Maritime Tort Claims: Helping Our Clients Pursue Compensation For Boat Accident Injuries

Many boating accidents occur on the Mississippi, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. Whether you live in Memphis or one of the surrounding communities, or were visiting the area when your boating accident occurred, we can help get you the money you need to recover from your injuries.

A Reputable, Respected And Experienced Team Of Injury Lawyers

At Godwin, Morris, Laurenzi & Bloomfield, P.C., the AV-rated* attorneys at our firm are recognized by our peers through Martindale-Hubbell. Our partner lawyers have unmatched experience (well over 100 years combined) and a reputation for success in maritime tort claims. All of our partner attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the list of Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America, or are certified as civil trial specialists.

But what does all this mean to you? Sure, we can talk about our credentials, but what really matters is that we have helped countless people like you get the money needed to get back on their feet after a maritime injury.

Many Types Of Maritime Injury Claims

There are many different types and causes of boating injuries that could result in a maritime tort claim, and these claims often cross over into other legal practice areas, including:

  • Boating accidents: This is the basic maritime tort claim, which may look like a standard personal injury claim, but involves numerous factors that are best addressed by attorneys with experience handling boating and other maritime claims. There are many waterways in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri, and if you've been in a boating accident while on one of these waterways, our team of lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.
  • Products liability: This is when the injury was caused by the defect or failure of the boat or equipment, due to faulty design, production or performance. We know how to investigate these types of incidents and can help you get the compensation you deserve.
  • Drowning accidents: When a loved one has drowned, you might have a maritime tort and wrongful death claim.
  • Riverboat worker injured by a third party: This is when a riverboat crew member is injured by a third party, perhaps when transferring onto a third party's boat or using a third party's equipment. This kind of case can often result in a tort claim against the third party as well as a Jones Act claim against the riverboat company.

After An Accident, It's Time To Call An Attorney

You can bring a maritime tort claim anytime within three years after the injury. However, as soon as you get hurt, the other insurance companies will be making their case against you to deny your claim. This is why it is essential to reach out and obtain representation from a lawyer as soon as possible.

It's Time To Talk With A Lawyer About Your Accident And Injuries

When it comes to injury claims, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay any attorneys' fees unless we win your case. Call us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your case: 901-236-0578 or toll free at 888-508-7939. You can also reach our office in Shelby County, overlooking the Mississippi, by completing our online contact form.

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