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San Diego Maritime Law Attorney

San Diego Maritime Law Attorney

Knowledgeable and Experienced San Diego Maritime Law Attorney Seeking Compensation on Behalf of Clients In San Diego County and Throughout California 

Working at the port or aboard a vessel puts you at great risk of being involved in an accident. Maritime work environments present workers with many hazardous conditions. Accidents can occur at any moment and result in injuries that range from mild to fatal. Suppose you have been injured in a workplace accident. In that case, you will need the assistance of an experienced San Diego maritime law attorney to help you navigate the complexities of maritime law and fight to recover the compensation that you are due. 

Attorney Preston Easley is vastly experienced at representing the injured and fighting to recover compensation on their behalf. His background in the Navy and over 30 years of experience working on a wide variety of maritime accident cases give him a unique perspective on maritime law and accidents. You can rely on our experience, resources, skills, and knowledge to fight for the best outcome in your case. 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and take the first and most important step to recover compensation for your injuries. 

Maritime Accident Lawyer Preston Easley is a Graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. You Can Rely on His Expertise in Maritime Law to Protect Your Rights. Contact Him Today For a Free Consultation About Your Case.

Types of San Diego Maritime Cases the Law Offices of Preston Easley Can Help With 

The Law Offices of Preston Easley is a top-rated law firm with a track record of success in representing longshoremen, seamen, shipyard workers, passengers, and other parties in San Diego maritime accident claims. We take cases in various areas of maritime law including those involving: 

We work with maritime workers to seek compensation on their behalf. We have successfully represented San Diego maritime workers in cases involving: 

Maritime Law can be quite complex. It helps to have an experienced San Diego maritime law attorney representing you. Attorney Preston Easley will guide you on maritime law and how it applied to your case. Our law firm will put our resources and skills to work to build a strong claim on your behalf. We will fight to recover the compensation you are due and protect your right to get back to work. 

About San Diego, California 

Although it is known as the birthplace of California, San Diego is the second-most populous city in the state after Los Angeles. The growth of the city is largely thanks to its port which has attracted the military, international trade, research, tourism, and manufacturing to the region. 

While the harbor has brought great economic growth and opportunities to San Diego, it is also a source of great sorrow. The harbor is a hazardous work environment and many maritime workers are injured or even killed as a result of the dangerous conditions they are exposed to. Accidents can occur on land as well as at sea. In fact, there were 4,168 boat accidents recorded off the coast of California in 2019. 37 percent of the boating accidents in 2016 occurred in San Diego county. 

If you have been injured in a maritime accident contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley and get started in seeking compensation for your injuries. 

Reach Out to the Law Offices of Preston Easley for Free Consultation with an Experienced San Diego Maritime Law Attorney 

Seeking compensation for injuries under maritime law can be a complex task. However, you don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. Lawyer Preston Easley is an experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable San Diego maritime law attorney. His clients range from shipyard workers and longshoremen to construction workers, boat crews, and cruise passengers. With his background in the Navy and hands-on experience defending the rights of those injured and seeking compensation under maritime law, you can trust our law firm to fight for the best outcome in your case. 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our attorney. We will review your case and provide you with insight into your rights and options. Get your questions answered and learn more about what we can do for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Maritime Law In San Diego

I was a passenger on a cruise ship and was injured while on board the cruise ship. Can I make a claim for compensation?

Yes. You can make a claim for personal injuries suffered while a passenger aboard a cruise ship. Personal injuries are covered by maritime law. However, there are some limitations that may have been included in the contract you signed when you agreed to the terms of the cruise. It is therefore important to seek the guidance and assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable San Diego maritime law attorney.

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley. We offer a free consultation for injured maritime workers and passengers. We’ll review your case for free and help you determine what type of compensation you are eligible for and how to pursue it.

Who can be held liable when a crew member is injured on board a vessel while working?

Crew members working on a vessel in navigation are categorized as seamen. Under the Jones Act, seamen are entitled to compensation for injuries suffered while working on a vessel in navigation. Employers are responsible for providing seamen with a safe working environment. Seamen can hold their employers liable for the injuries they have suffered while working on board a vessel. The vessel owner may also be held liable for a sea unworthy vessel. Seamen may also hold third parties responsible for their injuries e.g. manufacturers of defective products or clients transporting hazardous chemicals that have not been properly packaged.

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley for a free consultation. Lawyer Preston Easley is experienced and knowledgeable in maritime law. We will review your case and investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine the cause and who can be held liable for your injuries. We will ensure all the parties that are responsible can be held accountable for their actions.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.




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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