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Hawaii Catamaran Accident Lawyer

Hawaii Catamaran Injury Attorney Preston Easley Helps Victims of Multihull Boats and Catamaran Accidents in Honolulu and Throughout HI

Catamarans are fast boats that can carry several passengers. The modern catamaran has a motorized engine and a sail for propulsion over water. These vessels are often used in sports sailing as well as for recreational purposes. Catamarans have become even more popular than ferries and can offer quite the adventure for tourists. However, the fun can quickly turn into horror when a catamaran accident occurs. Attorney Preston Easley, a Hawaii catamaran accident lawyer will fight on your behalf to recover maximum compensation for your injuries and damages. 

Preston Easley has extensive experience in maritime law. He is a former Navy and has worked in the maritime industry. He provides a unique perspective on maritime accidents. He has represented a wide variety of injury victims ranging from longshoremen to passengers and crew. You can rely on his experience and knowledge to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf. 

Maritime Accident Lawyer Preston Easley is a Graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. You Can Rely on His Expertise in Maritime Law to Protect Your Rights. Contact Him Today For a Free Consultation About Your Case.

Hawaii Catamaran Accident Lawyer Representing Injury Victims Exposed to Dangers of Catamarans 

Catamarans offer great fun and adventure for thrill-seekers. In fact, these vessels are becoming more popular than ferries as a means of transport. However, catamarans present a wide variety of safety issues. These include: 

  • Exposure to lighting strikes – Catamarans are more exposed to lighting strikes than conventional monohulls. When lightning strikes the mast, it can snap off and cause injury or even kill the passengers and crew. 
  • The danger of destruction in bad weather – Catamarans pose a high risk for catastrophic loss when sailing downwind. 
  • Lack of experienced crew –Unlike with other vessels, many of the sailors and owners of catamarans are inexperienced or lack a high level of technical nautical skill. Many of these sailors and owners like catamarans for the speed and thrill they provide. They are therefore more prone to taking risks that can lead to accidents. 
  • Inadequate repair – the structure of a catamaran limits dockage options. It can therefore be difficult to access various parts for repair. This adversely affects repair costs and options. Many owners may opt-out of important repairs to cut down costs. 

Whether you have been injured in a catamaran crash or have lost a loved one in an accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. Attorney Preston Easley provides free consultation for victims of maritime accidents as well as families of victims that have died in fatal accidents. Book your appointment for a free consultation with Preston Easley. Find out what your rights are and how you can recover compensation for your injuries and other damages. 

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley for Free Consultation with an Experienced Hawaii Catamaran Accident Lawyer 

Hawaii Catamaran Accident Lawyer

Have you or a loved one been injured in a catamaran accident? You may be entitled to compensation. However, recovering compensation from the catamaran owner or captain can be a complex process. this is because Maritime law is applied in these cases. This is quite different from the general civil law under which most types of personal injury cases fall. It is critical to have your case handled by a skilled and experienced Hawaii Catamaran accident lawyer. 

Attorney Preston Easley is experienced in maritime law. He has been fighting on behalf of injured crewmen, shipyard workers, boat crews, and passengers in Hawaii and California for years. With his background in the Navy as well as in the Maritime Industry, he will provide you with a unique perspective of maritime law and boat accidents. Contact the law offices of Preston Easley and book your free initial consultation. Learn about your rights and what your options are. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Hawaii Catamaran Boat Accidents 

What is a catamaran accident and why do they happen?

Catamarans are traditional boats that have been used in the Pacific for thousands of years. They feature two parallel hulls that are joined together by a frame or other structure. Traditional catamarans had sails and oars to propel them. Modern catamarans have engines. Catamarans are fast and can hold many passengers. They are often used for sports sailing. 

Catamaran accidents can occur for a number of reasons including: 

— Operator errors. This may be due to a lack of experience or simply bad judgment by the pilot. 
— Operator inattention due to distractions 
— Use of alcohol or drugs. This slows down the pilot’s reflexes and clouds their judgment. They are unable to control the catamaran or avoid dangerous situations. 
— Reckless behavior such as excessive speeding or turning suddenly can result in injuries 
— Equipment failure such as when these old or unsafe masts snapped and killed passengers. 
— Improper lookout 
— Violation of navigational rules 
— Poor weather conditions 
— Environmental factors such as lightning, volcanic eruptions, and much more.

Whether you’ve been injured in a catamaran crash or have lost a loved one in a drowning accident, you can rely on Preston Easley Esq. for representation in your case. Contact us now to book a free consultation and learn your rights and options. 

How can a Hawaiian catamaran accident lawyer help me?

If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in a catamaran accident, hiring a catamaran accident lawyer will increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation for your injuries and damages. An attorney with experience and in-depth knowledge of maritime law like Preston Easley will assess your case and help you understand your legal rights as well as the options available to you. Your lawyer will develop an effective strategy to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. 

