Pensacola is a popular place for boating. Though it is very rewarding accidents do happen. According to the National Safe Boating Council 75% of drowning cases involved vessels less that 21 feet long. Alcohol and Life-vests are major influencers in the outcome. Accidents will happen whether you are boating for recreation or are working on a vessel. If you have questions about an accident or need help proceeding after an accident, give the Talbott Law Firm a call and we will review with you, your options.
Defining a Jones Act Employee
The Jones Act clearly defines the liability of vessel operators and marine employers for the work-related injury or death of an employee. The act is designed to protect seamen from negligent vessel operators. If an employee can adiquately prove that reasonable action for prevention was not taken on the vessel, then he or she are entitled to medical coverage and maintenance while off work. The experienced attorney’s at Talbott Law Firm will ensure you receive the aide you need for you losses.
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill accident shocked the Gulf Coast. We were concerned for our beloved beaches but also our safety and our jobs. The cost of this oil spill is still be counted today. If you were one of the many affected by this disaster, you may be eligible for compensation. We can help you receive compensation if you:
- Aided in Clean Up
- Experienced Property Damage
- Lost Tourism Revenue
- Lost Rental Property Revenue
- Lost Income
If you need help filing or have been denied for any of the above, contact us today to find out how to get the compensation you deserve.