Massachusetts is home to one of the largest maritime industries in the United States. The high volume of seafaring vessels in and around the Massachusetts coastline leads to several boating accidents each year. The popularity of water sports and recreational boating also contributes to the number of maritime accidents that occur in Massachusetts each year.
Accidents that occur on the ocean are governed by a different set of laws than land-based accidents. Maritime and admiralty law governs boat collisions as well as personally injury claims that arise on almost all types of watercraft including:
Some types of accidents and injuries that may arise in a maritime situation are:
Maritime law is essentially a form of workers compensation law that provides benefits to those injured at sea. The maritime and admiralty laws that govern claims arising at sea are different and more complex than other personal injury laws. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, we have the expertise and resources to effectively protect the rights of those injured in maritime accidents. Our team will zealously pursue the maximum benefits and compensation available under the law.
If you have been injured at sea, call Sweeney Merrigan Law today. We will protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.