Florida Gulf Coast Commercial Fishing Accident Attorney

Every day, commercial fishermen put themselves at risk to make a living. Crew members often work on little sleep for days at a time to meet their quotas. Extreme pressure and dangerous working conditions make commercial fishermen susceptible to serious and deadly accidents.

For more than 40 years, attorney John W. Merting has been protecting commercial fishermen injured at sea and families who have lost loved ones to wrongful death. He is the first lawyer in 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., our top priority is to help injured fishermen and their families obtain fair compensation under the Jones Act and federal maritime law.

Catastrophic personal injuries often cause commercial fishermen to end their careers prematurely. If a commercial fishing accident has left you unable to meet the physical demands of your job, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Protecting Commercial Fishermen And Their Families

Attorney Merting's extensive experience protecting injured seamen, longshoremen, passengers and others injured at sea has positioned our law firm to effectively handle complicated maritime accidents worldwide, including commercial fishing accidents.

We devote all resources necessary to each case. Attorney Merting carefully reviews the evidence to determine fault in commercial fishing accidents. His hands-on approach helps him understand all the factors leading to serious accidents involving:

  • Winches
  • Fishing nets
  • Slippery decks
  • Dangerous cranes
  • Overworked crews

Injured seamen may be able to obtain compensation when employers fail to maintain a safe working environment, or when another crew member's negligence caused a serious commercial fishing accident. We are committed to helping you obtain fair compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, lost future earning capacity, vocational retraining, and other losses.

Schedule A Free Consultation

Whether you were employed as a deckhand, cook, engineer, or captain, if you were injured in a commercial fishing accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.