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Maritime Accidents

Hawaii Maritime Accident Lawyer

Maritime Injury Lawsuits in Hawaii

As the only state comprised solely of islands, Hawaii depends on its maritime industry, seamen, and longshore workers to keep our islands operational. And while maritime workers may be compensated well, they face significant risks of injury or death simply by nature of their work.

If you or someone you love were injured at a port, on a vessel, or in another maritime setting, Bostwick & Peterson, LLP can review your case and discuss how we may be able to help you fight for a financial recovery. We also fight for victims injured in cruise ship and recreational tour boat accidents.

  • Our firm has recovered over $1 billion in compensation for clients.
  • We’ve won record-setting results in California, Hawaii, Colorado, and other states.
  • We’ve earned U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms” highest Tier 1 rating.

Whether you were injured in Hawaii waters, Honolulu Harbor, Sand Island, Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, Kewalo Basin, Kahului Harbor, or Hilo Harbor, our maritime accident attorneys are here to help. Call or contact us online for a FREE consultation.

Maritime Accident Cases We Handle

Bostwick & Peterson is led by two of the nation’s most respected trial lawyers: James S. Bostwick, an invited member of the Inner Circle of Advocates (an exclusive group of the nation’s 100 best plaintiffs’ lawyers) and Erik L. Peterson, who has successfully tried Maritime cases and is listed in Hawaii Super Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America.

Together, our Partners leverage decades of experience to help clients fight for full financial recoveries in a range of complex claims. This includes maritime cases involving:

  • Jones Act claims
  • Longshore worker injuries
  • Port facility accidents
  • Cruise ship accidents
  • Crane, forklift, and other dangerous machinery
  • Falling objects or cargo
  • Negligent ship / vessel maintenance
  • Unseaworthiness claims
  • Failure to pay maintenance and cure benefits
  • Construction accidents
  • Tour boat, catamaran, diving boat, and passenger injuries
  • Defective products

The risks of longshore work and working on ships are well known, which is why federal maritime law ensures that these workers have the right to recover financial compensation when they are hurt on the job. However, not all lawyers are experienced in handling maritime claims and not every maritime lawyer has the resources to take on powerful companies that do everything they can to pay less.

At Bostwick & Peterson, we’re equipped with the tools to help injured longshore workers, seamen, and others in the maritime industry fight back after being injured on the job.

Recoverable Damages in Maritime Accident Claims

  • Medical bills
  • Future expected medical expenses
  • Lost income and future wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other economic and non-economic damages
  • Punitive damages (in limited cases involving egregious negligence)

Request a FREE Review of Your Case

At Bostwick & Peterson, we know accidents disrupt the lives of victims and their loved ones. That’s why we go the extra mile to ensure our clients can focus on recovering physically and repairing their lives while we fight on their behalves. Our firm:

  • Offers FREE consultations.
  • Doesn’t charge up-front fees.
  • Collects a fee only if we win.

To discuss a potential maritime accident lawsuit with a Hawaii attorney from Bostwick & Peterson, call or contact us online. We proudly serve clients across the islands from our Honolulu office.

Nationally Recognized Law Firm

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Invitation-only organization of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Former President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • Super Lawyers 2020
    Super Lawyers 2020

    James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    An invitation-only group of top trial lawyers in the nation.

    ~Hawaii Chapter~

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

    James Bostwick is a nationally certified medical malpractice specialist and founding member.

  • The Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America

    Recognized since its inception in 1983 by this peer-reviewed publication, comprised of the best legal talent in the world.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    Recognized for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers.

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    James Bostwick & Erik Peterson are listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    An exclusive group limited to less than 1% of U.S. attorneys who have won multi-million dollar results.

  • Lawdragon

    James Bostwick inducted into the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.

  • Expertise - Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Honolulu 2024
    Expertise - Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Honolulu 2024

    Selected to the 2024 Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Honolulu list by Expertise.

  • Expertise - Best Wrongful Death Attorneys in Honolulu 2024
    Expertise - Best Wrongful Death Attorneys in Honolulu 2024

    Selected to the 2024 Wrongful Death Attorneys in Honolulu list by Expertise.


Why Choose Bostwick & Peterson, LLP?

  • James Bostwick Is A Nationally Certified Specialist By The American Board Of Professional Liability
  • Included In The List Of "Best Lawyers In America" By U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Since Its Inception In 1983
  • James Bostwick Received The Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award Of Merit"
  • Invite-Only Member Of The Inner Circle of Advocates, Limited To The Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers
  • Record-Setting Verdicts & Settlements In Four States, For Malpractice, Truck, And Auto Accidents
  • Best Lawyers® Trial Lawyer Of The Year In 2012

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