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, including the Jones Act. 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. The rules governing who qualifies as a Jones Act seaman as well as what kinds of sea vessels are covered by the Jones Act can be confusing, which is why you need a seasoned offshore injury lawyer on your side.
When Should I File a Claim?
The average personal injury or longshoremen lawyer isn’t going to know all the evolving fine points of maritime admiralty law, but the accomplished Orlando maritime attorneys of Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. will. Personal injuries reported by crew members can often be traced to:
- Defective vessel design
- Hazardous ship conditions
- Sunken vessels from leaking oil
- Loss of vessel from poor construction
Our Orlando maritime and offshore injury lawyers have years of experience and a vast knowledge of maritime law. 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.
The dedicated legal team at our maritime law firm can assist you in devising an effective legal strategy, gathering evidence to strengthen your case, and resolving any legal questions that you may have. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us today for a free evaluation from a maritime injury attorney in Orlando, FL. Click to Call 713-364-0723
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