Pasadena Maritime Injury Lawyers Providing Legal Advice and Representation for Injured Clients
While not as well known as other types of personal injury accidents, maritime injuries often affect many people at one time. A maritime injury can occur on any type of ship, but there are some injuries that are more common than others. Maritime accidents may also take place in ports or harbors, or along shorelines close to the water’s edge.
Unfortunately, it is difficult for many victims eligible for maritime injury claims to navigate through their legal options without help from an experienced attorney. Maritime injury cases are different than most personal injury accidents because there are also federal laws involved which can drastically impact the outcome of your claim.
Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP is a professional law firm that has years of experience handling maritime claims. Our knowledgeable Pasadena attorneys are committed to providing the best possible legal representation to injured clients. We will do everything within our power to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injury, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. Contact an attorney at our law firm today if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a ship or offshore work accident.
What Does a Maritime Accident Consist Of?
Maritime refers to travel by ship or boat, and the injuries that occur on these types of vessels result from collisions with other ships or boats, capsizing, exploding, fire, sinking, falling overboard into the water, or being struck by a large object in the water. Any type of accident on board a ship is covered under maritime law. Likewise, offshore accidents and maritime workers such as seamen, harbor workers, and fishermen may also be covered if they have suffered injuries in a maritime accident. If you have been injured during your trip aboard a cargo ship, cruise liner, or fishing vessel in waters, you are potentially entitled to compensation.
What Financial Damages Can I Receive?
For the most part, maritime accidents are covered by admiralty law, which can be complex. Not only does it have to do with the water on which the accident occurred but also with ownership of any large containers or other furnishings on board.
If you have incurred serious injuries due to a maritime accident, financial damages may include reimbursement for your medical expenses and hospital bills, payment for time missed from work due to injury or illness, payment for permanent injuries including scarring and disfigurement, compensation for lost future earnings if you will not be able to return to work in the same capacity after your accident, pain and suffering compensation (for both current and future pain), mental anguish compensation (debilitating fear caused by your shipboard accident), and any other damages that can be considered due to your accident.
If you have lost a family member in a maritime accident, you may also receive financial compensation for funeral expenses, loss of support from the salary or wages that will no longer be paid to the deceased, loss of love and companionship, mental anguish compensation for your grief and suffering, and more in a Pasadena maritime lawsuit. The attorneys in our law firm focus their practice on personal injury cases such as this one so we are well-equipped to handle even the most complex maritime lawsuits.
Should I Hire a Maritime Injury Attorney?
Hiring a Pasadena maritime injury attorney is one of the best choices you can make following your maritime accident. We will negotiate with the insurance company and help you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled to for your injuries and losses. Every case is different and we will review your case individually to determine the best course of action. It is important you have a law firm with many years of experience handling maritime claims, so be sure to contact the attorneys at our Pasadena law office for your free initial consultation today.
When Should I Reach Out to a Maritime Injury Lawyer in Pasadena?
With the high stakes that follow a serious injury, it is important to act quickly. Reach out to an experienced law firm today for your free initial consultation or if you have any questions about maritime litigation or personal injury claims in general. We have skilled Pasadena maritime attorneys that can help you receive the financial compensation you deserve.