A serious injury can easily derail a person’s life. We know how to fight for our clients and win. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need to help rebuild your life.
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Experienced Help For Those Injured On The Water

With the port we have here in Tampa and the many opportunities for people to enjoy the water for recreational purposes, the possibility of serious injury on the water is very real. Depending on where the injury takes place and the circumstances of the accident, very different sets of laws may apply.

Our firm can help you build a strong case, no matter what type of maritime accident caused your injury.

We assist people with all manner of maritime accidents including those involving:

  • Jones Act — For merchant seamen and others who make their living on the water, the Jones Act can provide real help when they have been injured on the job. The Jones Act provides compensation and benefits for workers who are injured on navigable waters. Unlike workers’ compensation, the injured seaman’s employer must have been negligent in some way for the Jones Act to apply.
  • Private boats — While most people enjoy boating and Jet Skis, few realize the danger until someone is seriously injured in a boating accident. Drunk boating, reckless operation and other factors can cause accident that cause serious injuries and death.
  • Cruise ships — From slip-and-fall accidents to assaults and other types of injuries, traveling on a cruise ship can pose very serious risks. Cruise ship owners have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for their passengers. We help those who have been injured on a cruise ship pursue the compensation they deserve.

Trial Lawyer Serving Those Who Were Injured On The Water

At the Barnes Trial Group, we understand the various laws that apply to injured seamen, pleasure boaters and cruise ship passengers. Our extensive experience helping the injured in the Tampa area has given us the skills and depth of knowledge to act as effective advocates for those who have been injured on the water.

The more than 20 years of experience that attorney Stephen Barnes offers our clients allow us to create highly effective cases. He was one of the youngest attorneys in Florida to be board-certified in civil trial law in Florida at age 33. He has received an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. He has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers every year since 2008 as well.

Maritime Accidents Attorneys Serving Tampa And The Surrounding Areas

If you were injured in a maritime accident, turn to the Barnes Trial Group for the help you need. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 813-251-0777 or contact us online.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.