The firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros has successfully been representing people that suffered injuries as a result of
using or being injured by a boat for over forty (40) years.
Jaroslawicz & Jaros has represented many members of the New York City Police Department that were assigned to
its Maritime division who were injured while on the job.
Jaroslawicz & Jaros was the first law firm in New York to develop and use the theory that since the Police
Officers were working on navigable waters that they were protected by the provisions of the “Jones Act". The “Jones
Act" was intended to protect and make it easier to recover compensation for those who were injured while working on
In a case where our client was injured and alleged a violation of the Jones Act, which law applied to a police
officer who worked in the NYPD Harbor Unit and who was injured while employed on a boat David
Jaroslawicz had the privilege to argue the appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the
Second Circuit. In Oxley v. New York, No. 90-7555, United States Court of Appeals for the
Second Circuit, 923 F.2d 22. The issue was whether a crew member was entitled to a jury trial on
unseaworthiness and Jones Act claims because he presented evidence that employer negligence played a part in
producing his injury and raised issues of defect and insufficiency in the vessel’s equipment. Jaroslawicz
& Jaros then proceeded to trial and were successful in obtaining a substantial jury verdict.
In an admiralty case Jaroslawicz & Jaros were successful in the case of Murillo v. Caddell Dry
Dock & Repair Co., 05 Civ. 3202 (NRB) , United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The
Court found that the suit fell within court’s admiralty jurisdiction because repairs to a tugboat even while in
ordinary dry dock were made in water, not on land.
Jaroslawicz & Jaros were successful in the case of Carter v. Ogden Marine, Inc., No. 81 Civ.
0024 (Mil), United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The court found that the wife of an
injured seaman was entitled to present her claim for relief for loss of society based on her husband’s injuries to
the jury and was entitled to recover if the injuries were attributed to the unseaworthiness of the vessel.
At Jaroslawicz & Jaros we have been successful in representing many persons who were injured on various ships
and boats, including cruise ships, of all types.
If you or a loved one were injured in a Boating Accidents and are in need of legal assistance,
call Jaroslawicz & Jaros at 212.227.2780, or toll free in New York 800.269.2780, or submit an online questionnaire.
The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee
basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a
lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call to ensure
that you do not waive your right to compensation. Or you can email us at email@example.com.