Representing People In Maritime Law Issues
Admiralty and maritime law is a complex and specialized area of law that is significantly different from the laws that apply on land. It covers a wide array of issues involving the shipment of cargo, transportation of people, commercial fishing, boating for pleasure and other issues related to ships.
At the Bluestein Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers focus almost entirely on admiralty and maritime law. We assist individuals who have suffered injuries in the following types of situations:
- Employees working on ocean vessels, tug boats and casino boats
- Individuals on private boats and jet skis
- Passengers aboard Carnival Cruise Line and other cruise ships
- Customers on fishing boats, casino boats and jet ski and parasailing tours
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Bluestein Law Firm recovered over $1,350,000.00 for its Defense Base Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation, and South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act clients.
Mr. Bluestein successfully won a case in federal court for clients who were hurt in a boating accident in Charleston.
The firm settled a maritime personal injury case involving a passenger being injured on a recreational boat in Myrtle Beach for almost $1,000,000.00.
The firm recovered over $900,000.00 for an injured seaman.
Scott Bluestein settled workers’ compensation cases, resulting in the clients receiving over $1.2 Million dollars
An Attorney Who Works Specifically For You
You might think that if you are injured in a boating accident or on board a cruise ship, any personal injury lawyer could represent you. However, because maritime law is a complicated and often poorly understood area of the law, you might be selling yourself short by utilizing an attorney who is not accustomed to handling these cases.
Founding attorney S. Scott Bluestein holds a Master of Law in admiralty from Tulane University and has more than two decades of experience working in admiralty and maritime law. If you have been injured in a boating accident or need help with a maritime law issue, he is well-prepared to assist.
Providing Comprehensive Maritime Law Solutions
There is more to maritime law than just handling boating injury claims of those who are hurt on the water, however. Located in Charleston, South Carolina, the Bluestein Law Firm, P.A., represents a variety of people and businesses that have a variety of goals, including professional mariners who are hurt on the job. A large portion of our practice concerns assisting individuals receiving injuries due to recreational and pleasure boating voyages.
The firm also represents individuals and organizations in commercial and contract cases, such as the purchase or sale of a vessel; registering claims regarding cargo damage; and handling maritime lien issues when a ship’s owners or operators are not current on fees, loans or mortgages.