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Injured Crew Member was Medevacked Off the Coast of Florida

Florida Maritime Injury An injured crew member was medevacked from a tanker, Eagle Texas, 90-miles east of Jacksonville Florida. A Coast Guard Air Station helicopter crew transported the injured man on Wednesday just before 7 p.m. The man was reported to have sustained a head injury after he fell into a cargo hold. The Eagle


What Happens when Injured in a Taxi/Uber Car Accident?

Injured While in a Taxi or Ridesharing Vehicle Being in a car accident while driving your own car can be pretty stressful but you know you have insurance that should cover most of the costs, including medical bills, property damage and more. However, what happens if you are injured while in someone else’s vehicle, such


Sources of Compensation for Injured Seamen

All maritime workers are at high risk of on the job injury especially because they can be far away from medical attention after an emergency occurs. Seamen are protected by The Jones Act, which allows them to seek compensation for their injuries caused by their employers or coworkers on a vessel. A victim must be


El Faro Deadline Extended

A U.S. District Court extended the deadline to file all claims related to the sinking of S.S. El Faro by 90 days.  This extension gives the family members of the victims until February 16, 2016 to evaluate and file their claims. All 33 crewmembers onboard El Faro died when the 40-year-old cargo ship sank east


SMSH Defeats Another Limitation of Liability Complaint

Maritime attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, LLP (SMSH) defeated yet another Limitation of Liability Complaint filed by a shipowner in response to an accident on water. SMSH represents the family of an 8-year-old boy who sustained life-threatening injuries during a recreational jet boat tour.  After the family sued the shipowner, the shipowner filed


1 Dead, 1 Injured After Cruise Ship Accident

One crewmember was killed and another seriously injured in a cruise ship accident Oct. 24 in Colon, Panama, on the Coral Princess. A rescue boat on the Princess Cruises vessel was being raised with the two crewmembers aboard performing maintenance work when a cable broke, dropping the rescue boat into the water. The 2,000 passenger


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