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Atlanta Maritime Injury Attorneys – Georgia

Atlanta Maritime Injury Attorneys – Georgia

Overcoming injuries sustained in a maritime accident can prove to be much more difficult than recovering from a new car accident injury claim. Many of these injuries are life-altering and the results of the accident may affect you for many years. In addition to physical injuries, some accidents result in psychological trauma that can be just as harmful.

The physical and emotional trauma caused by a maritime accident is overwhelming enough on its own without factoring in legal complications associated with a maritime injury lawsuit. If you were involved in a watercraft collision, ferry boat crash, cruise ship incident, or another form of maritime transportation accident, it is important to find the most qualified Atlanta maritime injury lawyers at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP available to help you through this process.

WHAT IS MARITIME LAW?

A maritime lawyer works with specific cases that involve maritime law and the Jones Act. Maritime law governs matters that involve ships, shipping, insurance claims, and civil matters that occur in the fresh waters within the United States, as well as coastal lines of the U.S., like the Gulf of Mexico. Maritime law includes all commercial and private transportation of goods or passengers by sea. Also known as admiralty law, it governs all matters involving the use of ships, shipping goods, insurance claims, and all civil problems that happen on the open water. These laws are supported by the Jones Act and the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA).

WHAT IS THE JONES ACT?

The Jones Act, formally known as the Merchant Act of 1920, gives seamen certain rights when qualified under the act. This act gives our maritime lawyers the ability to take legal action against ship owners, ship captains as well as other crew members after an accident. If you were injured as a seaman, our firm can help you recover damages for lost wages and medical expenses.

Our maritime injury lawyers have the skills necessary to litigate on your behalf, from initial investigation to trial. Whether you or someone close to you has been involved in a shipwreck or similar maritime accident, Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP is prepared to help you receive just compensation for all of your losses.

WHEN SHOULD I FILE AN INJURY CLAIM?

It is vital if you have been involved in an accident on water that you contact an attorney. Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. are your go-to maritime attorneys in Atlanta. Some common types of injuries reported:

  • Defective design
  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Negligence by a co-worker
  • Sunken vessels from leaking oil
  • Loss of vessel from poor construction
  • Lack of proper safety training before permitting seamen to perform their duties
  • Failure to perform regular check-ups on all equipment and parts

Maritime workers injured on a ship or offshore accident deserve the best possible treatment. Maritime injury law is a complex area of the law, and it requires an experienced Atlanta maritime injury attorney to protect your rights.

HOW CAN AN ATLANTA MARITIME INJURY LAWYER HELP ME?

Our personal injury attorneys have years of experience and knowledge of maritime law in Atlanta. Here at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. we are dedicated to helping victims get the fair compensation that they are entitled to under the Jones Act and other maritime laws. The compensation will cover any losses after the accident such as; medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. Maritime accidents are hard to recover from without legal help. Let us help you recover compensation for medical bills and other damages following your severe personal injury.

We can assist you in developing a legal strategy, gathering evidence to make the case stronger, and answer any legal questions that you may have. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us today for a free evaluation.

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