Representing Injured Seamen, Crew And Passengers In Maritime Cases

In Rhode Island, the ocean plays an important role in our way of life. Unfortunately, whether you are earning a living or enjoying a recreational activity, serious accidents can occur on the water. Karns Law Group fights for justice and fair compensation for individuals who have sustained severe injuries or wrongful death due to the negligence of others. Many of our clients were hurt in:

  • Accidents involving commercial fishing vessels
  • Accidents involving merchant marine vessels
  • Cargo ship accidents
  • Marine collisions
  • Cruise ship accidents
  • Boating and fishing accidents
  • Personal watercraft accidents (Jet Ski, WaveRunner, Sea-Doo)
  • Recreational accidents

For answers to your questions about Newport and Wakefield maritime law, contact our firm.

Compensation For Injured Commercial Maritime Workers

Injured maritime workers who qualify as "seamen" and are injured on a "vessel" can recover compensation from their employer under the Jones Act for negligence or under maritime/admiralty law for "unseaworthiness."

Multiple benefits are due to the injured seamen including "maintenance" (wages), "cure" (medical care) and when applicable, settlements or court verdicts for future losses, including loss of income, pain and suffering, scarring, loss of use, and future medical bills.

We take maritime cases involving:

An Experienced Maritime Lawyer Can Help

If you have been the victim of an offshore accident, it is crucial to hire an experienced maritime attorney who fully understands the Jones Act and other unique aspects of maritime law. With more than 60 years of collective experience, the Wakefield lawyers of Karns Law Group take a special interest in maritime injuries in Newport and throughout Rhode Island. We have considerable knowledge in this area of the law, and we are dedicated to getting you full compensation so you can fund your recovery and move forward with your life.

Contact Our Maritime Injury Attorneys In Rhode Island

If you or someone you love has sustained a serious injury in a maritime accident, we invite you to call our office at 888-KARNS-LAW to schedule a free consultation at one of our Rhode Island offices. We can give you the information you need to make the right decisions for your family and your future.

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