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Don't Do This When Hiring A Boating Accident Attorney

It’s funny, you don’t see urologists advertising for neurological patients. And mechanics don’t advertise for plumbing jobs and accountants aren’t looking to handle your house sale. My point is that why then, do so many attorneys advertise that they handle boat accident lawsuits?

The general maritime law is a very unique sea creature with big differences in its law and processes. Boating law is not a car accident case and it’s a lot different than a premises liability lawsuit or a workers compensation case. Hire an attorney who handles medical malpractice cases and car accident claims and, in my opinion, you risk missing out on the unique advantages afforded in the maritime law, or, worse, prejudicing your claim. In this way, keep these two considerations in mind when retaining a boating accident attorney whether that’s in New York, Rhode Island, Florida or anywhere in the United States.

  • First, consider only retaining a boating accident attorney who can demonstrate a depth of experience in the field. Is he or she a member of the Maritime Law Association? Are they board certified in admiralty law?
  • Second, consider asking a potential boat accident attorney to demonstrate his or her experience with maritime claims. Have they litigated prior maritime personal injury lawsuits? Are they familiar with the Limitation of Liability Act, the Jones Act and the Pennsylvania Rule?

Hiring a boating lawyer is a big deal and taking the time to retain a maritime lawyer instead of a “plumber” may ultimately help you

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By John Fulweiler

johnfulweiler@saltwaterlaw.com

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