Working Knowledge Of Maritime Law
Special laws apply to accidents that happen on or near the water. These laws are substantially different from the personal injury and workers’ compensation laws that apply to land-based accidents. If you hope to get fair compensation for a maritime injury, it is critical that you choose an attorney who truly understands maritime law.
At the law firm of Tabak Mellusi & Shisha LLP, we know maritime law, not only in theory, but in practice. Our team includes lawyers who served as engine officers and deck officers on blue water ships. We are the only U.S. maritime law firm with lawyers who are former Merchant Marine officers and who maintain their licenses in continuity status.
Results-Oriented Representation For Maritime Injury Victims
We are committed to getting you the full compensation you are entitled to under the Jones Act and other maritime laws, including compensation for medical care, lost wages and more.
Our comprehensive understanding of both shipboard operations and maritime law has proven critical because the success of a maritime injury case hinges on development of the facts. The unparalleled maritime experience of our attorneys enables us to quickly identify the essential elements in any maritime injury or boating accident case and develop an appropriate legal strategy.
Our combination of knowledge, technical skills and resources has earned us a record of success handling serious injury claims in New York City, nationwide and worldwide.
No Recovery, No Fee
We handle all of our cases on contingency, which means you will pay an attorney fee only if we are successful in getting you compensation.
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Maritime Law FAQs
The answers are general in nature and are not intended to apply to every maritime and admiralty situation. Each case is different and carries its own set of circumstances. By contacting Tabak, Mellusi & Shisha for a free consultation, you can receive a personal consultation regarding your specific maritime and admiralty claim.
Settlement to a seaman who fell from a stairway during a fire and boat drill aboard a container ship, sustaining quadriplegic injuries
Jury award to a former shipmate who sustained a shoulder injury while at sea.
Jury award to a licensed marine engineer who sustained permanent knee injuries while attempting to remove a 200-pound valve from an overhead piping system.
Jury award to a ship’s cook for back injury resulting from insufficient procedures for moving ship stores.
Settlement to a mate on a tanker vessel who sustained multiple fractures.
Was awarded in a case involving the wrongful death of a barge deckhand.