When your maritime personal injury case begins to resemble a ship taking on water, you need to know how to work the pumps. Admiralty is a unique area of law with many special rules and procedures. This seminar will assist the non-maritime practitioner and others involved in maritime personal injury claims in recognizing issues that are important to their case. The seminar will provide the perspective from both sides of the aisle: defendant and plaintiff. The seminar will provide useful information regarding claims brought by crewmembers, longshore workers, passengers, claims against governmental entities and vessel arrests. You will also learn to evaluate when you should take the extraordinary step of arresting the vessel and what strategies defense can take to reduce the costs and risks of arrest. There will also be a discussion of ethical considerations in vessel arrests, and in maintenance and cure claims.
Unique aspect and pitfalls of passenger personal injury claims
Going after the government on a maritime personal injury claim: issues and obstacles
Maritime personal injury causes of action
Frequently overlooked aspects of maintenance and cure, and wage claims, including unearned wages due following injury
Passenger personal injury claims
You will receive a professionally prepared manual compiled by the faculty specifically for this seminar. The seminar will be recorded. Your registration constitutes your consent to such recording. If you cannot attend, you may order a set of CDs and the accompanying manual from this program by using the registration form on the back panel.
Agendas and Speakers may differ slightly depending on the location. Please e-mail or call a representative to obtain an agenda for a particular location.