FWY devotes a great portion of our practice to representing injured fishermen. Unlike our competitors, we are not afraid to go the extra mile for our clients and aggressively pursue all avenues of recovery available to them. There are many aspects of admiralty law that, if pursued correctly, can help injured fishermen level the playing field against unscrupulous vessel owners and the gigantic insurance companies that are oftentimes more interested in delaying and obstructing a fisherman’s lawful recovery.
One of these procedures allows an injured fisherman to arrest the vessel upon which he or she was injured. Recently, in a case involving one of our injured fisherman clients, we secured the arrest of the vessel on which he was injured and are currently trying to bring the case to favorable resolution.
If you are an injured fisherman, or know one, please don’t hesitate to call us to talk about this and other provisions in the law which might help you get what you deserve if you are injured while working as a commercial fisherman.