New York City, NY asked in Admiralty / Maritime for New York

Q: If I was injured as a result of one of my crewmate's negligence but they have no assets, can I sue the ship owner for

medical expenses instead?

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Michael H. Joseph
Michael H. Joseph
PREMIUM
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  • Maritime Law Lawyer
  • White Plains, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes. The employer and ship are both liable for a crew injury.

Aubrey Claudius Galloway agrees with this answer

Aubrey Claudius Galloway
Aubrey Claudius Galloway
Answered
  • Scarsdale, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes you can as they are vicariously liable for the act of your crewmates negligence. You should name your crewmate, The owner of the ship, the operator of the ship and the captain of the ship. All three are vicariously liable for the acts of your crewmate. In addition to being an Attorney I am also US Coast Guard certified Captain so I handle these matters from time to time. If you have any questions I offer a free consultation and can be reached at 914-912-1555. Best. Capt. Aubrey C. Galloway III, Esq

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