Articles Written by Jon Montagna

Jon has been practicing law for over 20 years and in that time has successfully fought and won hundreds of suits, including cases involving severe and catastrophic injuries. After starting his career in law representing clients in personal injury, auto accident, and truck litigation, Jon now focuses on cases involving maritime injuries and accidents, including Jones Act claims, general maritime law, admiralty law, and Longshore Act claims.
Maritime Accidents on International Waters

Maritime Accidents on International Waters

Currently, 5,000 seamen are employed in the United States, according to Zippia. These individuals face various potentially dangerous situations in their day-to-day activities, working in jobs excavating natural resources, working on pipelines, doing scientific...

What is Cure and Maintenance?

What is Cure and Maintenance?

One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson enacted the Jones Act to protect the U.S. shipping industry. The Jones Act was a vitally important piece of legislation that offered protection, security, and stability to U.S. maritime workers, including the right to...

What To Do After a Boating Accident

What To Do After a Boating Accident

Boating accidents are an entirely different entity than car accidents because of the likelihood of personal injury, damage to the vessel, and the possibility of drowning. Since handling boating accidents are so different from car accidents, many questions can arise:...

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act is a federal law that provides medical and other benefits to longshoremen, harbor workers, civilian employees on military bases worldwide, and many other maritime employees. Read on to learn if you qualify for...

Wrongful Death at Sea

Wrongful Death at Sea

An unfortunate factor of maritime work is that death is a real possibility. And every year, many of those deaths related to maritime accidents were avoidable. Seamen, fisherman, and other maritime workers often work under unsafe conditions, on vessels that are not...

The Jones Act & Compensation for Injured Seamen

The Jones Act & Compensation for Injured Seamen

Working as a seaman can be a dangerous job with heightened risks of serious injury due to the conditions that these men and women are exposed to on a daily basis. Despite this heightened risk, seamen are excluded from federal or state-based workers’ compensation laws...