Personal Injury

Maritime Personal Injury

Friedman, James & Buchsbaum LLP’s  reputation is founded upon the aggressive legal representation of those suffering from a maritime personal injury. This includes those injured in maritime accidents, including Blue-Water Seamen, Tug and Barge Crew, ferryboat passengers and workers (including the Staten Island Ferry), commercial fishermen, and those engaged in other maritime activities—such as longshoring, dredging, harbor work, and marine construction. Our clients also have included many individuals who have sustained serious injuries and illnesses on cruise ships, pleasure crafts, and other recreational vessels. We have substantial experience litigating the unique attributes of maritime law including Limitation of Shipowner’s Liability, Jones Act, Maintenance and Cure, and claims based upon the warranty of seaworthiness.

Your Maritime Personal Injury Attorney: 

Our litigations are not limited to financial recompense; we also aggressively pursue all of the remedies afforded victims of maritime accidents and illness including medical care, rehabilitation services, and coverage for household expenses during recovery.

In additional to traditional personal injury law cases, we also pursue all cases that fall under admiralty and maritime law. Under the Death on the High Seas Act we fight for not only seamen but also their families and dependents to provide for a security net during an incredibly difficult time.

We have pursued cases all the way through state court and even federal courts in order to achieve beneficial outcomes that our clients deserve. We know how difficult and overwhelming maritime work-related injuries can be, but you don’t have to navigate these waters on your own. Our team has worked with hundreds of families who have been through what you’re currently going through, and we know how to take the pain out of this process and put the weight on our shoulders. All you have to do it get better; we’ll take care of the rest.

United States Maritime Workers:

If you are a United States maritime worker you risk injury and illness every day and deserve a team of injury lawyers who are not only familiar with the ins and outs of federal maritime law—and have an extensive history of experience with maritime personal injury cases—but also someone who understands you and the conditions you work in every day.

Experience with traditional injury lawsuits isn’t enough. You need someone who will fight for all of your rights under the Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.  Under which “provides for the payment of compensation, medical care, and vocational rehabilitation services to employees disabled from on the job injuries that occur on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas customarily used in the loading, unloading, repairing, or building of a vessel”.