Mobile Maritime Accident Lawyer

Pursue Compensation with a Top Personal Injury Firm in Alabama

At Cunningham Bounds, our Mobile maritime law attorneys have extensive involvement and experience successfully helping those who have been injured in a maritime accident, as well as the families of those who have been killed due to an accident involving a marine vessel. We have represented longshoremen, Jones Act Seamen, shore-based shipyard workers and stevedores, oil platform workers and laborers. We’ve also helped numerous members of the Seafarer’s Union and other ocean-going personnel from pilots to deck hands. Lastly, we have even represented passengers aboard fishing vessels and cruise ships.

Contact us today at (251) 299-0101 to schedule a free initial consultation.

What Makes Maritime Law Different?

Maritime law is a separate jurisdiction from national laws and is based on its own separate set of rules and codes. It is the law that typically governs insurance claims relating to cargo, ships, and piracy as well as disagreements between ship owners, seamen and passengers.

Seamen who are injured offshore are entitled to certain protections and benefits. This body of law applies to seamen, ship owners, and those who ship cargo via water.

Under maritime law, a ship owner is obligated to do the following:

  • To provide a vessel that is seaworthy, meaning it is maintained, equipped, and staffed
  • To provide maintenance and cure benefits to the injured seaman until he or she recovers

Maintenance and cure benefits are also designed to cover things such as food, rent, transportation, and other necessary expenses as determined by the courts. In addition, cure benefits would cover a variety of hospital and doctor bills. All concerns about obligations are expected to be resolved in the injured seaman’s favor.

Maritime Cases We Can Take

At Cunningham Bounds, our Mobile attorneys can handle maritime cases involving the following:

If you or someone you love has been injured on a ship or vessel while working, don’t hesitate to contact our attorney team of attorneys. We work hard to ensure that our clients are taken care of and fight to obtain maximum benefits and compensation on their behalf.

Cunningham Bounds has the knowledge and skill to guide you successfully through the investigative and settlement process to help you get the restitution to which you’re entitled. Since our firm was founded in 1958, we have worked to provide tailor-fit solutions to each client’s unique legal situation. Maritime accidents often involve serious injuries and even wrongful death. It’s important to have a firm on your side with extensive resources and years of experience.

Contact one of our maritime lawyers in Alabama at (251) 299-0101 to schedule a free initial consultation. 

The Cunningham Bounds Experience

  • With Us, It's Personal
    Throughout your case, our team will always be accessible, responsive, respectful, honest, and compassionate. Our clients can attest to our high level of service and the longstanding relationships we have forged with them.
  • Committed to Our Community
    We believe in giving back to our community. We provide pro bono (no cost) legal services to those in our community who can’t afford legal representation. We also support local charitable organizations by donating our time, money, and expertise.
  • With You to the End
    Unlike most plaintiff law firms, we have our own appellate practice, which means we can stay involved in your case throughout the appeals process. We keep fighting until the case is over.

Record-Breaking Verdicts & Settlements

  • Confidential Man Settles Over Burns From Workplace Explosion

    A confidential settlement was negotiated for a man who suffered severe burn injuries from an explosion and fire while tack-welding in the vicinity of an effluent tank aboard a test ship.

  • Confidential Settlement Reached for the Family of a Man Crushed Between Two Barges

    The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement for the family of a Jones Act Seaman crushed to death between two barges.

  • Confidential Settlement Negotiated for Family Over Man Crushed to Death

    Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement for the family of a man crushed to death by a barge lid.

  • Confidential Settlement Reached in Workplace Asphyxiation Case

    In 2010, a confidential settlement was obtained in this maritime death case. A coal cargo ship from the Ukraine was in port in Mobile and being offloaded at the docks.

  • Confidential Settlement Negotiated in Maritime Product Liability Lawsuit

    The firm achieved a personal injury settlement in this maritime product liability case regarding defective steering control.

Building Lasting Relationships
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