Norfolk Maritime Lawyer - Virginia Injury Attorney

Jones Act & Maritime Injury Lawyer

Our Norfolk based Virginia Jones Act and Maritime Injury Lawyers have represented maritime workers who have been injured in the course of their employment, as well as those injured in recreational boating accidents. Attorney Richard Serpe is experienced with cases under the Jones Act and the general maritime law, and takes pride in helping those who were injured on our waterways due to no fault of their own. If you or a loved one have been injured while working or vacationing on a seagoing vessel, contact us for a free case review 877-544-5323.


Types of Maritime Accidents Include: Barge AccidentsTugboat Accidents, Faulty Equipment Accidents, Collision Accidents, Commercial Fishing Accidents, Crane Accidents, Shipyard Accidents, Wrongful Death, Recreational Boating & Jet Ski AccidentsCruise Ship Accidents, Maintenance and Cure, Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.


Maritime Injuries on the Job

Anyone who has spent time earning a living on the ocean can tell you that it’s a dangerous business. The sheer unpredictability of the ocean can put even the most experienced of sailors or the strongest of ships at risk. These conditions demand competence and professionalism from all of the crew members of any seagoing vessel, whether it’s a cruise ship, fishing boat, tugboat, barge, etc. Anything less places lives at risk. While it is true that working on our oceans is inherently dangerous, that fact does not absolve the shipowner, captain or crew members from responsibility should one of their employees or fellow workers suffer an injury.

Weekend sailors on sailboats and powerboats, and
even jet ski operators, are covered under the general maritime law.

Special regulations and rules, including Coast Guard regulations and the Limitation of Liability Act, can have an important impact on victims injured on pleasure boats. Richard Serpe has the qualifications and experience to help these victims recover.

Wrongful Death

If your loved one or family member was killed while on a maritime or high seas job, contact Maritime Attorney Richard Serpe to discuss your rights.

Richard Serpe is a Qualified Attorney with a 
Master’s Degree in Maritime Law – Let Richard Serpe Help You

Serpe1_smallAfter law school, Richard Serpe obtained his Masters Degree (LLM) in maritime law from Tulane University School of Law. He has obtained the highest ranking (Proctor) from the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He has successfully prosecuted cases under the Jones Act, bringing fair and just compensation to sailors who were injured while performing their duties. Richard Serpe has years of experience in protecting the rights of injured seamen; He knows how the insurers of commercial vessels will do everything they can to minimize their financial liability, even if it is at the expense of decent treatment for the injured.

If you’ve been injured in a maritime related case, you need an experienced Maritime lawyer by your side. Richard Serpe will handle your case with all the respect and dedication that it deserves. If you’d like to setup a free consultation with Richard Serpe, contact our office today 877-544-5323.

Main Office: 580 East Main Street, Suite 310 Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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“After a major maritime accident on the water, I was scared and didn’t know where to turn. The Law Offices of Richard Serpe and his great staff treated me with the utmost respect and attention that I needed. They treated me like a member of the family. I was awarded a settlement that changed my life and my family’s life, and I thank the law firm for that. Not only during the case, but after as well, the law firm has looked after me. If I had to recommend anyone, I would recommend Richard Serpe.” - Eddie

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