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Hawaii Tour Boat Accident Lawyer

Hawaii Tour Boat Accident Lawyer

Hawaii 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 Honolulu and Throughout HI

Sunny beaches, breathtaking landscapes, and awe-inspiring volcanoes are just a few of the many things that draw thousands of tourists to the Hawaiian Islands every year. Hawaii offers visitors and residents many opportunities for fun and adventure that range from scuba diving, zip-lining, surging to boating tours, biking, and hiking. While a boat tour of the islands can be great fun, it can quickly turn into a disaster when an accident occurs. When this happens, you may need the services of a Hawaii tour boat accident lawyer. 

Accidents during boat tours can occur at any time and to anyone. In fact, there have been quite a number of tragic boat accidents in Hawaii in recent years. Some occur as a result of natural disasters such as this volcanic lava bomb that left 23 people on a boat tour injured. Others occur as a result of the negligence or reckless actions of another party. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a boat accident, you could be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. Attorney Preston Easley is an experienced personal injury attorney with extensive experience in representing victims of boat tour accidents in Hawaii. He has years of hands-on experience working in the maritime industry and was in the Navy. Whether you’ve been injured in a Hawaii volcano boat tour accident or in a slip and fall accident aboard a tour boat in Hawaii, you can trust Preston Easley to fight to recover maximum compensation for your injuries. 

Cases That a Hawaii Tour Boat Accident Lawyer From Our Firm Can Help You With 

Claims for tour boat accident injuries and damages can be complex. By law, a tour boat operator is required to provide a reasonable margin of safety for his passengers and crew. This includes: 

  • Ensuring their vessel is seaworthy. It should have no obvious mechanical defects or flaws in its construction and operation 
  • Providing a boat that is equipped with an adequate amount of personal flotation devices. At least one for each passenger and crew member in the event of an emergency. 
  • Staffing their vessel adequately. The boat should not be overloaded with passengers and crew. 
  • Hiring qualified staff to operate the vessel. The captain should be able to pilot the boat safely. Reckless speeding and sudden, sharp turns can result in injury. 

Boating accidents vary in their nature. Attorney Preston Easley is an experienced Hawaii tour boat accident lawyer that has represented victims of a wide variety of tour boat accidents including boat accidents resulting from: 

  • Non-human environmental factors such as volcanic eruptions 
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Improper loading or overloading of tour boats 
  • Equipment failure 
  • Distracted operation or inattention of the captain or operator error 
  • Improver lookout techniques 

Preston Easley Esq. also provides representation for families that have lost a loved one in a boating accident. He will assist you through this difficult time and fight to recover compensation for your loss through a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact the law offices of Preston Easley and book an appointment for a free consultation on your boating accident.

Call Today for Free Consultation with an Experienced Hawaii Tour Boat Accident Lawyer 

If you’ve been injured in a Hawaii boat tour accident, contact the law office of Preston Easley for a free consultation. Attorney Preston Easley practices primarily in California and Hawaii. His clients include longshoremen, shipyard workers, tugboat crewmen, dredge crewmen, pile drivers, marine construction workers, merchant seamen, and tour boat/recreational boat crews and passengers. Our law firm represents victims of boat accidents in 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
  • Nawiliwili
  • Port Allen
  • Barbers Point
  • 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 or someone you love has been injured in a maritime accident, Preston Easley Esq will fight for you. 

About Hawaii

Sun, sand, and fun, are the things that people coming to Hawaii expect. However, Hawaii is much more to its inhabitants. Hawaii consists of 137 islands, shoals, and islets. The main islands where most of the population is based are Oahu, Kauai, and Maui. These are the islands that most people think about when they think of Hawaii. Hawaii is a state of the US and is therefore subject to federal laws of the US. Hawaii offers residents varied geography depending on the island you are located in. However, many islands feature a tropical climate with warm temperatures and high humidity for most of the year.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hawaiian Tour Boat Accidents in Hawaii

Is it worth getting a tour boat accident lawyer?

Yes. While it is possible to seek compensation for injuries and damages suffered in a tour boat accident on your own, these cases often have complexities that are difficult to navigate if you are unfamiliar with the law. Insurance companies can take advantage of your lack of knowledge to intimidate you into taking less than your case is worth. An experienced boat tour accident attorney will fight on your behalf for maximum compensation. You can rely on their experience and knowledge to navigate the complexities of maritime personal injury law.

I was injured while on a tour boat. Can I file for compensation?

Yes. If you were injured while on a tour boat through no fault of your own, you can file for compensation for your injuries. Any person injured in a boat accident because of the negligence or reckless actions of another person can file for compensation. However, cruise ships and tour boats may have contracts that place strict limitations on how much compensation can be awarded to any injured party. It is therefore important to hire a knowledgeable attorney to recover compensation on your behalf. Preston Easley is an attorney with knowledge and experience in the maritime industry. You can trust him to protect your rights.

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Cases We Handle

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    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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    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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    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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    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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