Ashburn Maritime Lawyers
What is Maritime Law?
Maritime law is applied when a worker is injured at sea. It governs matters that involve ships, insurance claims and civil matters that occur on the open water. An injured worker may be entitled to file claims under the Longshore and Harbormen’s Act or the Jones Act, depending on their employment status. The statute of limitations in place puts a restriction on the amount of time a worker has to pursue legal action against the negligent party. After this time has passed, a worker forfeits their rights to pursue legal action. Offshore injuries fall under different Federal and State law. The statute of limitation law varies per state. Since this type of case is time sensitive, it is vital that you get in touch with a maritime attorney to discuss legal options if you or a loved one have been injured in a maritime accident. SMSH, L.L.P are your go to maritime attorneys.
What Types of Claims Can I Make?
Maritime claims arise when workers are injured because of:
- Loss or damage of vessel from poor construction
- Sunken vessels
- Hazardous ship conditions
- Defective design
How can we help?
Our legal team has a comprehensive understanding of all the elements involved in building a maritime accident case. We can assist you in legal strategy, gathering evidence to make your case stronger, answering any legal questions and, most importantly, getting you the medical treatment and compensation you deserve. A settlement can assist you with any losses you incurred after your accident such as lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Our legal team will be there for you each step of the way so you don’t have to go through this alone. We understand that maritime accidents can happen morning, day or night, that’s why we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call today for a free consultation. – Click to Call 713-364-0723