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Handling Jones Act and Other Maritime Law Matters

If you were injured while working offshore, you have certain legal rights that deserve to be protected. You may be eligible to several different benefits under maritime injury law, and a California offshore injury lawyer may play a crucial role in the protection of those rights. By working with the legal team at Arnold & Itkin, you may be able to pursue legal action to recover benefits for medical care, lost earnings, and more. Even though the law affords you these benefits, you still may have a difficult time recovering them. Someone who is experienced in the Jones Act and other maritime laws, can handle your case to ensure that you recover the benefits that you rightfully deserve.

The federal laws pertaining to maritime workers can be complex, and that is where our experience and knowledge comes into play. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our legal team has represented injured seamen in a wide variety of offshore accident and injury claims. We have recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements and are ready to see how we can assist you in recovering the money you rightfully deserve.

Serving All California Ports

An offshore injury lawyer at our firm may be able to assist you with a claim involving any of the following California ports, or any other port in the state:

  1. Port of San Diego, California is located a mere 12 kilometers north of the border between the U.S. and Mexico. It has one of the finest natural deep-water harbors in the world and is protected by two peninsulas that separate it from the Pacific Ocean. The Port of San Diego Bay is a crescent-shaped, nearly landlocked bay that is approximately 22.5 kilometers long. Not only is the Port of San Diego bay a busy international shipping center, but it is home to a complex of military bases. The San Diego Unified Port District is the port authority for the Port of San Diego.
  2. Port of Los Angeles, California is the busiest container port in the United States and employs more than 16,000 people. The port complex occupies 7,500 acres of land and water along 43 miles of waterfront. It is located on San Pedro Bay, approximately 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. There were nearly 2,200 vessel arrivals in the Port of Los Angeles in 2010, and the annual cargo tonnage for that same year was 157.8 million metric revenue tons, valued at $236.4 billion. The Port of Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners is responsible for managing and operating the port, and the port authority is the State Tidelands Trust.
  3. Port of San Francisco, California is located on the western edge of the San Francisco Bay near the Golden Gate, approximately 375 nautical miles from the Port of Los Angeles. The port is a semi-independent organization run by a Board of Commissioners consisting of 5 members appointed by the Mayor. The Port of San Francisco's Maritime Division manages and markets cruise and cargo shipping, ship repairs, fishing, and a number of other maritime businesses and services in the harbor. In 2008, 53 cargo vessels carrying approximately 1.2 million tons of cargo were served by the Port of San Francisco. The San Francisco Port Commission is the port authority.
  4. Port of Oakland, California lies on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay and is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S. It is an important transportation and distribution center for international cargo, and nearly 60% of the cargo traveling through the port is from Asia. The Port of Oakland served 1,928 cargo vessels in 2008 alone. It contains 20 deep-water ship berths and covers more than 300 hectares with its container terminals. The Port of Oakland Board Commissioners, which is comprised of 7 members appointed by the city council, has exclusive control of the port.

In addition to handling cases in these areas, we represent clients in cases related to the Port of Benicia, Port of Long Beach, San Joaquin Harbor, Avalon Harbor, Dana Point Harbor, El Segundo Offshore Oil Terminal, Port of Richmond, Redondo Beach Harbor, Port of Pittsburg and many more.

Contact a California Offshore Injury Lawyer

Trying to make ends meet after a serious offshore accident or any type of maritime injury may prove difficult or altogether impossible. Allow a skilled offshore injury lawyer at our firm to handle your claim for you, taking this burden from your shoulders as we seek fair compensation on your behalf. Whether you have been injured off the shore of California or at a port in the state, we can help.

For a free consultation, contact a California offshore injury lawyer today!

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