cases, there are different laws that apply to cruise ship accidents based on whether an accident occurred in coastal (territorial) waters, international waters, or if the injured person was an employee of a contractor or the ship’s owner ship, or if a crew member falls under the important legal definition of “seaman.” Lawsuits involving the Navy also require special knowledge of maritime and civil tort laws.
Maritime law governs accidents and offenses that occur on any body of navigable water or waterway including rivers, streams, lakes, seas, bays, and oceans. Maritime law also covers workers involved in maintaining ships in dry docks, and workers loading or unloading ships even when these activities take place on dry land. And, it imparts and protects the rights of marine construction workers on land and off shore.
Due to the complexities involved in handling maritime cases, it is important to retain a qualified maritime lawyer who has a solid track record of success, hands-on experience, and who understands and can protect your rights. Preston Easley is a seasoned trial lawyer for plaintiffs who has the qualifications, experience, and resources to take your cases to court if a fair settlement cannot be obtained for you.
Let Us Get You the Compensation You Deserve
Preston Easley is an experienced maritime lawyer with considerable expertise in handling federal and state cases in the field of maritime and admiralty law. He will aggressively seek the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. Attorney Easley represents victims of serious and fatal accidents involving all maritime workers including longshoreman, seamen, crew members, as well as passengers in maritime cases, including, but not limited to:
Maritime Workers We Help
- Commercial Divers
- Commercial Fisherman
- Construction Accidents
- Crane and Forklift Operators
- Cruise Ship Crew
- Dock Workers
- Government Maritime Claims Against the Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, or the US Coast Guard, etc.
- Marine Construction Workers, Bridge, Tunnel, Bulkhead Construction Workers
- National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) Maritime Workers
- Offshore Oil and Gas Workers
- Longshore Workers
- Pile Driver Workers
- Scaffold Accidents
- Shipyard Workers
- Trucking Accidents
- Tugboat, Dredge, Ferry Workers, and Barge Crew and Workers
- Other Union and Non-Union Maritime Workers
Cruise Ship and Commercial Recreational Boating Accidents and Wrongful Death Claims
- Catamaran Accidents
- Charter and Tour Boats
- Cruise Ship Accidents and Wrongful Death Claims
- Ferry Boats
- Jet Ski and Personal Watercrafts
- Motorboat Accidents (California)
- Motorboat Accidents (Hawaii)
- Recreational Accidents
- Scuba Diving Accidents
- Speed Boats
- Yachts and Sail Boats
- Other Small Recreational Boats and Watercrafts
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Contact our maritime accident law firm today to arrange for your free initial consultation. There is no obligation and if we do not recover for you there is no fee.
The statute of limitations on filing claims covered by maritime law are relatively short so it is important that you contact The Law Offices of Preston Easley as soon as possible to learn about your rights and get sound legal advice about pursuing compensation you may be entitled to receive.