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Commercial Fisherman Suffers Hand Injury - Maritime Law Remedies?

A commercial fisherman was recently airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard from a boat off Gloucester, MA as a result of a reported severe hand injury. While the circumstances are unknown, the fisherman is ...
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Able Bodied Seaman Awarded $638,603

If a vessel's crewmember is injured during his employment, he may be able to bring claims under the Jones Act for negligence or under general maritime law for unseaworthiness. It's ...
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The 2010 Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act

When you are injured aboard a cruise ship, you may feel like you don't have any rights. That's not the case. There are numerous federal statutes and extensive maritime case law pertaining to ...
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Diving Into Shallow Water - No Admiralty Jurisdiction Says Ficarra Ruling

Defense attorneys trying to protect an insurer's deep pockets will sometimes "remove" a case from state court to federal. This "removal" is a legal mechanism that when pulled ...
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Rhode Island Boat Accident Lawyer

When you're injured on a boat in Rhode Island due to someone else's fault, you probably use a search engine like Google to find a boat lawyer. But be careful. Did this lawyer just put on his ...
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Food Poisoning Aboard Ship - Speak to your admiralty attorney!

Reports are rolling in of a ship off the coast of Florida with a crew largely incapcitated by food poisoning. Apparently the ship sought the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard and 19 crewmembers were ...
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Rhode Island Maritime Injuries

Injured at sea or on a boat? The laws governing maritime injuries are complicated and require the experience of a seasoned lawyer to safely navigate. Your status (i.e., crew, passenger, researcher, ...
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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 ...
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Three Things The Injured Cruise Passenger Must Remember

A cruise is a great departure from the "regular" vacation. However, just as a cruise line vacation may expose you to new and interesting experiences it will also expose you to a new legal ...
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So You Want To Sue A Cruise Line?

If you're a passenger injured aboard a cruise ship, I hope you find an admiralty attorney. Experience with auto claims, elder law, social security disability and whatever else is listed on a ...
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Are Maritime Lawyers Better at Protecting Passengers than Cruise Lines?

Although a cruise line obtained the dismissal of a personal injury lawsuit, it failed to recover its attorneys' fees and costs. This was the correct outcome and the cruise line was doing what, in ...
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Admiralty Attorney Fulweiler Gives Interviews To Press Re m/v CARNIVAL TRIUMPH

This evening John K. Fulweiler, Esq. lent his maritime experience in responding to inquiries from various media outlets regarding the m/v CARNIVAL TRIUMPH. This passenger vessel reportedly lost power ...
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NY Ferry Accident - A NY Maritime Attorney Responds

Ferries are commercial vessels, too. They suffer the same indignities as their workboat brethren and are largely treated by the maritime law like any other commercial vessel. No matter its stripes, ...
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Maritime Passenger Injury Claims

Maybe you were a passenger on a cruise ship, dinner boat, harbor launch, ferry or your neighbor's Catalina 30 sailing vessel. And maybe in your capacity as a passenger you were injured, sickened, ...
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RI Boating Accident Attorney

John K. Fulweiler, Esq. is a boat lawyer handling personal injury claims arising from both commercial and recreational boating activities in Rhode Island and on the East and Gulf Coasts. John handles ...
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Rhode Island Boat Lawyer

John K. Fulweiler, Esq. is a boat lawyer. He holds a United States Coast Guard license allowing him to operate boats in Rhode Island and Florida commercially. He practices boat law in various ...
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The Hazards of Working at Sea

Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Don't let anyone tell you that working on and around the water isn't dangerous. Case in point is the recent death of a Massachusetts lobsterman. Apparently he ...
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Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim

Somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line, a court recently dismissed a maritime personal injury claim. I read court decisions because they’re sort of like Coast Guard navigation circulars. ...
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There's A New Wind Scale In Town

What with Hurricane Sandy having come knocking earlier this Fall, it occurred to me that I ought to say a few words about the National Weather Service's new hurricane scale. This new scale is ...
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What's This About Rules and Hurricanes?

Hurricanes tend to give rise to case law and in poking around I found just such an appellate decision from earlier this year. The issue that caught my eye related to the Pennsylvania Rule. Under this ...
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You Won't Believe This New Waterways/Ports Funding Proposal

Okay, call us skeptical, but Senators Alexander and Graham seek bipartisan support of a new waterways funding plan that would: • Remove the requirement that Olmsted Lock and Dam be funded using ...
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That Maritime Attorney Watches What?!

I watch trials. Swing by my office sometime and I'll likely have a cross-examination or an opening statement streaming live on the flat screen. We pay a pretty penny for a subscription service ...
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Hope for a Safer Fishing Industry?

September 12, 2012 --- Quonset Point, RI. Offshore fishing is one of the most dangerous jobs in the Nation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, a new federal law, may help to ...
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Three Reasons Not to Hire An Admiralty Attorney

Aug.14.2012 --- Quonset Point, Rhode Island Here’s three reasons to consider not hiring an admiralty attorney. First, you might consider not hiring an admiralty attorney, if you’re better ...
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Welcome Aboard!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our www.saltwaterlaw.com Blog. You can subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking here. Underway and making way. --- Fulweiler llc 1-800-383-MAYDAY
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