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Las Vegas Maritime Injury Attorneys – Nevada

Las Vegas Maritime Injury Attorneys – Nevada

When you are dealing with the results of a maritime injury, turn to Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP for dedicated legal support. Our firm fights hard on behalf of injured clients and their families to ensure that they receive the compensation they deserve. With years of combined experience, our maritime injury lawyers have helped countless individuals move forward after an accident at sea or offshore. Getting the compensation you need to recover from your potentially serious injuries is our top priority, and we work tirelessly to achieve favorable results for every client. To learn more about the legal options available after you have been injured in a maritime accident, contact our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys today.

WHAT IS MARITIME LAW?

Maritime law governs matters that involve ships, shipping, insurance claims, and civil matters that occur on the fresh waters in the United States, as well as to the open water such as the Gulf of Mexico or along the coastline of the U.S.A. Maritime law also governs matters that involve ports, harbors, and the high seas. This includes accidents on the water (i.e., boating accidents), aircraft accidents over the open waters of the U.S., international waters, pier or dock accidents in which you get injured, cruise ship injury cases, or other types of commercial maritime injuries that occur while passengers are aboard a vessel.

The laws governing maritime law have evolved from maritime custom and tradition as well as federal mandates for safety regulations in an effort to protect passengers and crew members alike from being injured when on a boat or in a port area in a foreign country where there is inadequate oversight by local authorities concerning their health and safety concerns while traveling in these areas.

In order to better understand what a maritime injury is, contact our law firm today to get the help you need.

WHAT IS THE JONES ACT?

Maritime attorneys focus on issues that pertain to maritime law, but also to the Jones Act.  The rules governing who qualifies as a Jones Act seaman, as well as what kinds of sea vessels are covered by the Jones Act are confusing. The Jones Act allows a maritime lawyer to bring legal actions on the behalf of an injured seaman, against ship owners, ship captains, or other crew members after an accident has occurred.

WHEN SHOULD I FILE A CLAIM?

If you are involved in a maritime accident, consult an attorney that specializes in maritime law immediately to recover damages. It is possible that your claim may be barred by the time limit on the statutes of limitations. However, if you are within your rights, filing a claim as soon as possible is important to build your case against the at-fault party.

Those affiliated with the Maritime Industry such as longshore workers involved with loading/unloading cargo ships can claim damages if they are injured on the job.

The average personal injury lawyer isn’t going to know all of the evolving fine points of maritime, but the accomplished Las Vegas maritime attorneys of Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. will. Common personal injury filed by crew members can be:

  • Defective design
  • Hazardous ship conditions
  • Sunken vessels from leaking oil
  • Loss of vessel from poor construction
  • Pollution

HOW CAN MARITIME ATTORNEYS IN LAS VEGAS HELP ME?

Our attorneys have years of experience and knowledge of maritime law in Las Vegas. 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.

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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