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Tour Boat Accident Lawyer

Tour Boat Accident Lawyer

California Tour Boat Injury Attorney Preston Easley Helps Victims of Tour Boat Accidents and Families Who Lost a Loved One in a Fatal Boating Accident in San Pedro, San Diego, and Throughout CA

Cruise ships and tour boats are two very different types of vessels but there are laws that protect workers, crew members, and passengers on both.   A cruise ship is a large vessel that may stay out on the open seas for days or weeks at a time whereas tour boats are much smaller, and generally designed for day (or night) excursions lasting only a few hours. However, even spending only a few hours on a tour boat can result in accidents.  Boats can collide, capsize, sink, or may be operated in an unsafe manner that can lead to accidents causing devastating injuries or even result in drowning or a fatal injury.

By law, a tour boat operator has to provide a reasonable margin of safety for his passengers and crew including:

  • The vessel must be seaworthy, with no obvious mechanical defects or flaws in its construction.
  • The captain must pilot the boat safely; reckless speeding and sudden, sharp turns can result in serious injuries.
  • The boat should be adequately staffed, but not overloaded with more passengers and crew than it can legally carry.
  • The boat should be equipped with an adequate amount of personal flotation devices; at least one for each passenger and crew member in the event of an emergency.

If you have been injured—or your loved one has been killed—in a tour boat accident, you need an experienced marine lawyer to help you establish if there are any parties that can be held accountable for the circumstances of the accident.  You should at least be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and inconvenience; more serious incidents can result in more serious punitive damages from the persons responsible.

Call Today for a Free Consultation With an Experienced California Tour Boat Maritime Accident Lawyer

Mr. Easley practices primarily in California and Hawaii and his clients include longshoremen, shipyard workers, tugboat crewmen, dredge crewmen, pile drivers, marine construction workers, merchant seaman and tour boat/recreational boat crews and passengers and he may be able to help you recover for your losses if you were injured on any waterway, port or harbor in California including:

  • Lake Tahoe, Shasta Lake
  • Port Hueneme
  • Port of Humbolt Bay
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Port of Los Angeles
  • Port of Oakland
  • Port of Redwood City
  • Port of Richmond
  • Port of San Diego
  • Port of San Francisco
  • Port of Stockton
  • Sacramento River
  • San Joaquin River
  • Salton Sea
  • The Pacific Coast
  • All Bays, including Alamitos, Bodega, Bolinas, Drake, Estero, Grizzly, Half Moon, Homboltd, Mission, Monterey, Morro, Pirates Cove, Richardson, San Diego, San Francisco, San Leandro, San Pablo, San Pedro, San Rafael, Santa Monica, Strawberry Lagoon, Suinson, Tennessee Cove, and Tomales Bay.

Attorney Preston Easley has personally handled numerous catastrophic maritime accidents involving many types of vessels, defective products and equipment. At the appellate level, he has been a pioneer in expanding the rights of injured workers, frequently reversing lower court decisions and making new law. [Published Decisions]

His background in the Navy, and hands-on experience working in the maritime industry gives him a unique perspective on maritime accidents. If you suffered a severe injury on a tour boat, while working on a vessel, or someone you loved was involved in a fatal tour boat accident you need an experienced maritime accident attorney to fight for you.

For a free initial consultation, email or call (310) 832-5315 to discuss your case.

San Pedro, CA 90731 (310) 832-5315
San Diego, CA (619) 699-4884
Honolulu, HI (808) 922-2383

Call Today for a Free Consultation With an Experienced Hawaiian Tour Boat Maritime Accident Lawyer

Mr. Easley practices primarily in California and Hawaii and his clients include longshoremen, shipyard workers, tugboat crewmen, dredge crewmen, pile drivers, marine construction workers, merchant seaman and tour boat/recreational boat crews and passengers and he may be able to help you recover for your losses if you were injured on any waterway, port or harbor in Hawaii, including:

  • Ala Wai Harbor
  • Hanalei River
  • Honolulu Harbor
  • Kaneohe Bay
  • Kawaihae
  • Kewalo Basin
  • Pearl Harbor
  • The Pacific Coast
  • Kahului
  • Lahaina
  • Barbers Point
  • Port Allen
  • Nawiliwili
  • Hilo
  • Kona

Attorney Preston Easley’s background in the Navy, and hands-on experience working in the maritime industry gives him a unique perspective on maritime accidents. If you suffered a severe injury on a tour boat in Hawaii, while working on a vessel, or someone you loved was involved in a fatal tour boat accident you need an experienced maritime accident attorney to fight for you.

For a free initial consultation, call or email our law firm today.

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Cases We Handle

  • maritime worker working on ship

    Longshoremen & Shipyard Workers

    Longshoring and shipyard work are very dangerous occupations. Workers in these fields, along with marine construction workers, are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, a very generous no-fault workers’ compensation system. It covers medical expenses, temporary disability, permanent disability and vocational rehabilitation.

