National Maritime Accident + Injury Attorneys
Our lead trial lawyer Brett Rivkind has an international reputation for dedication and excellence. His hard work and success have been recognized extensively through awards and special recognitions.
Our Maritime Injury Attorneys Will Help You Get The Compensation You Deserve After a Maritime Accident
Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind, P.A. is one of the preeminent maritime law firms in the country. Our experienced maritime accident and injury attorneys have represented clients with all types of maritime, admiralty, boating accident, and cruise ship injury claims. Our maritime attorneys also have testified before Congress on issues concerning maritime and admiralty law.
In order to practice admiralty and maritime law, many states require additional certification beyond passing the bar. Our maritime attorneys not only certified to represent these kinds of cases, but they also have decades of experience dealing with the intricacies of maritime law.
Legal Representation for Maritime Passenger Injuries
If you or a loved one were injured at sea, admiralty and maritime law may govern your claim. If you have suffered an accident or injury while traveling as one of the following, contact a maritime and admiralty attorney:
- Cruise ship passenger
- Yacht passenger
- Ferry passenger
- Boat passenger
- Jet ski passenger
- Tour boat or dinner cruise passenger
Legal Representation for Maritime Worker Accidents
The maritime accident attorneys at Rivkind Law are dedicated to protecting the rights of maritime workers, both in the water and onshore. The injured maritime workers we typically represent include:
- Harbor workers
- Cruise ship crew members
Jones Act Claims
If you are a seaman who was injured while living and working on a water vessel, The Jones Act may cover your maritime injury claim. Water vessels may include ships and oil rigs that are out at sea. An experienced maritime attorney can help you determine if you are considered a ‘seaman’ and afforded protection under the Jones Act.
Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Claims
Longshore and Harbor Worker’s claims cover those who work maritime occupations but are not considered seaman working on a water vessel at sea. These claims may cover workers on docks, repairing ships, or other onshore boating work.
Protect Your Rights: What To Do After a Maritime Accident
After suffering an injury during an admiralty or maritime accident, boating passengers and maritime workers may want to trust the guidance of their employees or their insurance companies. However, those entities are looking only to protect their bottom line, hoping to reduce or even deny your maritime accident claim.
What should you DO after a Maritime Accident or Injury:
- Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries.
- Write down everything you remember regarding the circumstances of your maritime accident and injuries.
- Call an experienced maritime attorney
What you should NOT DO after a Maritime Accident or Injury:
- Delay in seeing a doctor for your maritime injuries
- Sign papers without consulting a maritime injury attorney
- Give a recorded statement without consulting a maritime injury attorney
- Agree to a settlement without consulting an experienced maritime attorney
- Wait too long to file a maritime accident claim
Call Our Maritime Injury & Accident Attorney for a Free Legal Consultation
If you or someone in your family was injured on a ship or boat, contact our lawyers today. We can handle cases dealing with cruise ship injuries and injuries to seamen and offshore workers as well as other injuries involving seaplanes, snorkeling, diving, and other injuries at sea. For a free legal consultation on your injury case, call Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind today at (305) 374-0565.