Do we need a Massachusetts maritime attorney?

Shawn (Guest) on Wednesday, October 31 2012, 02:57 PM
I took my family on a whale watching tour out of Boston. My daughter slipped on the wet walkway connecting the dock and the ship and suffered a knee injury. She required surgery and continues physical therapy today. One of the boat’s employees was approaching with a “caution- slippery” sign just as our daughter slipped and fell. Do we have a personal injury case? Would we look for a maritime injury attorney even though we weren’t yet boarded?
1 response Add Yours
       
  •  
    Replied by Attorney Steven Boris on Wednesday, October 31 2012, 03:00 PM · Hide · #1
    Yes, you probably have a viable personal injury claim. And, yes, you should consult with an attorney who practices maritime law. Although your daughter slipped before she boarded the vessel, she was in the process of boarding and the dock appears to be under the control of the boat operator. Therefore, aspects of maritime law may apply. In addition, the dock owner might be a defendant as well for failure to maintain the dock. Either or both the vessel owner or the dock owner will be liable for your daughter’s injuries if we can show either was negligent. That is, if either failed to act reasonable, e.g. get those signs out faster, then she has a good case. Like land based law, maritime law provides for a range of damages including medical bills (even if you have health insurance), lost wages and pain and suffering.
Your Response

Top Massachusetts Attorneys Ready To Answer Your Questions

1
Attorney Tracy Fischer
Attorney Tracy Fischer
Divorce, Family Law, Mediation
2
Attorney Damian Riddle
Attorney Damian Riddle
Criminal Defense, Family Law, Drunk Driving
3
Attorney David Rubin
Attorney David Rubin
Divorce, Personal Injury
4
Attorney Bill Keller
Attorney Bill Keller
Real Estate, Personal Injury
5
Attorney Ann Trehub
Attorney Ann Trehub
Personal Injury
6
Attorney Howard Goldman
Attorney Howard Goldman
Business Law, Trial & Litigation, Real Estate
7
Attorney Amy Beth Baron
Attorney Amy Beth Baron
Divorce, Family Law, Mediation
8
Attorney Cameron Pease
Attorney Cameron Pease
Business Law, Trial & Litigation, Real Estate
9
Attorney Larry Krasnow
Attorney Larry Krasnow
Trial & Litigation, Personal Injury, Elder Law
10
Attorney Steven Houde
Attorney Steven Houde
Personal Injury
11
The Editor
The Editor
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Business Law, Trial & Litigation, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Tax Law
12
Attorney Jake Walters
Attorney Jake Walters
Business Law, Real Estate
13
Attorney Allan Baron
Attorney Allan Baron
Estate Planning, Real Estate, Elder Law
14
Attorney Marco Schiavo
Attorney Marco Schiavo
Bankruptcy, Business Law, Real Estate
15
Attorney Bill Mayer
Attorney Bill Mayer
Divorce, Trial & Litigation, Family Law
16
Attorney Peter Paulousky
Attorney Peter Paulousky
Trial & Litigation, Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving
17
Attorney David Beliveau
Attorney David Beliveau
Estate Planning, Business Law, Real Estate
18
Attorney Steven Boris
Attorney Steven Boris
Trial & Litigation, Personal Injury
19
Attorney Kevin Leeper
Attorney Kevin Leeper
Family Law, Immigration
20
Attorney Michael Doherty
Attorney Michael Doherty
Business Law, Trial & Litigation, Family Law