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What Is “Maintenance and Cure,” and How Does It Affect Me?

When a seaman suffers injury or illness in service of their vessel, whether they are a commercial or merchant seaman, they are eligible to receive “Maintenance and Cure” which are benefits received from their employer during their recovery. Maintenance means the day-to-day living expenses such as rent, homeowner’s insurance, property taxes, and food. Maintenance ONLY […]

Shipowner’s Liability

As America’s premier maritime personal injury firm, Friedman, James & Buchsbaum prides ourselves on the results we receive for our client’s as well as our eagerness to keep you informed every step of the way. We feel it is important to keep our clients informed of their rights and the laws in place so they […]

Maritime Law Basics

As lawyers who specialize in maritime law, we encounter many people who were unaware that the rules that govern the seas vary so greatly from the “law of the land.” While on land, it is easy to determine the governing body or the laws under which you are subject.  For incidents occurring in international waters […]
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