Orlando Maritime Lawyers
What is Maritime Law?
Maritime lawyers practice the law as it pertains to navigable fresh waters in the United States, as well as the open water on the coastal lines of the U.S., like the Florida Gulf Coast.
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 captain or other crew members after an accident has occurred.
When Should I File a Claim?
The average personal injury lawyer isn’t going to know all of the evolving fine points of maritime, but the accomplished Orlando maritime attorneys of SMSH legal 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
Our attorneys have years of experience and the knowledge of maritime law in Orlando. Here at SMSH we are dedicated to helping victims get their 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. Click to Call 713-364-0723