Lawyers have access to resources that you don’t. They will gather evidence and build a strong claim for you. They will negotiate on your behalf to ensure that your best interests are considered in getting a settlement. They will also handle all the paperwork and will represent you in court if your case goes to trial. A lawyer will handle all aspects of your case so you can focus on your recovery and getting your life back in order. 

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Cases We Handle

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    Longshoremen & Shipyard Workers

    Longshoring and shipyard work are very dangerous occupations. Workers in these fields, along with marine construction workers, are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, a very generous no-fault workers’ compensation system. It covers medical expenses, temporary disability, permanent disability and vocational rehabilitation.

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    Jones Act Seamen

    A seaman is a member of the crew of a vessel or group of vessels under common ownership or control. The vessel can be anything from a raft to a cargo ship. We represent seamen who work aboard recreational vessels, tugboats, dredges, barges, skiffs, workboats and cargo ships. We also represent seamen who are marine construction workers

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  • Diving

    We represent people who have been injured in SCUBA diving accidents and Commercial diving accidents. We also handle diving boat accidents. Diving can be very dangerous. We successfully represented a commercial diver who was seriously injured while cleaning the propeller of a U.S. Navy ship at Pearl Harbor

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    Construction & Industrial Accidents

    Construction and industrial sites can be very dangerous. Although you generally cannot sue your own employer for a construction site or industrial accident (generally workers’ compensation is your exclusive remedy against your employer) there are many circumstances in which you can file a third party lawsuit against an entity other than your employer for an unsafe condition at a work site which causes you to be injured

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    Crane & Forklift Accidents

    The Easley firm has extensive experience with crane and forklift accidents and workplace accidents involving dangerous equipment and machinery. These accidents can be caused by operator error and they can be caused by the unsafe and defective condition of the equipment

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    Motor Vehicle & Truck Accidents

    Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injury and death. These kinds of accidents can involve automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and unsafe road design and unsafe road conditions

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    Passenger Vessel Accidents

    Passenger accidents are common on recreational vessels, catamarans, tour boats and cruise ships.  They are frequently caused by rough sea conditions and unsafe conditions aboard the vessels.  The Easley firm has extensive experience in the field of maritime law.  We have made new law in the field of maritime law with numerous precedent setting decisions in the State Appellate Courts, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court

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  • Defense Base Act

    The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act which covers civilian employees of U.S. defense contractors injured overseas, including war zones. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensations Act as extended by the Defense Base Act is a very generous no fault workers’ compensation system

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Areas Where We Practice

Preston Easley is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He served five years of active duty as a Naval officer — three years as a deck officer on a fast frigate and two years as a patrol boat skipper. Mr. Easley also served aboard a tank landing ship in the reserves.




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Preston Easley is an experienced lawyer with considerable expertise in handling federal and state personal injury cases. He will aggressively seek the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. Attorney Easley represents victims of serious and fatal accidents involving cars, trucks, construction projects and maritime work.

Construction Workers We Help

  • Crane and Forklift Operators
  • Pile Drivers
  • Scaffold Workers
  • Iron Workers
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Operating Engineers
  • Electricians

Maritime Workers We Help

  • National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) Shipyard Workers
  • Manson Construction Company Workers
  • Manson Dredging Workers
  • Dutra Dredging Workers
  • Commercial Divers
  • Scuba Divers
  • Commercial Fisherman
  • Government Maritime Claims Against the Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, or the US Coast Guard, etc.
  • Marine Construction Workers
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Workers
  • Seamen
  • Shipyard Workers
  • YYK Enterprises, Inc.
  • Pacific Tugboat Service
  • Long Beach Container Terminal
  • Tugboat, Dredge, Longshoremen, and Ferry Workers
  • Barge Crews and Barge Workers
  • Marisco Limited
  • HL Welding
  • SSA Marine
  • Catalina Express
  • R.E. State Engineering
  • Shimmick Construction
  • Nova Group
  • American Scaffolding
  • Safway Scaffolding
  • Kirby Tugs
  • Crowley Tugboats
  • P&R Water Taxi
  • Continental Maritime
  • Pacific Ship Repair
  • Seaward Marine
  • Healy Tibbitts
  • General Construction
  • BAE Shipyards
  • South Coast Welding
  • Matson
  • Pasha
  • Hawaii Stevedores, Inc.
  • McCabe, Hamilton & Renny
  • Young Brothers
  • Sause Bros.
  • Foss Maritime
  • Fenix Marine Services
  • ITS
  • Total Terminals
  • TraPac
  • PCMC
  • Maersk
  • Yang Ming
  • China Overseas Shipping
  • Evergreen

Boating Accidents

  • Catamaran Accidents
  • Charter and Tour Boats
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Passenger Accidents
  • Jet Ski and Personal Watercraft
  • Motorboat Accidents
  • Recreational Accidents
  • Scuba Diving Accidents
  • Speed Boat Accidents
  • Yachts and Sail Boat Accidents
  • Repair Accidents
  • Crew Accidents
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