Rutter Mills Wins $1.365 Million for Maritime Worker Injured on the Water

Rutter Mills Wins $1.365 Million for Maritime Worker Injured on the Water

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Maritime Worker Gets Justice After an Accident

Rutter Mills is pleased to announce our client recently received the justice they deserved after a maritime injury.

Our client, a tugboat deckhand with a lifetime’s worth of experience on the water, was injured while helping bring a large barge into the dock of a commercial pier. The barge struck the pier in the process of this work. Upon impact, our client fell approximately 20 feet onto the concrete below, causing him to sustain feet and ankle fractures. His injuries have required extensive surgeries and he will no longer be able to work on the water or in any kind of heavy labor capacity.

While the defense argued liability, Rutter Mills attorneys Adam Lotkin and Brother Rutter fought hard to prove otherwise. They were successful in not only establishing liability but also in demonstrating the long-term suffering the accident will cause their client in the future.

Before trial, a settlement was negotiated, and our client was awarded $300,000 in past medical costs, $50,000 in future medical expenses, $50,000 in lost income, and $1,000,000 in lost future earning capacity. The entire team of maritime lawyers at Rutter Mills is proud to have helped our client get the justice he deserved in this extraordinary maritime law case.

Talk to a Maritime Injury Lawyer

Insurance claims resulting from accidents on the water fall under a different body of law than accidents on land. If you have been injured at sea, it’s important to speak with an experienced maritime lawyer, like the team at Rutter Mills.

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