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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Insurance Coverage in Boating Accident If someone is injured in a
boating accident, a maritime lawyer will examine coverage under the homeowner or marine
policy. Compensation for injuries, medical expenses, and lost wages are governed by policy
coverage in litigation and arbitration of lawsuits stemming from collisions on the water.
Friday, July 27, 2018 NTSB examines evidence in passenger vessel accident The NTSB has
looked at transcripts of the Ride the Ducks passenger vessel that sank with a tragic loss of
17 lives in July 2018. Maritime attorneys have filed wrongful death actions involving the
accident, and will likely be following the investigations involving the vessel's seaworthiness.
Monday, August 6, 2018 Maritime Law Statutes of Limitations Are maritime attorneys
governed by the same statute of limitation in all maritime cases, whether involving boating
accidents. Jones Act commercial mariner injuries, injured cruise ship passengers, medical
malpractice cruise ship plaintiffs... or are there caveats? Tim covers this issue in the current
issue of Long Island Boating World.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Marine Insurance Claims If a steering gear failure causes a
boating accident, or a failed hose causes a boat sinking at the mooring, are these
considered spontaneous events... or are they the result of wear and tear? Tim covers this
issue in the current issue of The Ensign, the magazine of the U.S. Power Squadron.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Admiralty Jurisdiction In any maritime accident or injury case
arising on navigable waters, whether it involves a boating accident, cruise ship injuries, or an
injured commercial mariner litigating as a Jones Act seaman, the pivotal legal issue
becomes admiralty jurisdiction. Does a court have authority to hear the case? Tim covers this
issue in the Winter 2018 edition of Long Island Boating World.
Friday, February 22, 2019 What is a Towing Vessel In Jones Act and other maritime accident
and injury cases, issues that generally arise include whether the injured was a crew
member and the craft was a vessel. A recent Fifth Circuit case addressed the issue of "What
is a Towing Vessel?," which Tim covered in the recent issue of WorkBoat magazine.
Jones Act case, the main issue is the commercial mariner's injuries and how they were
caused by the vessel - negligence or unseaworthiness. What is the liability for the vessel
interests in calling 9-1-1 for emergency medical care? Tim covers this in WorkBoat magazine.