With 18 commercial seaports and 12 smaller marine ports, Ukraine boasts the highest sea port potential among all the countries surrounding the Black Sea. As a result, Ukraine has seen a host of maritime accidents over the years. From ferry boat capsizing tragedies to cargo vessel collisions to pleasure boat accidents, the waters surrounding this Eastern European nation have often been plagued with maritime tragedies involving both crew members and passengers. Unfortunately, given its proximity to the Black Sea, Ukrainian ports have often provided channels for the smuggling of drugs and illegal goods, which has also led to several crimes and threatened the safety of both residents and tourists.
Yet, despite the propensity of maritime accidents and crimes in the area, there are numerous instances when victims are not able to obtain justice for injuries or wrongful acts that they have suffered at sea. Due to the dangers that the territorial waters around Ukraine can pose, and the fact that safety laws are often disregarded, it is imperative that anyone who has been victimized by a crime or accident on the high seas or in port procure legal assistance as quickly as possible.
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are maritime lawyers representing victims involved in accidents in the navigable waters surrounding Ukraine and in port. We are committed to protecting the rights of seafarers who were harmed while in the employment of a shipping company or cruise line, as well as those who have suffered injuries aboard pleasure crafts and cruise ships. Our firm is well-versed in International Maritime Law and will help you obtain the justice you deserve.
Have You Suffered a Maritime Accident in the Ukraine? Our Attorneys Can Help
Maritime accidents can range in severity, from a minor slip and fall on a slippery dock to life-threatening injuries related to collision with another vessel. Regardless of the nature of the incident, it’s important that as a victim, you understand your legal options and rights. Whether the victim is a commercial crew member, passenger on a cruise ship, or was hurt in a pleasure craft collision, if an act of negligence occurred, those who have been wronged may be entitled to compensation.
Turn to a maritime attorney if you or a loved one has been involved in any of the following:
- Cruise ship accident
- Boating accident
- Yacht accident
- Dock accident
- Cargo vessel collision
- Jet Ski crash
- Oil rig accident
- Sexual assault
- Crime at sea or in a foreign port
- Shore excursion accident
- Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
- Crew member injury
- Medical malpractice on the high seas
Obtaining Justice for Crew and Passenger Claims in Ukraine
Though maritime accidents can occur at any given moment and due to unforeseeable circumstances, the majority of tragedies at sea or in port are the direct result of negligent actions that place the safety of others at risk. Whether the incidents are caused by a ship owner who failed to maintain a vessel in seaworthy condition, a boat operator who was speeding, or cruise line that did not provide injured victims with proper medical care, a lawyer who specializes in maritime injury and accident claims can help you obtain justice and compensation.
If you or someone you love was involved in a maritime accident in Ukraine, contact Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney who can protect your rights.