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Ross Diamond III

Ross Diamond III

Diamond Fuquay, LLC
  • Personal Injury, Maritime Law, Asbestos & Mesothelioma...
  • Alabama, Florida
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Representing injured people in Auto, Marine, Railroad and defective products.

Mr. Diamond received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in 1967, and graduated from the University of Alabama Law School with a Juris Doctor Degree in January 1969. He joined the law firm of his father and began a practice which has since concentrated in representing the victims of marine, railroad, industrial and motor vehicle accidents. He has accumulated 50 years of expertise in the Jones Act remedies for seamen and offshore oil employees, the FELA remedies for railroad employees, the remedies for longshoremen and shipyard workers under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and maritime law.,

His Bar Association and other professional organization committee chairmanships and offices held include the American Association for Justice where he has served as Chair of the Admiralty Law Section in 1985-1986 and again in 2007-2008. He is a member of the Railroad Law Section and one of the early members of the FELA Litigation Group of AAJ. He also served as State Delegate from 1992 through 1996. He has been a member of the Alabama Association for Justice since 1971, and had been a member of the Executive Committee of the Association from 1983 to 2014.

He has published articles on various admiralty topics in the Louisiana Law Review, Trial Magazine, the Alabama Trial Lawyers’ Journal, the Mississippi Trial Lawyers’ Voir Dire magazine and other publications. He has also been a speaker at more than thirty previous educational seminars on a variety of topics relating to admiralty law, personal and wrongful death.
He was the author of an Amicus Curiae Brief filed in the U. S. Supreme Court on behalf of AAJ in Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. v. Calhoun, 516 U.S.199 (1996), on the issue of damages recoverable for a non-employment death occurring on state waters.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Maritime Law
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Insurance Claims
Additional Practice Areas
  • Railroad-FELA
  • Car Accidents
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Alabama Association for Justice
Associtation for Justice
Diamond Fuquay, LLC
- Current
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent AAJ Admiralty Law Section Chair Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent a
University of Alabama School of Law
J.D. (1969)
Professional Associations
Alabama State Bar
Alabama Association for Justice
Member, Executive Committee
- Current
Maritime Law Association
- Current
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
- Current
American Association for Justice
Chair, Admiralty Law Section
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Chair, Admiralty Law Section
Articles & Publications
Unequal recovery for death on the high seas
American Association for Justice
Speaking Engagements
Recent Developments in Maritime Law, Cumberland Law School Seminar 2008, Mobile, Alabama
Recent Developments in Maritime Law, Cumberland Law School Seminar 2008, Mobile, Alabama
Recent Developments in Maritime Law, Cumberland Law School Seminar 2008, Mobile, Alabama
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN MARITIME LAW, Cumberland Law School Seminar, Mobile, Alabama
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Davey Jones: Seamen's Remedies for Railroad Lawyers, 2010 AAJ Convention, Railroad Section, Chicago
American Association for Justice
Davey Jones: Seamen's Remedies for Railroad Lawyers, 2010 AAJ Convention, Railroad Section, Chicago
American Association for Justice
Websites & Blogs
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7 Questions Answered

Q. If you believe a car malfunction led to your injuries who or what attorney would you try to get for that? Thank you
A: Depending on evidence in the case, Toyota could be named in the suit. Since you have a lawyer representing you, this is something to discuss with that lawyer.
Q. can power of attorney be appointed to a lawyer by the spouse of someone who is already in a coma.
A: A power of attorney by a comatose person would be invalid.
Q. I am being sued from an accident do they have the right to subpoena my medical records without my permission
A: The plaintiff in the case does have a right to issue subpoenas for your medical records, particularly those that relate to the accident. They can probably also obtain records covering all treatment you have had for a year or two before the accident. Your attorney can object and ask for a court ruling as to any records that are not relevant to the case.
Q. I had a train derail in my backyard April 6th and I was just wondering what needs to be done to comtactthe train company
A: You should contact a lawyer in your area and file a claim against the railroad for damage to your property, loss use of the house if you need to move out during repair. You may also have a claim for mental anguish,m if the law of Virginia allows that.
Q. can I sue for medical malpractice a wound that won't heal due to the negligence of hospital staff over 40 years ago?
A: You have waited far too long to pursue your claim. I do not know the California statute of limitations, but it cannot be anything close to 40 ytears.
Q. I am being sued over my dog biting someone that came in my house without my permission
A: If you have not already done so, contact your homeowner's insurance carrier to report the claim. The insurance company should defend the case and will employ a Mississippi lawyer to advise you on your liability.
Q. if a self-employed person is killed at work is his boss liable
A: You should consult an attorney in Illinois. Workers' compensation there may provide benefits even though the worker was called an "independent contractor. If not, the boss could be liable for any negligence or other wrongful that caused the death.
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