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Maritime Accidents - Who is at Risk

Biloxi Jones Act - Maritime Law Attorneys

Anyone who spends time at sea or on navigable inland waterways is at risk for a maritime accident. Maritime workers are at the greatest risk, and certain types of maritime work are more dangerous than others. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a maritime accident the experienced Biloxi maritime attorneys of Reeves & Mestayer, PLLC can help you get the compensation that you and your family need.

Maritime Pleasure

When you go boating or go on a cruise, the plan is to have a good time. Unfortunately, you may be involved in a maritime accident. Whether you are the captain of your own vessel or if you are on an expedition that is under someone else’s control, if your accident is caused by someone else’s wrongdoing you may have a maritime claim if you are injured while:

Fishing Industry Accidents

Workers in the seafood industry face dangers every time they gout to sea. Weather can change suddenly, boats can break down or sink, and collisions are always possible. Some accidents are the result of the normal risks of being out on the water, but many are due to unsafe work conditions or an unseaworthy vessel. According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, commercial fishing is the number one most dangerous job in the U.S., 60 times more dangerous than the average U.S. job.

Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

Oil and gas workers have very dangerous jobs when they are on land. Offshore oil and gas jobs are some of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Explosions and fires are a big risk, and there are many other types of accidents that can occur offshore to cause severe injuries and death. Adding to the dangers, oil companies are notorious for overworking their employees and being very lax on safety.

If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance in Biloxi, Mississippi or anywhere on the Gulf Coast, please call Reeves & Mestayer, PLLC at (228) 374-5151 or toll free (877) 377-5152 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.