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San Diego Maritime Lawyers

San Diego Maritime Lawyers

 

If you were injured while working on a ship, you could receive compensation. San Diego maritime lawyers will represent you through this process and ensure you are awarded fair compensation for any medical bills and loss of wages.

What is Maritime Law?

Maritime law includes all commercial and private transportation of goods or passengers by sea. Also known as admiralty law, it governs all matters involving the use of ships, shipping goods, insurance claims and all civil problems that happen on the open water. These laws are supported by the Jones Act and the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA).

What is the Jones Act?

The Jones Act, formally known as the Merchant Act of 1920, gives seamen certain rights when qualified under the act. This act gives our maritime lawyers the ability to take legal action against ship owners, ship captains and/or other crew members after an accident.

Some common types of injures reported:

  • Defective ship construction
  • Unsafe work conditions
  • Pollution due to poor construction

The lawyers at SMSH offer a free no-commitment consultation. We have years of experience and knowledge of maritime law in San Diego. If you were injured and are in need of compensation for piling medical bills, loss of wages or pain and suffering, give us a call today 24hours a day, 7 days a week. Click to Call 713-364-0723