Michael H. Joseph's answer If they slip because of a dangerous condition, you could be held liable under the General Maritime Law. You should be aware that maritime law has recognized the lack of non-skid paint aboard a vessel to be a dangerous condition, since it is forseeable that the walking surfaces will get wet.
Michael H. Joseph's answer It depends on how you were injured. If you were injured because there was a dangerous condition or because a parks department employee was negligent, you can sue, but have to sue in the Court of Claims. You also have to file a notice of intent to file a claim within 90 days of the incident.
Michael H. Joseph's answer If you were working aboard the vessel, you are entitled to cure, which means that your employer must pay your medical bills. Also you are entitled to maintenance, which is your basic living expenses while you are recuperating. You may also be able to sue your employer under the Jones Act or the General Maritime law, if you were injured because of a dangerous condition aboard the ship or negligence of the crew or captain.
Michael H. Joseph's answer It depends on what caused her to fall. In general businesses are only liable if someone gets hurt because they were negligent. So for example, if there was a defect on the floor or the floor had just been mopped and there was no sign, then potentially, there could be a case. On the other hand, if she just fell, there probably isn't a case, unless they knew she was weak and needed to be escorted.
Michael H. Joseph's answer You need to file a no fault Application with your insurance company right away so they will pay for your medical treatment. You can also sue the taxi driver. His excuses are nonsense because it is his responsibility to drive in a reasonable manner.
Michael H. Joseph's answer You are entitled to have your living expenses paid (maintenance) and your medical bills paid (cure). Also if you were injured because of a dangerous condition on a ship or a co-workers negligence, you can sue under the Jones Act for personal injuries and lost wages.
More information on the Jones Act is available at :
Michael H. Joseph's answer If the injured person was employed on the vessel then Federal maritime law applies. If the boat was in state territorial waters both state and federal maritime law apply. If the boat is beyond the state territorial waters when the injury occurs then Federal maritime law applies
Michael H. Joseph's answer If your husband was employed on a vessel, he is entitled to maintenance, which is the amount of money that he needs to live (ie, shelter food), while he recovers, as well as Cure, which is the payment of his medical bills, and if there was a dangerous condition aboard a ship, he can sue under the general maritime law doctrine of unseaworthiness. There are a lot of maritime standards which are published by the American Society for Material and Standards (ASTM) which apply to ships. If the...
Michael H. Joseph's answer Typically, a complaint must be filed in federal court under the general maritime law. More information, on the Jones Act and the General Maritime Law Doctrine of unseaworthiness can be found at
Michael H. Joseph's answer It depends on what caused you to fall. If it was a dangerous condition like a broken stairs, then you can sue. Basically you have to provide that the owner was careless or negligent in the maintenance of the building, and that is what caused your fall. But you cannot sue just because you fell.
Michael H. Joseph's answer You could file a fiance visa, when he enters the country you have 90 days to get married and submit an application to adjust his status to permanent resident. To have the fiance visa approved, you should gather as much proof as you can to show that the relationship is legitimate, i.e,. photos of you together, emails, etc.
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