California Tug & Barge Accident Lawyers

If You’ve Been Injured in a Tug or Barge Accident, Know Your Rights

A tug or barge accident injury is  just one type of personal injury claim that we specialize in when fighting for our clients’ rights in court. For more about our personal injury services, please see our “California Personal Injury Attorney” page. Or for other types of personal injury claims we support, see the links below.

Deckhands, mates, engineers and captains suffer many injuries onboard tugboats.  Line-handling, parting lines, slippery decks, falls off ladders, understaffed vessels and crew negligence all cause significant, serious and lasting injuries.  The risk for injury is even greater when the horsepower of a tug is combined with the weight of a barge.

Our Experience at Sea Makes Us Uniquely Qualified to Handle Tug & Barge Accident Injury Cases

Mark Venardi served in the United States Coast Guard for 5 years, performed search and rescue, over a period of 4 years at sea, he sailed the waters from Nova Scotia to Venezuela on the East, and from Alaska to Hawaii on the West.  He delivered 35 to 45 foot sailboats from New York to Florida.  Mark also worked on an offshore oil rig for approximately 1.5 years, and has been an avid sailor, motor boater, fisherman, wakeboarder, wake surfer, surfer, and waterman his entire adult life.

In addition to his personal life, Mark has been a practicing maritime or admiralty lawyer his entire legal career.  Based upon our practical experience and legal expertise, you could not be in better hands.  Venardi Zurada LLP is highly qualified to help injured barge and tugboat workers obtain compensation for their work-related injuries and we will aggressively and smartly pursue your claim.

As tugboat and barge accident attorneys we litigate all maritime injury cases in and throughout the State of California and in the California.  Call us now at 925-937-3900 to set up your free consultation and learn about your case, or contact us online. The consultation is free, and you do not owe us anything unless we make a make a recovery for you.

Why You Should Choose Our Attorneys to Help You

  • We have served the California for over 35 years
  • Honored with SuperLawyer, AV Rating, Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards
  • Respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, followed by jurors
  • Multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements; recovered tens of millions for our clients

Call Venardi Zurada LLP and our maritime injury attorneys will show you, not just tell you.  Our professional colleagues, experts, opponents, insurance companies and judges all know us as tough, hard-working, smart and strategic professionals that tear into big and tough cases and drive our strategy to maximize the results of each client matter.



If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, please call our California personal injury law firm at (925) 937-3900 or submit the form to the right for a free case review.

If we are able to take your case, there is never any fee or expense to you of any kind until you get paid! That means we pay all litigation costs which you will not be required to pay back, and we only get paid if you get paid.

We have four offices to serve you in Oakland, Orinda, Redding and Chico, and serve clients throughout the entire California including the entire Silicon Valley and throughout California.













1418 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612
PH: (510) 832-4295
PH: (510) 832-4298 (Español)
FX: (510) 832-4364

25 Orinda Way, Suite 250
Orinda, CA 94563
PH: (925) 937-3900
FX: (925) 937-3905

1650 Oregon Street, Suite 201
Redding, CA 96001
PH: (530) 830-FIRE

116 W 2nd Street, Suite 6
Chico, CA 95928
PH: (530) 830-3473

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President, Phoenix Logistics Inc.