Maritime Accident Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale
Representing Individuals in Admiralty Collisions
It is known that when it comes to boating in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida, spending time out on the water is a way of life. But boating accidents occur all too often. In 1920, the U.S. Congress enacted the Jones Act, a comprehensive statute that permits seamen of inland and offshore vessels injured during employment by the negligence of a ship owner, master, or fellow crew member to recover damages for personal injuries. It is like workers’ compensation but includes many more nuances and complexities and for that reason, is not well understood by vessel owners, insurance companies and attorneys alike. That is why it is key to have an admiralty lawyer on your side that is familiar with the Jones Act.
The Jones Act is very specific in terms of time limitations but is vague about who is entitled to protection under the Act and what constitutes a vessel. That is why it is crucial to have a Fort Lauderdale maritime injury lawyer who has experience in handling Jones Act cases and the knowledge necessary to fairly evaluate your case and give you sound and accurate advice. You need someone who knows how to prove you fall under Jones Act protection to qualify for compensation.
When you call Ginnis & Krathen,P.A., you will speak to an experienced maritime accident attorney who will guide you through the complexity of the Jones Act. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our clients with quality, personal attention and for successfully aiding our clients in getting the reimbursement they deserve.
Call our Fort Lauderdale office at (954) 833-7044 or fill out our online form.
How Can a Maritime & Admiralty Law Attorney Help?
Maritime law, otherwise known as Admiralty law, is the law of the water. It is a complex area of law encompassing cruise ship passenger injuries, recreational boating accidents, seaman injuries under the Jones Act, ship fires and much more. Unfortunately, the Jones Act and other maritime law statutes are vague and there are many complications that can arise in cases brought under these laws. It is also troubling to find a qualified and knowledgeable admiralty and maritime attorney.
If you or someone you love was injured while on a cruise, in a boating accident or while employed on a vessel, you need a maritime injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale who can assist you in getting the reimbursement you deserve.
Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. has years of experience representing victims of maritime injuries. When you call our office, you will speak with an experienced maritime accident attorney. You will receive personal care; you will be treated with respect and you will receive top-quality representation to get you the reimbursement you deserve.
Fatal Truck Accident $3,000,000
We recovered $3 million for the family of a pedestrian who was fatally struck in a truck accident.
Slip & Fall $2,950,000
Our client slipped and fell on commercial private property due to a leaking roof. As a result, Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. was able to secure $2.95 million for our client.
Rear-End Car Accident $2,000,000
Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a rear-end motor vehicle crash on behalf of their clients in the amount of $2,000,000.00. Our clients were driving south on I-95 when they were rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The force of the crash was so significant that it sent our clients’ vehicle into a wooded area on the side of the road.
Motorcycle Accident $1,520,000
Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a motorcycle crash involving a fatality in the amount of $1,520,000.00. The decedent was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a commercial vehicle.
Sidewalk Fall $1,400,000
Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a Slip and Fall case on behalf of their client in the amount of $1,400,000. Due to the negligence of Defendant, our client fell in the common area of a 55+ condominium community and sustained significant injuries.
Rear-End Car Accident $1,350,000
A drunk, uninsured driver going 60-70 mph crashed into the rear of a vehicle with a man and woman in their 70s and a 99-year-old passenger. Attorneys Eric Ginnis and H. Ross Zelnick successfully negotiated to obtain a $1.35 million settlement for the two seniors and the estate of the 99-year-old decedent.
Slip and Fall – Slippery Floor $950,000
Our client slipped and fell on a very slippery polished marble floor. The carrier denied liability prior to a lawsuit being initiated. The attorneys at Ginnis & Krathen, P.A., after contested litigation, we were able to reach a settlement for our client in the amount of $950,000.
Side-Swipe Auto Accident $900,000
Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a side-swipe motor vehicle crash on behalf of their client in the amount of $900,000.00. Our client was operating his motor vehicle when he was sideswiped by another motor vehicle.
Automobile T-Bone Accident $750,000
While traveling in their vehicle, our clients were struck on the side by a large pickup truck. Through aggressive presuit negotiations, with the Defendant’s insurance company, our attorneys were able to settle the case in an amount of $750,000.
Auto Sideswipe $650,000
Our client was sideswiped by another vehicle and sustained injuries due to the crash. Our attorneys were able to settle the case in the amount of $650,000 for our client.
They remain on top of everything !- Stacia D.
I had a lot of peace of mind being their client as I knew I had nothing to worry about.- Carlos G.
I am very grateful.- Leland L.
They will fight hard for you and go above and beyond for you.- Ericka R.
Miguel Amador is an amazing attorney and takes client care to the next level.- James J.