California Maritime Attorneys
Handling Jones Act & Maritime Law Cases in California
Maritime workers in California facing offshore injuries need seasoned legal representation to protect their rights. As experienced California maritime attorneys, we are dedicated to guiding you through the complexities of maritime injury law. Whether it's a case under the Jones Act or other maritime law, the team at Arnold & Itkin is equipped to help you seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Navigating these legal waters can be challenging, but our experience in maritime law helps us pursue the benefits you are entitled to.
Our team has a deep understanding of the federal laws that govern maritime workers. At Arnold & Itkin, we have a proven track record of representing injured seamen and other maritime workers in a broad spectrum of offshore accident and injury claims. Our commitment has led to more than $20 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Comprehensive Legal Services for All Major California Ports
As California maritime attorneys, we provide legal assistance for incidents occurring at or near any of California's ports, including:
Port of San Diego
Known for its deep-water harbor and military bases, the Port of San Diego is a key international shipping center. Located a mere 12 kilometers north of the border between the U.S. and Mexico, it is a crescent-shaped, nearly landlocked bay that is approximately 22.5 kilometers long. Not only is the Port of San Diego 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.
Port of Los Angeles
Recognized as the United States' busiest container port employing more than 16,000 people, the Port of Los Angeles is a significant economic hub. 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.
Port of San Francisco
Situated near the Golden Gate, the Port of San Francisco is a hub for cruise and cargo shipping. 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.
Port of Oakland
As a major container port on the San Francisco Bay, the Port of Oakland plays a crucial role in international cargo distribution. 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 composed of 7 members appointed by the city council, has exclusive control of the port.
In addition to the ports listed above, we represent maritime workers from the Port of Benicia, Port of Long Beach, San Joaquin Harbor, and other key locations across California and throughout its coastal waters.
Consult a California Maritime Lawyer
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious maritime injury can be overwhelming. Let a knowledgeable California maritime attorney from our firm handle your legal claim, relieving you of the stress as we work towards securing fair compensation for you. Whether your injury occurred offshore or at any California port, we are here to help.
Contact us for a free consultation with a California maritime attorney and take the first step toward safeguarding your rights and securing your future.