Having celebrated its centennial back in December of 2007, the Port of Los Angeles has a long history of growth and development. The port provides individuals with over 900,000 regional jobs and generates a little over $39 billion in tax revenues and wages. Additionally, many people may be shocked to learn that the Port of Los Angeles does not receive any money from taxpayers, as it is fully self-supporting. Thousands of people come to the port yearly and those visiting can see firsthand what takes place by watching LA City fireboats escort arriving vessels or viewing longshore workers handling the towering container cranes.
The port also welcomes a number of cruise lines every year to its World Cruise Center, many of which have regular calls every cruise season. Some of the more common cruise lines that will utilize the port for the 2014/2015 season include Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.
Injured Maritime Workers Have Rights. Let Us Help
Crewmembers on recreational boats, cruise ships and cargo boats are regularly involved in accidents. Unfortunately, many of those experiencing harm do not report the incident because they are concerned with losing their jobs or facing some other form of retaliation. If you have sustained injuries while onboard a vessel, it is important for you to contact a lawyer who can advise you of your rights under United States Maritime Law and help you obtain the just compensation you deserve.
Most seamen who are hurt enjoy certain protections under the Jones Act. Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have extensive experience representing maritime employees and seamen who were injured while onboard sea vessels. The laws governing seaman claims may seem complex; however, our attorneys are well-versed in the Jones Act and various other maritime laws.
Hurt While on a Cruise? Seek Legal Counsel From a Lawyer Right Away
Cruises are exciting, cost-effective vacations for many families. However, in recent years, the safety of cruises has been called into question. Cruises have a great deal to offer travelers, to include onboard entertainment, all-inclusive dining and of course, plenty of drinking. Some individuals who drink alcohol go too far, perhaps because they feel a sense of freedom since they do not have to concern themselves with driving home.
Still, too many drinks can lead to all types of incidents, including sexual assaults and rapes, as well as other types of crimes that many people are surprised to hear occur onboard cruise ships. Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.’s Los Angeles lawyers have assisted victims of cruise ship incidents since 1971 and are quite familiar with the ways in which cruise lines may attempt to hinder harmed individuals from obtaining the compensation to which they are entitled.
Cruise accident victims often experience not only physical pain and suffering, but depending on what took place, they may also be emotionally traumatized as well. Our attorneys are fully aware of the intricate nature of such situations and we are here to help you deal with the physical, emotional and legal aspects of the incident. If you or someone you love would like to learn more about how a lawyer can help you resolve your maritime-related legal matters, contact our office by calling us toll-free at (877) 233-1238 or using our online form.