Banning LLP is a personal injury law firm with a real depth of experience in maritime and admiralty claims. Located in Rancho Santa Fe, California, our attorneys represent seamen of U.S. and foreign flag vessels sailing worldwide that have a base of operations in the United States.
Our lawyers handle personal injury and wrongful death claims under the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and other U.S. laws protecting seamen, fishermen, harbor workers and their families. We also represent clients who are injured in accidents on land or who are victims of insurance bad faith.
Our thoroughness in preparing cases for trial helps us to avoid trial in most cases. Our attorneys obtain settlements in 95 percent of the cases we handle.
Our lawyers have years of experience protecting the rights of masters, pilots, engineers, deckhands, oil rig workers, fishermen, sport fishermen, divers, whale watchers, recreational boaters, boat passengers, jet skiers and seamen of all types.
Many of our severely injured clients have been left "high and dry" by their employers following an accident, with no money or access to medical care. That's where we step in and make a difference. When we represent a client, we don't treat him or her like just another case. We treat our clients like friends, working hard to improve their lives after a serious injury.
Over the past 30 years, our attorneys have represented seamen from a variety of nations, including American Samoa, Western Samoa, Guam, New Zealand, Portugal, Angola, Costa Rica, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Croatia, Mexico, Panama, Ghana, the Philippines, Ecuador, Brazil, the Marshall Islands and El Salvador.
Our lawyers have extensive experience helping foreign nationals obtain U.S. visas to get medical care in the United States.