Bar and River Pilot Accident Claims
Bar Pilot and River Pilot Maritime Injury Accident Lawyer – Pilot Boat Association Injury Accident Claims
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC represents injured Bar Pilots, Bay Pilots, and River Pilots in claims for personal injuries under Federal Maritime Law. Ship pilots are some of the most skilled and professional of all mariners. At times they work under some of the most difficult of conditions upon unfamiliar vessels. In heavy weather, climbing up or down a Jacobsen ladder, or repelling to the deck from a helicopter, presents a high risk for potential injury.
Each year bar and river pilots suffer serious injuries or death doing their jobs. The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC are some of the most experienced maritime lawyers in the Nation. They have helped bar and river pilots recover fair compensation for injuries and wrongful death.
Representing injured ship pilots in claims for injuries can be extremely challenging. All crewmen aboard a pilot boat will be covered by the Jones Act. However, the legal status of an injured ship’s pilot is far more difficult to determine and establish. Pilot boat associations are highly complex and may involve multiple entities, some of which may be associations, and others which may be corporations. Careful examination of each pilot boat association is necessary in injury accidents involving a ship’s pilot. For example, while aboard a pilot boat or helicopter being transferred to and from a ship, a pilot may have legal status as a paid passenger, depending upon the structure of the pilot association. The pilot may have a claim against the pilot boat, even though he is an association member. Each vessel and entity involved in a serious injury accident must be examined to determine if they bear any legal responsibility for your injury. If you have suffered a serious personal injury working as ship’s pilot, contact Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC to discuss your potential claim.