Marine Insurance Claims
Maritime injury lawyer James Beard has been helping clients settle maritime insurance claims for over 30 years. He represents maritime workers, commercial fishermen, passengers and guests who have been injured aboard vessels operating in navigable waters. He has successfully recovered millions of dollars in maritime insurance claims for his clients located throughout the country. Beard is always on the side of the injury victim and never represents the insurance company. Beard works with maritime injury victims to get fair compensation from the responsible party and their insurance company.
Whether you are injured on a commercial fishing vessel, tug or barge, tour boat, yacht or recreational watercraft, you deserve fair compensation for your injuries. When a serious injury occurs aboard any vessel, it is important to begin an early investigation of the claim, obtain statements, and preserve relevant evidence. While you are recovering from your injuries, the responsible party’s insurance company is working against you, gathering evidence to defend against your claim. Don’t trust the responsible party’s insurance company to treat you fairly.
If you have questions about whether or not the responsible party’s insurance company is treating you fairly, contact an experienced maritime lawyer for advice. It is highly recommended that you never sign a release of your injury claims without first consulting with an experienced maritime injury lawyer.
From crab boats working in the Bering Sea to jet skis on Lake Washington, Beard understands how injury accidents happen aboard boats, and he knows how those injuries could have been prevented. The fact is that a moment’s negligence by the operator of any vessel can lead to a death or lifelong injury for a crewman or passenger.
Most injuries occurring aboard vessels at sea are covered by a complex system of Federal maritime laws. The legal requirements for crew and passenger safety are different for accidents that occur on water than those that occur on land. Contributory negligence and preexisting medical conditions do not bar maritime injury claims.
Special laws apply to crewmen who work at sea. Beard has handled hundreds of injury claims under the Jones Act for injured crewmen.
Beard has handled all types of maritime personal injuries, including wrongful death claims, drownings, brain injuries, amputation injuries, back and neck injuries, and arm and leg injuries. His experience includes handling vessel accidents involving sinking and capsizing, fire and explosions, man overboard, diving, ladder and stair accidents, negligent navigation and operation of the vessel, inadequate crew, failure to follow navigation rules, and lack of safety equipment.
If you have been injured in a maritime accident, shouldn’t you have a lawyer familiar with maritime laws representing you? Beard is available to represent maritime injury victims on a contingency fee basis. Under a contingency fee agreement, accident victims can afford to hire an experienced maritime lawyer; there are no attorney fees in the case unless the attorney recovers compensation. If there is no recovery in the case, there is no fee.
Beard is available to discuss your case; call 1-800-621-1091.