Argentina is home to several ports, one of the main ports being the Port of Buenos Aires. This port is divided into five terminals, each of which is managed by several authorities, in conjunction with Argentine companies. Naturally, these terminals experience heavy traffic on a daily basis, both from commercial vessels and cruise ships. However, when it comes to international commerce, the Parana river is by far the country’s most important route. As such, it is not surprisingly that the river has been the site of several maritime accidents. Though the Parana river is required to undergo regular maintenance, throughout the years, less attention has been placed on keeping the waterway safe.
In addition, Argentina operates under Multimodal Law, which from a legal standpoint, can lead to several issues when it comes to determining liability for maritime accidents. As a result, the number of cases through arbitration (outside of court), have risen significantly in recent years, and have limited plaintiff abilities to obtain the full spectrum of benefits they deserve following a maritime-related accident or injury.
Due to the complicated nature of maritime laws in Argentina, anyone who has been hurt while at sea or in port should consult with a knowledgeable team of maritime lawyers. The attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have nearly 100 years of combined experience serving victims who have been injured in cruise ship, cargo vessel, and other water-related activities and work diligently to help clients obtain the best possible outcome for their case.
Why Seek Help with an Attorney that Specializes in Maritime Law?
Maritime law is a highly complex area of the law that involves accidents and injuries on navigable waters or in port, claims regarding the unseaworthiness of a vessel, as well as disputes related to marine insurance. Maritime cases can involve vessel owners and operators, marine commerce, passengers, and crew members. Depending on the type of legal matter at hand and who was involved, a range of different maritime statutes and legislations may be at play. Determining jurisdiction is also a factor that needs to be considered before the case can even be brought in court. Some cases must be brought before federal court, while others can be tried in a state court. Then there are cases that can be presented in both federal and state courts.
Because of the intricate nature of maritime cases, it’s critical to seek help with an attorney who has experience handling maritime law cases and who can determine which court is best to file your case in, the approach that will most likely lead to a favorable outcome, and which statutes apply for your particular situation. Working with a legal team that thoroughly understands the variables of the law can mean the difference between obtaining damages for your injuries and walking away from your case empty handed.
Our firm can assist you with maritime cases related to:
- Cruise ship accidents
- Commercial vessel injuries
- Seaman claims
- Dock injuries
- Ferry, charter, and tour vessel accidents
- Unsafe shipboard environments
- Boating accidents
- Jet ski accidents
- Commercial fishing accidents
- Civil marine torts
- Longshoremen claims
- Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
- Operator negligence
- Wrongful death – and many more
Our Lawyers Can Assist You Right Now
Whether you were hurt while sailing on a cruise ship, suffered an occupational injury while in the service of a commercial vessel, or were the victim of a debilitating accident on a cargo dock in Argentina, our firm can help you file a claim and seek justice for your pain and suffering. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights and case options.