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Maritime Accidents Injury




The maritime industry continues to have one of the highest injury rates of any industry in the United States.  Seamen work long hours under the most difficult conditions – rolling seas, darkness, frigid cold -- sometimes with worn out or primitive equipment.  Serious injuries at sea present challenges.  Companies may provide limited medical care onboard and emergency services can be days away.


Maritime law has evolved over centuries and is different in numerous ways from state and federal “land law.”   Some of the laws were intended to give those injured or killed at sea better protection and recourse than they would have on land.  But in other respects, maritime law is marked by arbitrary hazards and traps for the unwary.  Wrongful death claims, especially, have widely varying rules depending on the location of the incident, the decedent’s job or purpose for being onboard, and the nature and number of his or her heirs. 


Attorney Corrie Yackulic has successfully represented deckhands, factory workers, galley crew, and shipboard engineers in major injury and wrongful death cases against fishing companies and their insurers.  Her goal is always to attain the best possible results for her clients:



If you or a family member has been injured or died in an accident at sea, contact a law firm experienced in maritime claims. Corrie Yackulic Law offers a free initial consultation and case evaluation.