Tampa Maritime Lawyer
Were you injured while working on a ship in Tampa? You may be entitled to compensation. Our Tampa maritime lawyers will work hard to get you the money you’ll need to cover medical bills, lost wages and more. We’re here to guide you through the maritime process and get you the money you deserve!
Why a Maritime Lawyer?
Maritime law governs all maritime accidents. These laws encompass all aspects of injury for seamen and anyone else who spends the majority of time working on a ship. Some of the most common areas that fall under maritime law include marine commerce, marine navigation, marine salvaging, shipping and sailors or seamen.
What is the Jones Act?
The Jones Act ensures certain rights to seamen who qualify. Simply, put the Jones Act allows seaman to hold negligent parties responsible for their injuries. Our experienced Tampa maritime lawyers bring legal action on behalf of seamen who were injured due to another party’s negligence while on board a ship.
Some of the most common cases we represent are injuries due to:
- Defective design
- Safety conditions
- Sunk vessels
When to File a Claim?
All maritime accidents are subject to a statue of limitations. If you believe you may have a case, Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. Click to Call 713-364-0723. Our attorneys are here to provide free legal consultations. We’ll be able to recommend if you should pursue a case as well as to answer all your cases.