Dallas Maritime Lawyers
If you were injured on board a shop, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Dallas maritime lawyers can get you the medical treatment and compensation you deserve for any injuries you received while working on board a ship or a boat.
What is the Jones Act?
The Jones Act of 1920 covers seamen who are injured onboard a ship. This law allows an injured seamen to sue the party responsible for their injuries. Filing a claim under the Jones Act and maritime law is different than filing a personal injury or worker’s compensation lawsuit. To maximize your settlement, you need a lawyer that specializes in maritime injuries. The act also:
- Prevents foreign-flagged vessels from carrying goods between the mainland and the noncontiguous parts of the U.S.
- Requires all goods brought in by foreign-flagged vessels must travel to mainland ports instead of specific destinations
- Requires all foreign goods coming in by ship to be moved to U.S. flagged vessels for general distribution
When Should I file a Claim?
If you were injured at sea, call SMSH for a free consultation. Our lawyers are available to provide advice regarding your legal options. The statute of limitation varies depending on the type of maritime claim. Thus it is important to contact a Dallas maritime lawyer as soon as possible to make sure you receive justice.
How We Can Help
SMSH has more than 80 years of experience fighting insurance companies and negligent ship owners to get compensation for maritime victims. If you were injured and have rising medical bills, lost wages, or loss of property we are here to help you get your life back on track. Call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a free evaluation. Click to Call 713-364-0723