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Seattle Maritime Lawyers

Seattle Maritime Lawyers


If you have been injured while working in the open sea on a ship, you could be entitled to compensation. A maritime lawyer works on these specific cases that involve all aspects of trade, transportation and passenger travel by open sea on boat.

What is Maritime Law?

Maritime law governs all matters that involve shipping, insurance claims and civil matters that occur in fresh waters within the United States, as well as coastal lines of the U.S. These laws include all aspects of injury for individuals under the distinction of seamen, a person who spends a majority of time working on a ship.

When Should I File a Claim?

Pursuing a claim under maritime law can be very complicated. Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris L.L.P. are experienced maritime lawyers in Seattle.

Most Common injuries filed by crewmembers include:

  • Lack of proper safety training
  • Negligent crewmembers or captain
  • Sunken vessel from leaking oil
  • Loss of vessel from poor construction

Our attorneys at SMSH legal are dedicated to getting victims fair compensation they are entitled to under the Jones Act. We can assist you by developing a legal strategy for your claim and to get you compensation that will cover any losses or expenses. Our phones are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, give us a call for a free consultation today. Click to Call 713-364-0723