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Philadelphia Maritime Lawyers

Philadelphia Maritime Lawyers


If you were injured while working on a ship, you could receive compensation. Philadelphia maritime lawyers will work hard to guide you through this process and ensure that you get the justice that you deserve.

What is Maritime law?

A maritime lawyer practices laws that pertain to the navigable waters in the United States, as well as the open water in places like the Gulf of Mexico and the coastal lines of the US, but lawyers can also pertain to the Jones Act. Maritime law involves ships, shipping, insurance claims and civil matters that occur on the open waters.

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 Philadelphia 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
  • Pollution

Our attorneys have years of experience and the knowledge of maritime law in Philadelphia. 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. (888)-405-3393