September 22, 2017

Liability Legislation

The energy industry is huge. In particular, the oil sector is one of the largest in the world, with an estimated 82 million barrels of oil […]
May 12, 2017

Oil Spills

The United States has seen its share of oil spills over the years. Those spills have caused much environmental damage and cost the oil companies billions […]
September 30, 2016

Limitation of Liability

Accidents happen. When it happens on the high seas, the law limits the liability of the shipowner to the post-casualty value of the vessel plus pending […]
April 22, 2016

Insurance Indemnification: When Your Injury Does Not Qualify

Insurance is a part of everyday life. We need insurance to protect our homes and even our lives. In some instances, it is even against the […]
November 6, 2015

Causes and Types of Maritime Accidents

Working on a maritime vessel can be an extremely dangerous job. To help reduce the risk of injuries, ships are required to be “seaworthy,” which essentially […]
September 11, 2015

Types of Injuries Covered Under the Jones Act

The Jones Act is an extension of the Federal Employer’s Liability Act. As such, the act allows those workers who have sustained certain injuries while at […]
September 4, 2015

Liability in a Cruise Ship Accident

While recovering compensation for injuries that happen on land is a relatively straightforward process, determining liability for a cruise ship accident and filing a claim is […]
June 27, 2015

Suing Owners of Vessels and Limited Liability

Under the Jones Act, an individual who suffers injuries while working at sea is entitled to sue the employer and owner of the vessel for injuries […]