Jacksonville Maritime Lawyers
About 95% of cargo is imported to the United States through seaports. Therefore,
maritime law affects thousands of businesses and workers around the world, directly or indirectly. The law also governs workers who are injured at sea and covers:
- Civil matters
- Insurance claims
If your case falls under maritime law, including the Jones Act, then it’s important to find a local offshore injury lawyer in Jacksonville.
Why a Maritime Lawyer?
Maritime law firms represent clients who have suffered an injury while working on a ship or other offshore vessel. Maritime admiralty law is different from personal injury and worker’s compensation. An injured worker can file claims under the Longshore and Harbormen’s Act or the Jones Act, depending on his or her employment status. These types of cases can get very tricky, so it is in your best interest to contact a maritime attorney if you have or a loved one has been injured at sea. Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P are your go-to maritime attorneys in the Jacksonville area.
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The statute of limitation limits the amount of time a worker has to pursue legal action
against another party. Do not overlook your injuries and let time pass. As soon as the deadline expires, you forfeit your rights to pursue legal action. Since this law varies per state, contact a longshoremen lawyer at SMSH so we can determine how much time you have to pursue legal action.
We can answer any other legal questions that you may have, as well as gather evidence to build your case and help you get a settlement. A settlement is used to assist you with any damages that you may have suffered after your accident, like medical bills or lost wages.
Do not go through this alone. Hire a top-rated maritime injury attorney in Jacksonville—a lawyer who knows how to represent your interests. Our team will be right by your side to walk you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation with a Jacksonville maritime lawyer. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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