Maritime Law in Newport, Oregon
The attorneys at BoatLaw, LLP realize the importance of maximizing your compensation for your injuries and will work hard to obtain the best possible result. They have successfully represented many people throughout the Pacific Northwest for over a decade.
Contact the maritime lawyers at BoatLaw, LLP by calling 1 (800) 262-8529 for a free and confidential consultation.
Lincoln County Admiralty Lawyer
Newport is a city in Oregon and a county seat of Lincoln County. Newport is also the home of Burrows House Museum a popular attraction in the area and is surrounded by Yaquina Bay which connects to the Pacific Ocean. Yaquina Bay is known for fishing, tourism, recreation, and research.
It is common for Newport residents to work at sea. This includes crewmembers and other workers who spend at least 30% of their time working aboard a U.S vessel in navigable waters who qualify for seaman status and, therefore, the protection provided by the Jones Act and general maritime law.
The Jones Act and general maritime law provide remedies for workers when they become seriously injured in an accident. Unfortunately, many maritime jobs have a high risk of causing injuries if proper steps aren’t taken to ensure workers’ safety.
Land jobs are governed by a certain different set of laws than jobs offshore or in navigable waters. Many times maritime incidents occur out of a worker’s immediate control and cause the worker to become seriously injured on the job.
Common Maritime Claims in Lincoln County
The BoatLaw, LLP represents injured workers in Newport, Astoria, and Portland, Oregon, as well as other areas throughout Lincoln County. Some types of cases our firm handles include, but are not limited to:
- Cruise ship workers
- Seaman and fisherman
- Wrongful death claims
- Dock and shipyard workers
- Boat passengers
- Ferry workers
- Commercial drivers
It is important to note that most of these claims have caused serious bodily injuries to a worker in order to file a claim, injuries must be above a serious injury threshold. You can contact the attorneys at BoatLaw, LLP to get an idea of what serious bodily injuries include.
Oregon Areas We Serve
Newport, Oregon has a population of about 10,000 and is located at the mouth of Yaquina Bay. The attorneys at BoatLaw, LLP have an office conveniently located in Portland, OR and will be able to review all of the details of your case and access your claim.
Some areas that we serve include Newport, Portland, and Astoria, Oregon. The list below is a sample and does not include all zip codes for the areas we serve in Oregon. Please contact the attorneys at BoatLaw, LLP by calling 1 (800) 262-8529 today to see if we can represent you.
Newport Oregon Zip Code’s: 97365
Portland Oregon Zip Code’s: 97206, 97202, 97266, 97201,97239,97219
Astoria Oregon Zip Code’s: 97103
Newport Oregon Additional Resources
Lincoln County Clerk
225 West Olive St Room 201
Newport, OR 97365
Lincoln County District Court
PO Box 329
Davenport, WA 99122
Office of Marine & Aviation Operations: View this website to see the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) hydrographic surveys, oceanographic research, and surveys on fishery vessels. Ships located in the Pacific are managed by the Marine Operations Center-Pacific, located in Newport, Oregon.
Find a Bellingham Washington Maritime Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact BoatLaw, LLP today at 1 (800) 262-8529 if you were injured in any type of maritime accident in Newport, Astoria, or Portland, Oregon. We also handle claims that arise from incidents throughout Lincoln County and surrounding areas.
It is best to discuss your case with one of our knowledgeable maritime law lawyers as soon as possible. The attorneys at BoatLaw, LLP can guide you through the claim process and will work diligently to recover compensation for your injuries.
BoatLaw, LLP has decades of combined experience representing clients with both routine and complex maritime cases throughout the state of Oregon.
This page was last updated on February 4, 2017