Attorneys at Law

Bailey Law Office, PLLC


maritime law

Boating and personal watercraft accidents:

Boating and personal watercraft accidents often occur due to negligence.  Unfortunately, this negligence can result in serious and sometimes deadly injuries.  Maritime accidents can occur on or near a privately-owned boat, a cruise ship, a jet ski, a wave runner, a kayak, ferry or any other form of water transportation.  

Maritime and Offshore accidents:

It may be advantageous to use a different set of laws if a Maritime or offshore accident has occurred than a typical auto accident or personal injury claim.  We have received calls on large Maritime accident claims filed in the wrong court by supposedly the Nations best lawyers and the claims have been dismissed on summary judgment.  At this point the injured party may have no remedy or too much time may have lapsed or an issue with a particular law.  Some of the specific maritime laws that may govern claims are: the Jones Act, the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and Death on the High Seas. If you have been injured on or near a body of water it would be in your best interest to at least discuss your situation with an attorney that can evaluate what laws best suit your particular situation.  

Please do not wait too long:
An insurance company or adjuster may be stringing you along until a particular statute of limitations has passed.  If we do not know a particular answer, we will find a good answer for you or point you in the right direction.  


Fill out an accident report as soon as possible.
Please be careful signing any document without review.
Speak to legal counsel prior to giving any statement.
Seek out a second medical opinion if you disagree with your company doctor.

Accepting Maritime Law Cases Nationwide depending on jurisdiction