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San Diego Maritime Lawyers

San Diego Maritime Lawyers

 

If you were injured while working on a ship, you could be entitled to compensation. Our 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 civil problems that happen on the open water. Maritime admiralty law is 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, provides seamen with certain rights. This act gives our longshoremen and offshore injury lawyers the ability to take legal action against ship owners, ship captains, and/or other crew members after an accident.

Some common types of injuries reported:

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

The offshore injury lawyers at SMSH offer a free no-commitment consultation. We have years of experience and extensive knowledge of maritime law in San Diego, CA. If you were injured and are in need of compensation for mounting medical bills, loss of wages, or pain and suffering, give us a call today to reach a maritime injury attorney in San Diego who will fight for you. Our local maritime law firm can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click to Call 713-364-0723