New York Maritime Lawyers
What is Maritime Law?
Maritime law governs matters involving ships, shipping, insurance claims and civil matters occurring on open water. Approximately 95% of cargo is imported to the United States through seaports, so maritime law effects businesses and employees around the world directly or indirectly.
Maritime law is applied when an employee is injured at sea. This law is different from personal injury and worker’s compensation laws that apply to land-based accidents. Thus, it is vital that you contact an attorney if you have been involved in an accident on water. SMSH is your go to maritime firm.
Common Personal injury claims filed by crew members include:
- Broken bones in hand, arm, foot or leg
- Back injury
- Torn muscles
- Cut from machinery or equipment
Here is how we can Help
Our New York maritime attorneys have more than 80 years of experience and the knowledge of maritime law. Here at SMSH, we are dedicated to helping victims get the fair compensation they are entitled to under the Jones Act or other maritime laws. We will work to get you what you need to cover any medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering .
We have a comprehensive understanding of the Jones Act. Our New York maritime lawyers can assist you in developing a legal strategy, gathering evidence to make your case stronger, explaining legal terminology, and answer any questions that you may have. We are conveniently available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us today for a free evaluation. Click to Call 713-364-0723