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New York and New Jersey accident attorneys at Hofmann & Schweitzer are dedicated to providing current legal information to help you with your construction, railroad or maritime injury case.


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7/18/2014
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The Dangers of Ship Grounding Accidents: Will You Recover?

Were you hurt in a ship grounding accident? Find out three dangers of ship grounding accidents and what you can do to protect your possible recovery.

Category: Maritime Law

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6/24/2014
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Symptoms of Hypothermia Every Mariner Needs to Know

Do not go to work again, or get on a boat, without knowing the symptoms of hypothermia. Find out here what you need to know and what to do if you’re hurt.

Category: Maritime Law

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6/14/2014
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Why You Need to See Your Maritime Accident Report

Do you need to bother getting a copy of your maritime accident report? Find out why it might be important and what you can do to protect your recovery.

Category: Maritime Law

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6/3/2014
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What to Do When an Injury at Sea Keeps You Far From Home

Are you in a hospital bed far from your family, friends, and doctors? Learn what to do during this part of your maritime accident injury recovery.

Category: Maritime Law

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5/29/2014
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Don’t Handle Your Commercial Fishing Injury Case Alone

You are suffering injuries from your commercial fishing accident alone, but you don’t have to fight for justice alone. Learn the advantages of getting help.

Category: Maritime Law

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5/18/2014
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How Brain Injuries Can be Prevented at Sea

Learn the common causes of maritime brain injuries, whether they can be prevented, and what to do if you’ve been hurt while you were out on the Atlantic Ocean.

Category: Maritime Law

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5/8/2014
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What to Do After a NYC Tourist Boat Slip and Fall Injury

Learn what you can do immediately after a NYC tourist boat slip and fall accident, and in the weeks ahead, to protect your possible recovery.

Category: Maritime Law

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4/29/2014
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Don’t Worry About These 3 Things After Lobster Boat Injury

Have you been entangled by equipment on a commercial lobster boat? You may be hurt, but there are things you shouldn’t have to worry about. Find out more here.

Category: Maritime Law

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4/18/2014
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What to Do if Your Husband Won’t Call a NY Maritime Lawyer

Learn about three ways you can help encourage your husband to call a New York maritime attorney after a New York Harbor tug boat accident injury.

Category: Maritime Law

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4/5/2014
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Why You Should Accept Help After an Atlantic Fishing Accident

Are you a commercial fisherman who’s been hurt in an Atlantic fishing accident? Find out what to do to help make your life easier during this difficult time.

Category: Maritime Law

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5/28/2013
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Coast Guard reimbursement from passenger vessel owner, do you think they should pay for the cost of Coast Guard assists?

Another Coast Guard assist on a Passenger Vessel. Do you think the ship owners should reimburse the Coast Guard for the cost of assisting the vessel?

Category: Maritime Law

4/17/2013
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If I get sick while on a vessel am I entitled to compensation?

In 2009 the U.S. Supreme Court decided that any employer not taking care of staff illnesses would be fined and expected to pay sick crewmembers. Additionally no ocean marine programs are allowed to cover these costs; therefore the money would be coming directly out of the employer’s pocket.

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2/13/2013
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Carnival Triumph Disaster Update

CARNIVAL TRIUMPH DISASTER UPDATE Disaster? Yes, disaster if you are on that ship with the toilets backed up, no air conditioning, having to sleep in the halls in a makeshift tent and no hot food and the food you get you have to stand on line for an hour. At present, tugboats are towing the ship to Mobile, Alabama. The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board are setting up investigations. This engine room fire was very dangerous. What if a large storm engulfed the ship?

Category: Maritime Law

2/11/2013
Paul Hofmann
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Recovering from the Haunting Scene of the Seastreak Ferry Accident

Were you hurt in the January Seastreak Ferry accident? Find out some details of your possible recovery from an experienced New York maritime attorney.

Category: Maritime Law

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2/11/2013
Paul Hofmann
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Find the New York Seastreak Ferry Accident Answers You Need Fast

Learn the answers to some important Seastreak Ferry accident questions and how to get your specific questions answered quickly by a New York maritime lawyer.

Category: Maritime Law

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9/3/2012
Paul Hofmann
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5 Maritime Safety Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking a Job

New York maritime injury lawyers share five safety questions to consider before taking a new job and how to contact an experienced attorney if you are hurt.

Category: Maritime Law

8/27/2012
Paul Hofmann
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Understanding Vessel Stability May Save Your Life as a NY Fishermen

Vessel stability is an important safety issue for commercial fishermen. Learn how you can help protect yourself and when to call a New York Jones Act lawyer.

Category: Maritime Law

7/21/2012
Paul Hofmann
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What to Do When Mechanical Problem Causes New York Maritime Injury

Learn who may be liable if a mechanical problem causes your maritime injury and how to contact an experienced New York maritime accident lawyer for help.

Category: Maritime Law

7/18/2012
Paul Hofmann
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Hurt in an Atlantic Storm While Fishing? Learn About Possible Recovery

Learn three ways a storm may have been predicted and how to contact a New York maritime injury lawyer if you’ve been hurt while fishing the Atlantic.

Category: Maritime Law

6/14/2012
Paul Hofmann
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3 Symptoms Your NJ Maritime Attorney Doesn’t Want You to Ignore at Sea

Learn three symptoms of an injured mariner that should prompt a call to shore and when to call a New Jersey maritime attorney for help after an accident at sea.

Category: Maritime Law

5/12/2012
Paul Hofmann
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Are Icebergs Still an Accident Risk for New York Maritime Workers?

Are maritime accidents with icebergs still possible today? How would you contact a New York maritime attorney if you’re hurt? Learn the answers here.

Category: Maritime Law

4/17/2012
Paul Hofmann
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Why Call a New York Maritime Attorney After a Loved One Dies at Sea

Can a New York maritime attorney help you after a loved one dies at sea? Yes! Learn how a lawyer can help and how to contact one today to protect your family.

Category: Maritime Law

3/25/2012
Paul Hofmann
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3 Signs You Are Talking to the Wrong New York Maritime Attorney

Hiring a New York maritime attorney is a big decision. Learn some tips for finding out if a New York maritime lawyer is right for you after an accident injury.

Category: Maritime Law

3/22/2012
Paul Hofmann
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New Jersey Maritime Attorney Wants You to See a Doctor Before Injury

Are you considering a maritime job? Learn why your New Jersey maritime attorney wants you to see a doctor before you start and contact a lawyer if you’re hurt.

Category: Maritime Law

2/22/2012
Paul Hofmann
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Could a Cruise Accident Occur in New York? Maritime Attorney Says Yes

A large cruise accident could happen off the US coast. Learn what your rights might be if that happens and how to contact a New York maritime attorney for help.

Category: Maritime Law

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