The second largest port in the United States (just behind New York City), Baltimore services over-two thirds of the Eastern Seaboard in shipping and industry and has been doing so for over 300 years. That much traffic means plenty of maritime workers – and sometimes maritime workers need an experienced maritime lawyer like Dennis O’Bryan.
The varied nature of shipments arriving at and departing from Baltimore means there’s plenty of opportunity for accidents. Recent incidents in the Baltimore harbor have involved both onboard accidents as well as ship-to-shore accidents such as collisions with hardware (cranes, towers) or even the harbor itself, as the constant traffic and tricky navigation combine to create any number of maritime workplace hazards. Maryland was ranked ninth in the nation in boating accidents as of 2014 with over 100 reported accidents resulting in at least 14 deaths.
But despite all of the commercial boats passing through the harbor, Baltimore still has plenty of space for more recreational activities. The state of Maryland sports 8 state parks with their own lakes and harbors for pleasure boating, many connected to the shores of Baltimore. If you’re looking for a challenge, Baltimore has more than enough fishing tours and groups to pick from. Or maybe you just want to relax – you’ve got plenty of yacht clubs and leisure tours to pick from, and you can even take a water taxi through the city to get to where you’re going.
With all the beautiful waterways and ways to explore them, your time working or playing in Baltimore might result in the need for a tough and experienced maritime lawyer.* When needed, the firm of O’Bryan Baun Karamanian is willing to travel wherever needed to get the details on your case and ensure you get the justice you deserve. If you’ve experienced an injury working, living, or relaxing on the water and you want to ensure you get your needed compensation, then call us today.
*Dennis M. O’Bryan is enrolled to practice before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals which hears appeals from the federal district courts of Maryland. In those federal district courts in which he is not generally admitted to practice, such as Baltimore, he gains admission pro hac vice, on a case by case basis, by securing the sponsorship of a reputable local attorney. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, where his office is located.