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  • sea vessel docked at US shore

    Jones Act Seamen

    A seaman is a member of the crew of a vessel or group of vessels under common ownership or control. The vessel can be anything from a raft to a cargo ship. We represent seamen who work aboard recreational vessels, tugboats, dredges, barges, skiffs, workboats and cargo ships. We also represent seamen who are marine construction workers

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  • Diving

    We represent people who have been injured in SCUBA diving accidents and Commercial diving accidents. We also handle diving boat accidents. Diving can be very dangerous. We successfully represented a commercial diver who was seriously injured while cleaning the propeller of a U.S. Navy ship at Pearl Harbor

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  • accident at construction site and hard hat on floor

    Construction & Industrial Accidents

    Construction and industrial sites can be very dangerous. Although you generally cannot sue your own employer for a construction site or industrial accident (generally workers’ compensation is your exclusive remedy against your employer) there are many circumstances in which you can file a third party lawsuit against an entity other than your employer for an unsafe condition at a work site which causes you to be injured

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  • Forklift and Crane Injuries Lawyer

    Crane & Forklift Accidents

    The Easley firm has extensive experience with crane and forklift accidents and workplace accidents involving dangerous equipment and machinery. These accidents can be caused by operator error and they can be caused by the unsafe and defective condition of the equipment

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  • auto accident involving two cars on a city street

    Motor Vehicle & Truck Accidents

    Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injury and death. These kinds of accidents can involve automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and unsafe road design and unsafe road conditions

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  • Catamaran Injuries Attorney

    Passenger Vessel Accidents

    Passenger accidents are common on recreational vessels, catamarans, tour boats and cruise ships.  They are frequently caused by rough sea conditions and unsafe conditions aboard the vessels.  The Easley firm has extensive experience in the field of maritime law.  We have made new law in the field of maritime law with numerous precedent setting decisions in the State Appellate Courts, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court

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  • Attorney California & Hawaii

    Defense Base Act

    The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act which covers civilian employees of U.S. defense contractors injured overseas, including war zones. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensations Act as extended by the Defense Base Act is a very generous no fault workers’ compensation system

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Areas Where We Practice

Preston Easley is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He served five years of active duty as a Naval officer — three years as a deck officer on a fast frigate and two years as a patrol boat skipper. Mr. Easley also served aboard a tank landing ship in the reserves.

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Let Us Get You The Compensation You Deserve

Preston Easley is an experienced lawyer with considerable expertise in handling federal and state personal injury cases. He will aggressively seek the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. Attorney Easley represents victims of serious and fatal accidents involving cars, trucks, construction projects and maritime work.

Construction Workers We Help

  • Crane and Forklift Operators
  • Pile Drivers
  • Scaffold Workers
  • Iron Workers
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Operating Engineers
  • Electricians

Maritime Workers We Help

  • National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) Shipyard Workers
  • Manson Construction Company Workers
  • Manson Dredging Workers
  • Dutra Dredging Workers
  • Commercial Divers
  • Scuba Divers
  • Commercial Fisherman
  • Government Maritime Claims Against the Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, or the US Coast Guard, etc.
  • Marine Construction Workers
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Workers
  • Seamen
  • Shipyard Workers
  • YYK Enterprises, Inc.
  • Pacific Tugboat Service
  • Long Beach Container Terminal
  • Tugboat, Dredge, Longshoremen, and Ferry Workers
  • Barge Crews and Barge Workers
  • Marisco Limited
  • HL Welding
  • SSA Marine
  • Catalina Express
  • R.E. State Engineering
  • Shimmick Construction
  • Nova Group
  • American Scaffolding
  • Safway Scaffolding
  • Kirby Tugs
  • Crowley Tugboats
  • P&R Water Taxi
  • Continental Maritime
  • Pacific Ship Repair
  • Seaward Marine
  • Healy Tibbitts
  • General Construction
  • BAE Shipyards
  • South Coast Welding
  • Matson
  • Pasha
  • Hawaii Stevedores, Inc.
  • McCabe, Hamilton & Renny
  • Young Brothers
  • Sause Bros.
  • Foss Maritime
  • Fenix Marine Services
  • ITS
  • Total Terminals
  • TraPac
  • PCMC
  • Maersk
  • Yang Ming
  • China Overseas Shipping
  • Evergreen

Boating Accidents

  • Catamaran Accidents
  • Charter and Tour Boats
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Passenger Accidents
  • Jet Ski and Personal Watercraft
  • Motorboat Accidents
  • Recreational Accidents
  • Scuba Diving Accidents
  • Speed Boat Accidents
  • Yachts and Sail Boat Accidents
  • Repair Accidents
  • Crew Accidents
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