Car, train, truck and bus accidents are caused by debris, weather, poor visibility, equipment failure, improper loading, and drivers who are speeding, distracted, fatigued, intoxicated, or not obeying traffic laws.
Maritime accidents happen for a variety of reasons and are governed by international treaties and U.S. laws including the Death on the High Seas Act, the Jones Act, and the Longshoreman & Harbor Transportation Workers’ Compensation Act.
Maritime law, also called admiralty law, was addressed in the U.S. Constitution, Article III, Section Two. Today, the government publishes hundreds of transportation rules and regulations, many of them are contained in in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. States enact additional regulations for boats, ships, highways, railways, cars, trains, and trucks. An experienced attorney knows these regulations and can guide you, your family and your claim through the litigation process to determine who is at fault and hold them accountable. We have successfully litigated accidents involving trucks on U.S. highways and maritime accidents on international waters that fall under the Death on the High Seas Act.
If you have been injured in an accident, if you have been forced to miss work or seek medical treatment, you need an experienced accident attorney. If a loved one is killed, in addition to your grief, you may have to deal with medical expenses, lost wages, and funeral expenses. The law may provide for relief from these expenses and other compensation from those at fault for the accident. Call or email John Gagliano for a free consultation with no obligation.