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Don't Miss the Boat: Basics of Maritime Personal Injury Law - Blog Series - The Jones Act (Generally)

Recently, attorney Lee J. Bloomfield, presented a seminar entitled: "Don't Miss the Boat: Basics of Maritime Personal Injury Law in 45 Minutes"

Don't Miss the Boat: Basics of Maritime Personal Injury Law - Introduction

Recently, attorney Lee J. Bloomfield, presented a seminar entitled:  "Don't Miss the Boat:  Basics of Maritime Personal Injury Law in 45 Minutes

What does Tennessee law say about reporting boating accidents?

Those who have been injured in a boating accident in Tennessee should know what the law says about reporting those accidents. It is important to follow all of the proper legal steps to get a positive outcome in this difficult situation. Understanding the maritime law can help make this possible.

Commercial boating accidents and the Jones Act

Watching your loved one get on a barge or other commercial vessel can be devastating. The thoughts about the dangers are usually at the front of your mind while they are at work. While most people will return home to their family members without an incident after working on the waterways, there are some instances in which people might not return or when they come home injured. For these families, knowing about the Jones Act might help them to decide what steps to take from there.

Barge sinks near Shelby County, two contractors missing

Taking work on the Mississippi River can be a dangerous endeavor, but it is one that some people in the Shelby County area enjoy doing. For two Kinder Morgan contractors, working on the swift-moving river has ended in tragedy.

Recent hit movie inspires maritime questions among the public

Though the holiday season wasn't short of its own blockbuster movies in the theaters, a movie was released in theaters earlier this year that has kept viewers talking. "Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks in the title role, depicted the dramatic, true hijacking of a commercial vessel by Somali pirates.

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