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Longshore Act 905(b) Vessel Owner Lawsuits
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"Longshore 905(b) vessel owner negligence cases are often overlooked. If you have a serious Longshore injury aboard ship, you need to see if you have a 905(b) case." Longshore 905(5) Attorney Bill Turley
Don't Start Your Case Playing Catch Up
The most effective time to call us is right at the beginning-especially if you're filing for Longshore Act benefits. There is no time like now to find experienced legal help. Insurance companies adjusters and lawyers routinely deny claims or stop certain benefits. Not having your lawyer in place before you have your benefits denied can weaken your case because tight deadlines often leave too little time to gather the necessary medical exams and records for building a solid case. The best way to avoid this scenario is by contacting us before you think you might need a lawyer, so we can begin to educate you about the steps you'll face ahead.
The last thing you want to do is to start your case while trying to play catch-up with the insurance company. Just like in sports, it is best to be ahead and stay ahead with your case. Don't take the chance that you will be playing catch-up with the insurance company and their lawyers.
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Having a lawyer who is experienced in handling Longshore Act matters and dealing with insurance companies can mean all the difference between receiving medical treatment that is going to get your better and not obtaining the benefits you deserve under California workers compensation laws.
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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC lawyers can help you locate the best medical providers for your injuries. They stand up to the LHWCA insurance company that is trying to keep you from getting needed medical treatment and weekly compensation benefits. They make sure you follow the complex Longshore Act procedures and make sure you are timely with all case deadlines. They can help get your case resolved if you need to go on with your life.
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Duties Vessel Owners owe to Longshoreman in the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit applies to LHWCA workers that are injured in the following States: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
In order to prevail in a Longshore Act 905(b) vessel owner negligence case the injured Longshoreman must introduce evidence that the hazard was such that an expert and experienced stevedore would not "be able by the exercise of reasonable care to carry on its cargo operations with reasonable safety to persons and property."
"It is this additional showing that is absent in almost every 905(b) case that does not prevail," Longshore Act specialist Bill Turley notes.
The burden of proving actionable negligence under these duties is with the injured Longshoreman.
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