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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 a boat. Call Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. to speak with a top-rated Seattle maritime lawyer about your Jones Act case. We offer a free consultation and experienced legal representation for maritime workers in the local Seattle area.

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 their time working on a ship. Maritime law firms deal specifically with cases that fall under the purview of maritime admiralty law.

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 crew members 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 the fair compensation they are entitled to under the Jones Act. When pursuing a case, you want to be sure your longshoremen lawyer is well-versed in the complexities of maritime law. If you’re searching for a maritime injury attorney in Seattle, we can assist you by developing a legal strategy for your claim and securing 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 today to get a free consultation with an offshore injury lawyer. Click to Call 713-364-0723.