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Dallas Maritime Injury Attorneys – Texas

Dallas Maritime Injury Attorneys – Texas

Maritime accidents that occur to harbor workers, offshore drilling workers, seamen, and other maritime workers can be complex and overwhelming. Maritime law is nuanced, specific, and constantly changing to keep up with the ever-evolving industry. When you’re dealing with employers that have teams of lawyers protecting them, you need an equally dedicated team of attorneys who will strap on the gloves and go to battle for your rights. You need maritime injury attorneys to help you get the justice you deserve for your maritime accident injuries. Hiring a maritime injury attorney from our Jones Act and personal injury law firm can make a major difference in your life.

Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP in Dallas stands ready to advocate for you or a loved one you may be caring for due to injuries sustained in a maritime accident. We are committed personal injury attorneys willing to fight aggressively for justice on your behalf when it comes to offshore drilling accidents, ship collisions, vessel injuries, or other maritime work accidents.

If you were injured onboard a ship, 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 onboard a ship or a boat.

WHAT IS THE JONES ACT?

The Jones Act of 1920, also known as the Merchant Marine Act, covers seamen who are injured onboard a ship. This law allows 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 Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. 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. The sooner you file, the likelier it is that evidence needed to win your case will be preserved. You should call right away because the time constraints are strict, and ignoring this important rule could result in losing your rights to damages.

Our experienced maritime injury attorneys understand that whether you’re moving tons of cargo across the Atlantic Ocean or making a living working on a harbor, you deserve fairness when it comes to compensation for injuries sustained during work. If you were injured while working on a vessel or if you were involved in an offshore accident, Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. can help you recover damages for your injuries.

WHAT DAMAGES AM I ELIGIBLE TO CLAIM?

Depending on your circumstances, you may need help filing a workers’ compensation claim or filing a personal injury claim for your maritime accident or offshore accident. Our experienced team of Maritime accident attorneys can help you find the solution that is right for your case. We can fight to recover damages for:

Medical expenses – medical expenses that can be covered include medical bills, ambulance fees, prescriptions, and hospital stays.

Loss of income – if you are unable to work because of your injuries, you can claim lost wages. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury, you may have to file a workers’ compensation claim in order to receive benefits for lost income. If this is your situation, our team will fight hard for you in court so that you receive an award that fairly compensates you for your time off work.

Loss of consortium – loss of consortium refers to financial support someone provides (i.e., food and housing). You can sue for damages related to lack of support due to another person’s injury or illness.

Punitive damages – punitive damages compensate victims who were injured by extremely reckless or negligent behavior.

The factors that play into the outcome of your case will be unique to you and your situation, but we can help you determine what damages may apply in your case. Our maritime lawyers understand all types of accidents and injuries associated with work at sea, and we want to come up with a strategy for success on your case.

Whether it was faulty equipment, unsatisfactory training, negligence, confusion, distractions, operator error, or willful misconduct that led to your maritime injury or offshore accident on a ship or oil rig, you may still be able to recover damages. The first step is consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in Jones Act cases. Much of our caseload involves claims under the Jones Act or other federal statutes related to the maritime industry.

HOW CAN A MARITIME INJURY LAWYER IN DALLAS HELP ME?

Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. has 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.

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