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Potential Damages After a Tanker Accident

If you've been hurt in a tanker accident, then you may be entitled to damages. In many cases, your potential recovery will be covered by the federal Jones Act since many tanker workers are seamen pursuant to the law.

A New Jersey or New York Jones Act attorney will review your case, determine if the Jones Act applies to your tanker accident injuries and zealously advocate for your full and fair recovery. The Jones Act may allow you to recover damages for things such as:

  • Living Expenses: also known as maintenance expenses, which may include things such as room and board.
  • Medical Expenses: also known as cure expenses, which may include compensation for medical and rehabilitation expenses until you reach the maximum medical cure, when further treatment would no longer contribute to your recovery.

If your injuries were caused by the negligence of the tanker owner, captain or crew or if your injuries were caused because the tanker was unseaworthy, then you have the right to collect damages.

Call an experienced New York or New Jersey Jones Act attorney at Hofmann & Schweitzer today for a free consultation. We can be reached at 1-800-3-MAY-DAY or via our online contact form, and we will fight hard to get you the recovery that you deserve. 

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