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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: How do I request charges to be dismissed at arraignment when I'm representing myself?

I went shopping at Wal-Mart last month and purchased a keyboard along with 3 other items. I went thru self checkout and paid for my items. Upon leaving the store an employee said something to me which I couldn't hear since I had headphones in watching a video. I walked to my car and headed home. 2... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 17, 2019

Walmart may have a video. Also if you know which register and the time you probably can get the computer records of Payments.

Hire a lawyer who can help you obtain them

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Child Support and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: How does attorney deal with the moral battle knowing about the court registry investment system and the effects

How does attorney deal with the moral battle knowing about the court registry investment system and the effects

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 16, 2019

From a practical standpoint, many attorneys do not stop and think to delve deeply into the moral issues because they tend to be more focused on its use as a tool for handling court registry funds. Their immediate attention tends to be more on individual cases.

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: List Two or three important cases regarding this particular article and section
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 11, 2019

Is this a homework question?

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: My husband was responsible for an injury on a rig - can the other guy sue us?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 28, 2018

Additional details are needed.

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: If the accident occurred while in port, what laws apply?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 23, 2018

It would depend on the capacity of the person at the time the accident occurred. Was the person a member of the vessel’s crew? Was the person a stevedore working for a cargo terminal? Was the person a welder, mechanic, or other shoreside contractor? Was the person a disembarking harbor pilot?... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: Where does my husband lodge a safety complaint? He works on a commercial boat.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 31, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance should be able to provide direction here. OSHA also provides information under the Seaman's Protection Act - https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3762.pdf.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: I was injured offshore in work-related accident. What's the maximum amount of maintenance I can get, and how soon?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 9, 2018

In general, reputable employers will take steps to arrange for maintenance payments soon after a preliminary investigation is able to verify the facts of an accident/injury. Maintenance is generally paid until the employee reaches maximum medical improvement. Some court decisions use similar terms... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: What is the statute of limitations under the Jones Act for injuries at sea?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 7, 2018

The statute of limitations for Jones Act cases is generally three years. This is a general answer and there are exceptions. If you are inquiring beyond learning general information, and you were in fact injured aboard a vessel, you should immediately consult with a attorney who is knowledgeable in... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: If two ships collide and I get injured while working on one, can I sue my employer for my injuries or would I need to

sue the other ship if it was at fault?

Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Charles Webb answered on Jul 25, 2018

It depends on a lot of things, for example was your employer at fault, are they properly paying your maintenance and cure, was the other vessel at fault. These and other questions need to discussed with a maritime lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: If I was injured while at sea but the boat owner isn't a US citizen, can I still sue in US court?
Michael A. Winkleman
Michael A. Winkleman answered on Jul 5, 2018

It depends. It doesn't really matter whether the shipowner is a US citizen, what matters is how much contact the boat has with the US or any particular state, in order to determine whether there is jurisdiction.

Are you a passenger or a crewmember?

4 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: How long do I have to file a claim if I get injured while working on a fishing boat?
Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Charles Webb answered on Jun 11, 2018

3 years for a Jones Act claim. Consult with a maritime attorney ASAP.

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: Is the Death On The High Seas Act a claim a family member can file in addition to a wrongful death claim, or instead of

one?

Michael A. Winkleman
Michael A. Winkleman answered on May 18, 2018

They are practically the same thing. If a death occurs on the high seas you must file a lawsuit under the death on the high seas act. There are very few exceptions to this.

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: I tried to file my maritime injury suit 14 months after i was injured but the other party claims I'm beyond the statute

of limitations. I thought I had 3 years to file my personal injury suit?

Joseph S. Stacey
Joseph S. Stacey answered on Apr 23, 2018

Are you a "passenger" on a cruise ship? Most often, a passenger's personal injury case is governed by a one year statute of limitation. A "seaman" has a three year statute of limitation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: Do offshore workers get workers comp?
Joseph S. Stacey
Joseph S. Stacey answered on Feb 20, 2018

Thank you for your question. The answer depends upon what “category” of worker you are talking about. A “seaman” would not be eligible or qualify for worker’s comp. A seaman’s remedy after being injured on the job falls under the "Jones Act” and General Maritime Law remedies,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: Is there a special workers comp law if you're injured while working at sea?
Joseph S. Stacey
Joseph S. Stacey answered on Jan 30, 2018

The answer depends upon what category of worker you fall into. If you are a seaman or fisherman, you would be covered by the "Jones Act" and general maritime law. If you are a longshoreman or harborworker, you would be covered by Longshore and Harborworkers Compensation Act (a worker's comp law).

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: What law enforcement agency has jurisdiction over criminal activity at sea?
Nicholas I. Gerson
Nicholas I. Gerson answered on Jan 2, 2018

Generally the FBI and local port authority.

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: Are cruise ships subject to admiralty law if I get injured on one?
Nicholas I. Gerson
Nicholas I. Gerson answered on Jun 6, 2017

Yes. Call me if you would like to discuss the facts of your case. 305-371-6000. You can also email me the details at info@gslawusa.com.

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: What are the key differences between maritime law and regular personal injury law? Can't I just hire a regular personal

attorney if I'm hurt while at sea?

Nicholas I. Gerson
Nicholas I. Gerson answered on Apr 28, 2017

The answer to your question is probably not. In maritime law cases, such as cruise ship accidents and injuries many cruise lines require claims brought in certain jurisdictions like federal court in Miami Florida. Maritime law also is a complete different body of law as opposed to state law. You... Read more »

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