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Commercial Fishermen Wrongful Death and Survival Claims under the Jones Act

September 15, 2010 Commercial Fishermen Claims Maritime Wrongful Death

Shrimp Boat Wrongful Death.jpgCommercial fishing is the most dangerous occupation in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported during 1992-2008 an average of 58 deaths occurred annually. This equates to a staggering 128 deaths per 100,000 workers! Thankfully, maritime law protects the rights of the loved ones of fishermen who unfortunately lost their lives while working the sea.

Cruise Shore Excursion and Tour Injuries & Deaths vs. The Cruise Lines’ Ticket Disclaimers – A Maritime Lawyer’s Analysis

September 13, 2010 Cruise Ship Passenger Injury Law

Several people are injured and killed each year while participating in a cruise ship shore excursions and tours. Unfortunately, cruise lines painstakingly attempt to avoid responsibility by burying disclaimers on the back of excursion and cruise tickets. Despite these attempts, maritime law imposes certain responsibilities on cruise lines which they can’t disclaim.