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The Secret to Winning Your 905(b) Vessel Owner Negligence Lawsuit

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“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”

When it comes to Longshore Act Cases, nothing is more important than telling the truth. Nothing is more important than your credibility. You need to be up front and honest about every detail about your case. 

Do not exaggerate the fine print. If a judge suspects your not being truthful, then they will dismiss your case. Always be honest. Always tell the truth.

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How to win your 905(b) Vessel Owner Negligence Case

If you are a longshoreman that is seriously injured while on the vessel, you may realize that you have a Longshore Act case (read: Federal workers' compensation case) against the stevedore employer.

But did you also know that you may also have a lawsuit against the vessel owner?  And that you can potentially recover a lot more money from the vessel ownere than from the Longshore workers' compendation case?

For example, with the 905(b) case you can recover pain and suffering and past and future wage loss. You can't recover these damages from your Longshore case.  We are talking - potentially - a lot more fair of a result.


It isn't fair

Let's face - not getting money for your pain and suffering just isn't fair. Not getting compensated for all you past and future wage loss, just isn't fair.

What is fair is getting money damages for ALL your losses and injuries.

Interested?  ... Read on.

This article explains a lot:

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.


The Secret to Winning Your 905(b) Vessel Owner
Negligence Lawsuit

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.

What does this mean in the real world:

You need a quailfied Stevedore  expert to explain to the court and jury that the hazard or danger 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.

Remember - Always tell the truth

When you come into court and ask for money your credibility is always at issue. Always tell the truth. The insurance company usually knows the answer to every question their lawyer asks you. You play into their hands when you don't tell the truth. Always tell the truth.


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