Offshore injuries fall under different laws than injuries sustained on land and require lawyers with extensive experience in maritime and admiralty law. Quite simply, no other law firm in the United States can match the reputation and experience of Miami, Florida-based Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt, P.A. in maritime law. Contact us for a consultation.
Along with our work in maritime corporate law, we help people suffering serious offshore injuries. From law offices in Miami, our maritime personal injury lawyers meet with all potential clients free of charge and do all later work on contingency, charging nothing until our clients win compensation.
Concentrating on Serious Injuries
Our attorneys have tremendous experience in hard-fought, challenging cases, winning many multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Because of our reputation and abilities, we must concentrate our time and effort on cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths. We believe we can do the most good by lending our strength to families needing the most help.
Jones Act Claims
The Jones Act sets out federal laws that cover all maritime workers and tourists injured offshore. Unlike in claims of workers' compensation, which governs employment-related injuries on land, the injured person must prove that the employer or other ship owner was somehow negligent in causing the injury. For example, if offshore workers are hurt because of defective equipment on an oil rig or vessel, they can file a Jones Act claims against their employers.
Our Miami maritime personal injury lawyers also help tourists who have been injured on a vessel. In one case, we represented a man who boarded a cruise and was injured. The cruise company insisted that, according to the terms printed on the ticket, they were not liable. However, the man was blind and our lawyers argued that because the ticket was not printed in Braille, he could not have possibly agreed to its terms. We won the case.
Contact us if you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury offshore. Our attorneys will give the close, attentive treatment you deserve.