Passengers on cruise lines, recreational boats, excursion lines and ferryboats entrust their safety to crew members and boat owners. Lack of maintenance on vessels or poor training can quickly lead to serious or even fatal accidents.
If you or your loved one is the victim of a serious boating accident, seek medical and legal help immediately. Attorney John W. Merting is the first lawyer in the North Florida to be Board-Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by The Florida Bar.
At the Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., we have extensive experience holding negligent parties responsible and obtaining maximum compensation for accident victims. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation and discover how we can help you. Our firm is well prepared to protect your interests in a personal injury or wrongful death claim under either state law or federal maritime law.
Protecting Boat And Ship Passengers With Personal Injury Claims
Attorney John Merting's extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims at sea has positioned our law firm to effectively handle accidents involving passengers on ships and boats of all kinds. Mr. Merting carefully reviews all the evidence to develop a clear picture of the specific factors leading to our clients' accidents, such as:
- Equipment failures
- Overcrowded boats
- Poorly trained crew members
- Lack of supervision or safety precautions
- Inadequate security leading to assaults on cruise ships
He understands the complex jurisdictional requirements involved when making claims for cruise ship passenger injuries, as well as the laws relating to liability for accidents on yachts, recreational boats and other passenger vessels.
Insurance companies take us seriously knowing we prepare all personal injury cases to be successful at trial — even when we believe they can be settled favorably. Whether you are a victim of a slip-and-fall accident on a wet deck or a diving accident, we are committed to helping you obtain maximum fair compensation for your hospital bills, future rehabilitation or surgery costs, lost wages, pain, and suffering, as well as any appropriate punitive damages. If a fair settlement is not achievable, Attorney Merting is an effective trial lawyer who will defend your interests in court.
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If you have suffered a serious personal injury as a passenger on a boat, cruise ship or sailing vessel, seek legal help immediately. You must file your lawsuit within a year of your accident or lose your right to seek compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.